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September 29, 2011

Through the introduction of the FortiCel Mold Prevention System, CertainTeed is providing building professionals and homeowners with long-term protection against mold growth. 

Backed by a  25-year warranty, FortiCel is a topical spray-on application that can be used on virtually all interior construction surfaces, including dimensional lumber, steel studs, concrete and floor joists. 

July 8, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Home Depot store in Chicago for two repeat and one serious alleged safety violations, including failing to remove damaged equipment from service and train employees on safety procedures. The company faces proposed penalties of $55,000.

June 16, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced $1,939,000 in proposed penalties for Phenix Lumber Co., a sawmill in Phenix City, Ala., for safety violations that include exposing employees to amputation and fall hazards. 

June 13, 2011

A Lowe’s employee was killed in a storage facility in Charlotte, N.C., right across the parking lot from one of the retailer’s stores, according to an article in the Charlotte Observer. The 35-year-old man was standing under a garage door when it suddenly fell and hit him on the head at 11 a.m. on June 4.  

April 13, 2011

LP’s Flameblock sheathing, a fire-resistant oriented strand board (OSB), has earned a UL listing from the Underwriters Laboratories Canada (ULC). This listing followed three rounds of fire testing by ULC, satisfying requirements for use of the ULC label on the product. The testing was conducted at ULC’s fire testing facility in Toronto, Ontario.

April 4, 2011

Piscataway, N.J.-based American Standard's 2011 Responsible Bathroom Tour begins rolling this month with stops at more than 100 plumbing wholesale locations. 

The star of the show is a walk-through mobile plumbing showroom displaying WaterSense-certified toilets, faucets and shower heads.

February 1, 2011

With the elections over and the Republicans having gained the majority in the House and having made significant gains in the Senate, many in Washington have witnessed a change in the tone of legislative activity. 


January 17, 2011

Muscatine, Iowa-based Prefense, maker of Prefenz Botanicals hand sanitizers, has signed several contracts with major retailers, including Do it Best and True Value, according to the DesMoines Register. 

December 5, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Home...

November 16, 2010

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has encouraged the CEOs of 14 major retailers...

November 8, 2010

Saint Paul, Minn.-based 3M has teamed up with the Home Safety Council to help build...

September 6, 2010

Phenix Lumber is facing fines of $436,400 for repeated health and safety violations that led...

September 23, 2007

Back injuries, shoulder sprains and other musculoskeletal injuries in lumberyards commanded the attention of Congress...

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