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More stories about Safety

  • Construction in Reverse

    ... with additional hazards. That's how OSHA defines demolition, and offers resources for making the job safer.

  • Is Texas' "Miracle" Economy Built on Construction Worker Injuries?

    A Texas Tribune investigative series casts a harshly critical eye on the state’s lack of safety practices to protect construction workers.

  • Bostitch Smart Point Pneumatic Brad Nailer

    Other finish nailers force you to compress a spring-loaded nose against the work surface to fire a shot. But with Smart Point nailers, you just touch the non-marring tip to the surface—no pushing required.

  • Full-Face Protection

    Safety goggles are great--unless you have to wear them over prescription glasses. In that case, a full-face shield is the way to go.

  • Heat Kills

    After a long winter, summer's finally here ... and it could be brutal.

  • A Tale of Two Hazards

    There are no clear policies for the two biggest IAQ hazards - carbon monoxide and radon.

  • Safely Moving a Large Beam With a Forklift

    A reader writes in with concerns about safety on the job when working with forklifts

  • Time to Boycott Angie's List?

    Despite being popular with the consumer, Angie's List has been nothing but a headache for many contractors and remodelers ever since it started. It now appears that a number of people within the remodeling industry have had enough and are calling for it's head. Is it time to deliver a killing blow...

  • Sole Survivor. What's on Your Feet?

    Do you prefer sneakers or tennis shoes for lightness and agility on the jobsite? You might want to think twice about what you wear on your feet.

  • Code-Compliant Wood Walls

    The ICC and APA team up to provide guidance on building "R20" and "R-13+5"  wall to meet requiremtn in the the 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Energy Conservation Code.