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Academia Furniture Cited for ComDust, Other Violations

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 06/13/2014 11:07AM

Educational furniture maker Academia Furniture Industries LLC faces fines by OSHA of $58,100 for 30 serious safety and health violations, including combustible dust.


After Wooden Shelves Banned, FDA Rethinks Its Policies

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/13/2014 8:10AM

Moves to ban wooden boards and shelving from cheesemaking by regional Food and Drug Administrators stirred a furor and fears of a trade war. FDA moved quickly to say it is "not prohibiting or banning the long-standing practice of using wood shelving in artisanal cheese."


Green Globes Sustainable Interior Certification Debuts at NeoCon

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 06/09/2014 3:13PM

The Green Building Initiative debuts a Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors Certification Program, pushing further into LEED and US Green Building Council territory.


Lumber Liquidators Expands Customs Compliance Officers

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 06/08/2014 2:15PM

Lumber Liquidators has expanded its customs compliance team. The flooring. Last year the flooring company is a subject of an investigation by the U.S. Customs over possible imports of protected wood species.




Festool Recalls TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/25/2014 10:31AM

Festool has recalled its 5,700 model TS 55 REQ plunge cut Tracksaws made between February and May 2013, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and its Canadian counterpart.


Video Shows Ease of Achieving Commercial Fenestration Energy Code

Posted: 05/22/2014 8:13PM

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has created a new whiteboard showing how easy it is achieve fenestration energy code compliance.


Crown Furniture Owner Sued Over OSHA Whistleblower Complaint

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 05/20/2014 8:31AM

Donald Pottern, owner of Crown Furniture, West Springfield, MA, has been sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for allegedly firing a worker who filed a safety complaint with the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


Canyon Creek Cabinet Wins Environmental Practices Award

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 05/16/2014 6:30AM

Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. won the Association of Washington Business Environmental Excellence Award, for Leading Environmental Practices such as reusing sawdust, wood shavings and solvents.


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