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Falls from elevations by roofers cost an average of $106,000 per claim, while falls by carpenters cost an average of $97,000 each. The numbers are included in a new presentation from OSHA.
A Tennessee task force recommended sterner penalties for companies found to be misclassifying construction workers after a study revealed such misclassifications are costing the state millions of...
America’s homes today are the best built in history due to adherence to modern building codes based on sound engineering.
A new study says that achieving some LEED credits might carry an additional risk of worker injury of up to 41 percent.
Restraints on credit for home buyers and home builders continue to impede the housing and economic recovery, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said at recent meeting of the National...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted a series of 17 short videos online to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job.
A Cheyenne lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would require full written disclosure by roofing contractors, including out-of-state roofers, of the work they will perform.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announces new housing discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in federally supported housing...
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) will offer “Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z” Feb. 21 during the association’s 125th annual convention and the 2012 International...
A recent crackdown on safety violations by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration is threatening the livelihood of small contractors in Kansas, those in the industry say.
A 37-year-old carpenter working in a 12-foot ditch was killed after it caved in, crushing him.
That Texas ranked among the bottom three states in a recently released analysis of residential building codes in 18 hurricane-prone coastal states does not sit well with the state’s insurance...
All new residential construction and some commercial buildings have to be 20 percent more energy efficient than the existing state code under the new rules adopted by Amherst, Mass.
The National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC) is offering a webinar titled “Liability for Code Compliance: Who is Responsible?” on Feb. 15.
Remodelers are losing projects to uncertified contractors under the higher costs of LRRP rules, survey says
Two new global building initiatives, the ZigBee Building Automation Standard and the ISO 50001 certification program, were introduced this year.
The recent fatality of a man working on a tornado-damaged house in West Springfield, Mass. highlights the need to take safety measures to prevent falls, according to an official with the Western...
The Earth Advantage Institute identified 10 key green building trends for 2012.
A super-green demonstration home in an Ottawa suburb shows how builders can meet the new Ontario Building Code, and then some.
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Associate Executive Director of Technical Services Mark Graham will lead a webinar on International Green Construction Codes (IgCC) on Jan. 25.