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Forest Service Seeks Comments on Noncommercial Forest Products

Posted: 07/31/2014 2:59PM

The U.S. Forest Service today announced and is seeking comment on a proposed rule that would provide forest products to federally-recognized Indian Tribes.


OSHA ComDust Rule Way Past Due: CSB Chief

By Rich Christianson Posted: 07/26/2014 4:42PM

The combustible dust explosion that claimed three lives at AL Metal in 2010 underscores the need for a national combustible dust standard, according to Rafael Moure-Eraso, chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).


Lumber Liquidators Sued for CARB Violation: Formaldehyde Flooring

By Alex Keown Posted: 07/23/2014 11:58AM

A lawsuit filed against Lumber Liquidators says Chinese-made flooring sold by the company emits formaldehyde at levels far above the level requiring cancer warnings under California law.


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


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