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EPA Finalizes Clean Air Standards for Industrial Boilers

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/21/2012 9:19AM

EPA Finalizes Clean Air Standards for Industrial Boilers, Incinerators and Cement Kilns/Updated rules provide extensive public health protections, cut costs of compliance


ComDust: What Woodworkers Need to Know

By Jamison Scott Posted: 11/28/2012 1:22PM

With the increase of combustible dust incidents, OSHA is visiting woodworking facilities with greater frequency.


New Alternative Compliance Paths Available for LEED Projects

Posted: 10/23/2012 2:26PM

A new set of Global Alternative Compliance Paths, or Global ACPs, are now available for all commercial projects pursuing LEED green building certification using the 2009 versions of the rating systems.


Employers Can Be Removed from OSHA's Severe Violators List

By Rich Christianson Posted: 08/26/2012 3:19PM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established criteria for removing employers, including wood products manufacturers, from its controversial Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP).




Massachusetts Announces Biomass Energy Regulations

Posted: 08/17/2012 12:00PM

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) today adopted the final Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Class I regulations, implementing changes to biomass energy eligibility.


Manufacturers: Regulations Are Harming Job Growth

Posted: 07/25/2012 10:48AM

The National Association of Manufacturers supports regulatory reforms to reduce red tape and improve competitiveness.


Firewood Regulations Help Preserve Healthy Trees

By Josh Krol Posted: 07/01/2012 11:32AM

Consumers transporting wood has led to various bug and disease infestations on trees. The issue has become such a problem that the USDA released a reminder to those consumers before the holiday weekend.


Absence of ComDust Rule Doesn't Stop OSHA Enforcement

By Jamison Scott Posted: 06/11/2012 11:31AM

OSHA may still be wrangling over creation of a combustible dust standard but that hasn't stopped its inspectors from doling out citations and fines for ComDust violations.


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