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  • 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

    Free safety training for small builders, mold and moisture bankrupt big builder, plastic lumber ages well, New York builders liable for fall-related injuries, self-cleaning windows, more

  • Torchdown Roofing Basics

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

  • Resources

    Safety videos

  • Fall Protection Update

    In an effort to make fall protection more practical, OSHA continues to refine its alternative strategies. A framing contractor explains how to work safely and meet the regs, but still get the job done.

  • Products

    Vinyl siding for that log cabin look; interchangeable hitch balls; round shower; platform hoist for roof shingles; stable saw stand; more

  • Innovative (and Cool!) Safety Products

    We evaluate an assortment of today’s safety products and ponder the age-old question: Can safety products actually look cool?

  • Toolbox: Pneumatic Concrete Nailer

    Hitachi pneumatic concrete nailer