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More stories about Safety

  • DeWalt DWD460 Stud and Joist Drill

    Every plumber has a tale about being beat up by his right-angle drill, so any model that improves user safety is worth a look.

  • Window Seats and Safety Glass

    While trimming out a room during a remodeling job, the homeowner asked me to build a window seat. Does the window above the seat now have to be fitted with tempered safety glass?

  • Cooper Arrow Hart RhinoBoxes

    A centralized temporary supply box for power on a new construction site saves wiring time and improves worker safety.

  • Putting Safety First

    TAOS, N.M.—When it comes to the $7.9 million El Cerrito Apartment Homes complex completed in 2007, developer Stephen Crozier of Tierra Realty Trust has been lauded for building an affordable community in a sleek pueblo style reminiscent of mid-century modern design.

  • Before the Aftermath

    APARTMENT FINANCE TODAY'S Multifamily Disaster Survival Guide showcases best practices for apartment owners and developers when it comes to disaster preparedness, including how best to negotiate insurance contracts.

  • JLC Extra: Cutting Fiber Cement - Sources of Supply and Information

    This list contains links to various related sources: manufacturers mentioned in the story; makers of circular blades; other articles about safe cutting practices; and MSDS sheets for fiber cement.

  • In the News

    Study shows high on-the-job death rate for Hispanic workers; San Diego launches new recycling mandate; states crack down on copper theft; more

  • Haven for Homeless Homes

    When a northeast storm cut a new opening through a barrier beach in the Cape Cod community of Chatham, Mass., in April 2007, owners of seasonal cottages on the narrow strip of sand were dismayed but not surprised: North Beach, as it's locally known, is in a continuous — and sometimes dramatic —...

  • 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.

  • Letters

    Air-sealing diagnostics; proposal to document illegal immigrants; preventing accidents; more