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  • OSHA Extends Temporary Fall-Protection Enforcement Once Again

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to push its toughest enforcement measures for its new fall-protection rule back to March 15, 2013, according to a memo released on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Wages on Hold

    Most of the remodeling company owners we spoke with for this article had to cut wages during the recession. But many are reporting that in the past two years they have started to increase pay. As Craig Huseby, owner of Huseby Homes, in Nashville, Tenn., put it, 'You can only go so long without...

  • OSHA Extends Temporary Fall-Protection Enforcement Once Again

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to push its toughest enforcement measures for its new fall-protection rule back to March 15, 2013, according to a memo released on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Hardware Chain Sues Home Depot and Power Tool Companies

    Orchard Supply Hardware, a California hardware chain, is suing Home Depot, Makita, and Milwaukee Electric Tool in federal court for restraint of trade. Orchard claims Makita and Milwaukee cut off its supply of power tools shortly after Home Depot announced plans to lock up the supply of key...

  • Helper on Home Remodeling Project Sues Supervisor over Stairway Collapse

    Texas lawsuit faults co-worker for failing to provide a safe workplace, inadequate supervision.

  • Ryobi Portable Table-Saws Recalled

    One World Technologies of Anderson, S.C., is recalling Ryobi portable table saws with potentially misaligned saw blades, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission. The recall involves over 21,000 Ryobi RTS20 portable table saws that were imported from China and sold at U.S. and Canadian...

  • Bosch Recalls Hammer Drills

    Bosch has issued a recall of about 20,000 hammer drills. The models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and/or ground connector failure posing a shock hazard.

  • CuttingEdge: Equipment Rentals Trending Up

    Despite the continuing economic uncertainty affecting the housing and construction industries, not all of the news is bad. Three recent high-level studies are seeing early signs of recovery and forecasting growth for the months ahead, with residential building and remodeling picking up steam as we...

  • Cutting Edge: Arkansas Contractor Wins Site Commander!

    Veteran contractor Don Hodge of North Little Rock, Ark., went online to look for a Lenox 3-inch hole saw and came away as this year's winner of the Site Commander Sweepstakes. He picked up the keys to his new truck at the Lenox 301 NASCAR Race in Loudon, N.H., at the end of June.

  • Cutting Edge: Confusion Surrounds Lead Rule

    By now, everyone involved in residential remodeling should know about the EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. As of midsummer there were still plenty of questions and confusion regarding the requirements for tools and equipment. In particular the government was still in the process...