Fall Protection

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Ohio Roofing Company Fined for Repeatedly Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards

Chanell Roofing and Home Improvement faces more than $200,000 in OSHA penalties. More

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Industry Initiative To Stop Jobsite Falls

Falls remain the leading cause of jobsite injuries, prompting a group of industry observers to collaborate on fall-prevention program StopConstructionFalls.com. The campaign combines stakeholders from the labor sector, government, and academia as well as the National Association of Home Builders. More

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ProSales Readers Pick Economics, ProBuild Shakeups as 2011's Top Stories

The continued homebuilding slump edged out the leadership and organizational shakeups at ProBuild as the most significant story in construction supply this year, a survey of ProSales readers found. Meanwhile, president Barack Obama and Congress were the runaway winners as the most significant individuals in LBM in 2011. More

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Here's an Anticlimax: Dealers Suffered in 2010

One of the great things about construction supply companies is that they're private, relatively small businesses, but that also means it's devilishly hard to get a sense of how they're doing financially. More

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OSHA Sets 3-Month Phase-In Before Enforcing Fall Protection Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to give companies an extra three months, until Sept. 15, to comply with the agency's new residential construction fall protection directive. More

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New OSHA Directive Gets Mixed Reviews

Two builders' groups gave mixed reviews regarding new fall protection measures created by the OSHA last week. The National Roofing Contractors Association said it was unhappy with the new rule, while the National Association of Home Builders praised the new measure. More

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OSHA Revamps Residential Roofing Safety Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new directive mandating certain fall protection requirements for residential builders. The new directive replaces an interim directive that has been in effect since 1995 and allowed residential builders to bypass fall protection requirements. More

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OSHA Retreats

Many building materials dealers won't be required to comply with a potentially expensive new federal crane and derrick standard that takes effect Nov. 8, thanks to the advocacy and educational efforts of staff and members of LBM's national trade group. More

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OSHA Fines AL Sawmill $439K for Health, Safety Violations

An Alabama sawmill was fined $439,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 53 safety and health violations that included the death of one worker and crittical injury of another. More

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