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June 19, 2012

UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), has announced that appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. has become the first company in the marketplace to achieve certification of its products to the new AHAM-CSA-UL sustainability standard for household refrigeration appliances.

October 5, 2011

According to an article in the Oregonian, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Stimson Lumber $5,000 for infractions related to a fatal accident in May.

Oregon's OSHA said the Portland-based forest products company didn't adequately train an employee who died from a hydraulic-equipment explosion.

July 8, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Home Depot store in Chicago for two repeat and one serious alleged safety violations, including failing to remove damaged equipment from service and train employees on safety procedures. The company faces proposed penalties of $55,000.

June 16, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced $1,939,000 in proposed penalties for Phenix Lumber Co., a sawmill in Phenix City, Ala., for safety violations that include exposing employees to amputation and fall hazards. 

June 13, 2011

A Lowe’s employee was killed in a storage facility in Charlotte, N.C., right across the parking lot from one of the retailer’s stores, according to an article in the Charlotte Observer. The 35-year-old man was standing under a garage door when it suddenly fell and hit him on the head at 11 a.m. on June 4.  

April 13, 2011

LP’s Flameblock sheathing, a fire-resistant oriented strand board (OSB), has earned a UL listing from the Underwriters Laboratories Canada (ULC). This listing followed three rounds of fire testing by ULC, satisfying requirements for use of the ULC label on the product. The testing was conducted at ULC’s fire testing facility in Toronto, Ontario.

March 9, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced a voluntary recall of "Garden Treasures Living" steel outdoor fireplaces made by Sunjoy Industries Group.

February 1, 2011

With the elections over and the Republicans having gained the majority in the House and having made significant gains in the Senate, many in Washington have witnessed a change in the tone of legislative activity. 


January 4, 2011

Safety concerns over the air transport of lithium batteries – and proposed federal regulations governing their shipment – has caused some sparks among U.S. trading partners, according to an article in the Washington Post.

December 5, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Home...

November 23, 2010

Mount Prospect, Ill.-based Robert Bosch Tool Corp. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...

November 22, 2010

The Home Depot Canada is voluntarily recalling all holiday LED light strings sold between Oct....

November 16, 2010

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has encouraged the CEOs of 14 major retailers...

November 8, 2010

Saint Paul, Minn.-based 3M has teamed up with the Home Safety Council to help build...

September 6, 2010

Phenix Lumber is facing fines of $436,400 for repeated health and safety violations that led...

October 7, 2008

Leadership and safety awards go to dealers in Columbus, Ind.; Plattsburgh, N.Y.; and Unionville, Conn.,...

September 23, 2007

Back injuries, shoulder sprains and other musculoskeletal injuries in lumberyards commanded the attention of Congress...

July 15, 2007

A study released by the National Safety Council last month revealed some pretty shocking statistics....

June 10, 2007

Ahandful of lumberyards went up in flames in April and May, bringing attention to the...

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