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  • When to Call a Lawyer

    Contractors tend to avoid calling for legal help. Partly this is because they're used to solving their own problems, and partly it's because they don't want to rack up attorney's fees. But certain circumstances — let's call them legal emergencies — absolutely require immediate legal counsel.

  • In the News

    A proposed interior-design law stirs controversy in California; a fatal fall leads to criminal obstruction charge in Illinois; more

  • In the News

    New pressure-treated lumber promises less corrosion; OSHA decides employers must pay for safety gear; more

  • In the News

    U.S.-Canada lumber deal; FEMA guidelines; OSHA ruse; lead threat; more

  • Danger Zone

    By Bridget Mintz Testa. Wilbur Cancino began his fateful four-day walk from Mexico to McKinney, Texas, near Dallas on a hot Monday morning in June 2001. In the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) investigation that followed, Cancino's death was determined to be his own fault for not...

  • Staging High Work

    New scaffolding products and personal safety gear make it easier than ever to perform high work safely.

  • Q&A: Fall Protection Criteria

    Q: Your May 2001 article "Fall Protection Update" says that OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926 requires fall protection for anyone working above 6 feet. Here in Washington state, I understand that the standard applies when there is a 10-foot fall potential. What a

  • Notebook

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    A metal roofing contractor explains why he uses single-ply modified bitumen for low-slope applications and how he installs it safely.