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More stories about Lead-Safe Practices

  • Legal Adviser: Asbestos and the Law

    Asbestos and the law

  • Commonsense Lead Safety

    A remodeling contractor describes the practical measures he takes to keep workers and customers healthy, avoid legal costs, and create a clean, comfortable work site.

  • Notebook

    HUD issues lead regs; making drywall from smokestack sludge; new technology yields straighter studs; wastewater disposal in Alaska; more

  • Q&A: Protecting Eyes from Lead and Asbestos Dust

    Q: I do a lot of renovation work in old homes, and the work includes a lot of demolition. I am very concerned about health hazards from lead-based paint and asbestos. I make it a practice of wearing the best respirator I can find. Unfortunately, every type of eye goggles I have tried fogs up when...

  • Letters

    Asphalt roof-over pros & cons, PT wood myths, preventing wood siding woes, lead paint caution

  • Notebook

    Builder Web services, new housewrap standard in the works, lead information rule announced, R-value of masonry fill insulation, Marvin court case dismissed

  • Successful Fireplaces in Tight Houses

    Want to keep the fireplace from smoking your clients out of their living room? The answer lies in building a straight flue, locating the chimney in the center of the house, and controlling air pressure with makeup air.

  • Notebook

    Soil erosion on job sites under scrutiny, 2x4 vs. 2x6 wall framing study, opposition to pay-if-paid laws growing

  • Notebook

    Contractor develops college construction technology program, new asbestos study confirms health hazards

  • Vent-Free Gas Heaters - How Safe?

    Unvented gas fireplaces and heaters are the latest craze at hearth product retail stores. But before you install one for a client, you'd better consider the liability.