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OSHA, NSC Renew Alliance To Address Injury, Illness And Fall Prevention Programs


During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will develop fact sheets on the benefits of employers establishing an injury and illness prevention program, hazard identification and control topics that should be included in worker training, fall prevention and best practices for reporting near misses.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Sliding Into Home, Literally!


For some people, living within the walls of a converted baseball stadium would be the ultimate fantasy. (Talk about your Field of Dreams!) And while baseball isn’t for everyone, just think about the pickup baseball games the kids will play.

The Post‐Frame Fire Wall: New, Tested, And Economical

3 hour firewall

An hourly rated wall—rated as high as three hours—is often required to separate building areas or occupancy types to meet the IBC requirement for life safety. For architects, builders, and engineers, that traditionally has meant using a rated eight‐inch or 10‐inch concrete block wall on a concrete foundation, but with this recent test exceeding hour‐rating expectations, that may no longer be the case.

SPECIAL FEATURE From Business Facilities: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy


With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall.