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CSB Video: Combustible Dust - Solutions Delayed

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 07/22/2014 11:36AM

The Chemical Safety Board released this video July 16 following the release of its investigation of the fatal 2010 combustible dust explosion at the AL Solutions metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, WV.


Porter-Cable Recalls More Than 100,000 Portable Routers

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 07/10/2014 10:04AM

More than 100,000 Porter-Cable production routers, manufactured between 1990 and April 2014, are being recalled because they pose an electric shock hazard.


Conestoga Wood Specialties Wins Supreme Court Battle

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/30/2014 10:02AM

The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 this morning to exempt Conestoga Wood Specialties, Hobby Lobby and other for-profit companies from being required to provide employees full health care coverage for contraception, including morning-after pills.


BC Sawmill Contests $1M Fine for Fatal Fire & Explosion

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/25/2014 3:00PM

Babine Forest Products Ltd. is contesting a $1 million penalty imposed by WorkSafeBC for the January 2012 sawmill fire and explosion that killed two employees and injured nearly two dozen others.




Six World Cup Stadiums Achieve LEED Certification

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/20/2014 11:00AM

Six 2014 World Cup soccer stadiums have attained LEED certification, including Maracan√£ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will host the final World Cup game. Diverting construction


LEED-Certified Housing Units Total 150,000 Worldwide, Says USGBC

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/20/2014 8:00AM

With 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, according to the U.S. Green Building Council's "LEED in Motion: Residential" report, USGBC pushes adoption of the green construction standard beyond commercial projects.


Gillespie Lumber Fined $125,000 for Failing to Fix Safety Issues

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/19/2014 12:13PM

Gillespie Lumber Ltd. of Nacogdoches, TX, is in trouble again with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration which cited the sawmill for 13 violations including seven for failure-to-abate violations stemming from an August 2013 OSHA inspection.


OSHA Issues Fines of $145,000 to Buchman Lumber Co.

Posted: 06/17/2014 1:08PM

Worker exposure to amputation hazards and excessive noise leads to serious and willful violations cited following US Department of Labor OSHA investigation. Proposed penalties of $145,200 issued to Buchman Lumber Co.


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