• Silica Dust and You: Ensuring Compliance with OSHA Standards

    Silica Dust and You: Ensuring Compliance with OSHA Standards

    As of September 23, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began enforcing new silica safety standards for the construction industry. Even though that was the better part of a year ago...

  • Planes, Trains and More: Traveling Safely with Your Tools

    Planes, Trains and More: Traveling Safely with Your Tools

    Not all contractors like to or want to travel outside their traditional service areas unless they can do so in their work vehicles. But occasionally, circumstances may require taking some of your hand and power tools along with you on a plane, train or on a long bus trip.

  • California's New Solar Standards: What Contractors Need to Know

    California's New Solar Standards: What Contractors Need to Know

    Heads up if you’re a builder in the state of California. New regulations set to go into effect in 2020 will require that most new homes and multifamily structures are outfitted with the ability to ...

  • Permits for Children's Play Structures: Yes, It's A Real Concern

    Permits for Children's Play Structures: Yes, It's A Real Concern

    For decades, building a kid’s playhouse or treehouse was simply drawing a basic design, buying the materials and putting it up. Recently, one permit fiasco almost made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, which...

  • Spotlight on Specializations: Are You Batty for Pest Control?

    Spotlight on Specializations: Are You Batty for Pest Control?

    You most likely know this, but there is more to pest control than a rolled-up newspaper and a can of bug spray. If those were a perfect solution, there would be no need for pest control. Learning how to kill bugs...

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