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  • In the News

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

  • Practicing Safety

    By Bridget Mintz Testa. How do builders address the question of safety for Hispanic workers on the jobsite? Robb Pigg, vice president of operations at Shea Homes, in Walnut Creek, Calif., concurs: "The trades come and go.

  • 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...

  • Turning the Tide

    By Wyatt Kash. Large-scale home builders deserve a good deal of credit for the strides most have made building not only better homes, but better managed companies. As Big Builder reports this issue, of particular concern now is the rising fatality rate among Hispanic workers, who account for a...

  • 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

  • Backfill: One More Reason to Quit Smoking

    Beware gas buildup in water heaters

  • 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

  • Notebook

    Street-side garages banned in Portland, beware the Formosan termite, drywall dust hazard, patenting architectural ideas, new masonry code, recycling old shingles

  • Notebook

    Remodelers lobby Washington, Y2K fix for QuickBooks, EPA cracks down on lead paint, bad siding suit decided, energy code trade-offs