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Combustible Dust Test Lab Opened by Fauske

By Rich Christianson Posted: 12/06/2013 3:29PM

Fauske & Associates LLC has opened what it describes as a "comprehensive, state-of-the-art" combustible dust hazards testing lab and education center in Burr Ridge, a southwest suburb of Chicago.


Industrial Explosion Guide to ComDust Prevention

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/04/2013 9:17AM

A guide to industrial explosion protection includes scientific basics, case studies of combustible dust explosions, and prevention measures. A wood chip furnace dust explosion is detailed.


How Green Are My Casegoods

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/01/2013 2:03PM

Wood products sustainability initiatives have become more active as the economy recovers, including BIFMA level, KCMA Environmental Stewardship program (ESP) and the AHFA Sustainable by Design program.


Conestoga Wood To Get Supreme Court Healthcare Hearing

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/26/2013 3:47PM

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to Conestoga Wood Specialties' request for a review of Obamacare requirements. A lower court ruling requires the wood components business to insure birth control. The Mennonite owners say it violates their religious convictions.




Ethan Allen Furniture Earns AHFA Green Credential

By Mark Vruno Posted: 11/25/2013 3:11PM

Ethan Allen furniture focuses on supply chain in adopting AHFA 'Sustainable by Design' initiative.


Worker Abuse of Prescription Opiate Pain Relievers Rises

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 11/18/2013 7:14PM

American workers tested for drugs shows amphetamine and opiate use is on the rise, through overall, drug use has declined, according to Quest Diagnostics, which administers workplace drug test. Drug


What A Revolting FSC Development This Is!

By Mike DiGiuro Posted: 11/15/2013 11:46AM

The Forest Stewardship Council – FSC - has just announced its intention to track electronically every purchase of FSC materials. Yes, I said track electronically, EVERY purchase of FSC materials.


WorkSafeBC Continues ComDust Crack Down at Wood Plants

By Rich Christianson Posted: 11/15/2013 11:01AM

WorkSafeBC officers have embarked on a new round of inspections at sawmills and other wood processors as part of the safety agency's ongoing, comprehensive combustible dust initiative.


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