Safety & Healthfulness

Egress Systems by Wellcraft
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Egress Systems by Wellcraft

This easily operated fire escape system brings natural light into your basement. More

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Shelter From the Storm Shelter From the Storm

As part of July's Tornado Package, this short article will show cost-effective construction options for including a safe room within the existing floor plan. More

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Mystery Inspector: Huge Safety FAIL—Nails That Go Ouch

Hidden dangers in the attic space can cause pain to a lot of people down the road. More

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Homes For The Wildfire Threat

It's been a wet spring on the East Coast. But out west, it's hot and dry — conditions that could make this a bad year for wildland fires. And with millions of houses located where wildfire could spread through a neighborhood, that means elevated risk. More

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Colorado Wildfire: Two dead, hundreds of homes destroyed Colorado Wildfire: Two dead, hundreds of homes destroyed

The Black Forest fire in Colorado has displaced 38,000 people, destroyed at least 360 homes, and killed two. More

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OSHA: Roof Safety Rules

Fall protection is now OSHA's No. 1 national priority, but a lot of roofing contractors don't know it. Here's what you need to know. More

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OSHA Extends Temporary Fall-Protection Enforcement Once Again

The delay gives roofers another shot at getting the agency to reconsider its personal fall-arrest requirements. More

Tougher Fall Protection Rule Go into Effect Next Month
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Tougher Fall Protection Rule Go into Effect Next Month

A contractors trade group says the new rule deprives pros of a well-tested safeguard. More

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Fall Protection Training Videos Available for Builders and Remodelers

Online materials and DVDs can help construction contractors meet their obligation to prevent the industry's leading cause of injury and deaths on jobsites. More

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Tinnitus Relief Takes a Softer Approach Tinnitus Relief Takes a Softer Approach

A new treatment for a jobsite hazard has shown success in testing phase. More

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