Industry News

The construction and extraction industries have the second-highest rate of suicide – 53.3 per 100,000 workers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Three installers have been certified by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association for window installation, and two more plan to pass the certification exam before the end of the summer.

Large framing operations are putting the National Framers Council’s FrameSAFE program to work to elevate the safety level of their skilled subcontractors.

According to a review of OSHA’s database of inspection reports, the month of July had the highest rate of hospitalizations for work-related heat illness in 2015, followed by August and June/September, which tied for third.

As a result of the petition filed by U.S. lumber producers (COALITION) last November, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) reached a preliminary antidumping duty determination yesterday on Canadian softwood lumber imported into the U.S.

Section 232 of the deceptively named Trade Expansion Act of 1962 allows the president to initiate an investigation to determine whether our security is indeed threatened by imports.

Several state legislatures wrapped up business in the past month. Below are summaries of actions taken that had an impact either on building codes or funds that may impact energy efficiency programs.

SFPA released a statement opposing a recent proposal by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) concerning spray polyurethane foam products containing unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI).

An almost century-long endeavour to preserve and enhance York Region, Ont.’s managed forests reached another milestone earlier this year with a LEED Platinum certification.