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New OSHA Record Keeping Rules Also Apply to Wood Industry

Posted by Wade Vonasek | Posted: 09/24/2014 11:35AM

Employers are now required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.


Four More Health Care Firms Dump Furniture with Flame Retardants

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/23/2014 8:32PM

Four more major U.S. health systems says they will now only buy furniture without toxic flame retardants. Kaiser Permanente made a similar move in June, in a growing sector-wide effort to eliminate what is seen as an unneeded health threat.


New Class Action Filed Against Lumber Liquidators

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/20/2014 10:52AM

A law firm specializing in originating class action court claims, Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC of New York, says it filed a securities class action in U.S. District Court in Virginia against Lumber Liquidators.


63.5 Million Euro Pallets Made Under Uniform Standards Says EPAL

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/17/2014 10:47PM

63.5 million EPAL Euro pallets have been produced in twelve months under the licence of the European Pallet Association (EPAL). The number of repaired wooden pallets stands at 21.5 million.




Combustible Wood Dust Enforcement Reports Issued in Canada

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/11/2014 9:26PM

British Columbia's WorkSafeBC completed targeted combustible dust inspections in 85 sawmill locations and 15 wood product manufacturing locations in B.C. New combustible dust rules were initiated Sept. 1, 2014. Sample photos are included.


WorkSafeBC Imposes penalty and Claims Against Lakeland M

Posted: 09/11/2014 8:55PM

Sawmill owner Lakeland Mills Ltd. faces more than $750,000 in administrative penalties and a claims cost levy by WorkSafeBC, the provincial worker safety agency in British Columbia. A 2012 fire and explosion there killed two workers.


PJ Lumber Cited by OSHA for Fall and Amputation Hazards

Posted: 09/11/2014 8:38PM

Workers at PJ Lumber Co. were exposed to falls, amputations and other hazards. The finished lumber products manufacturer was been cited for 13 serious safety and health violations and a $50,000 fine proposed.


Birch Veneer Night Stand, Made in Viet Nam, Said to Scorch Floors

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/10/2014 10:55PM

La-Z-Boy's Lea Industries recalls rubberwood and birch veneer lighted night stands. Made in Viet Nam, the Willow Run two-drawer stand features an under-the-table 20-watt halogen night light that is said to pose burn hazards.


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