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OSHA Campaigns to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
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OSHA Campaigns to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

The agency urges employers to take simple steps to protect their employees from... Read more

11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses
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11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses

More than three dozen people gathered for a reunion plunge 10 feet when the deck... Read more

Bench Seating for a Deck
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Bench Seating for a Deck

The backyard deck Jim Finlay was building was mostly at grade level, but one side... Read more

Tags: Decking, Safety
Deck Collapse Injures One
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Deck Collapse Injures One

A half-dozen people were on a deck in Westminster, Mass., late last month when the... Read more

Montana Deck Collapse Injures 11
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Montana Deck Collapse Injures 11

Eleven people were hurt when a Montana deck collapsed. Read more

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Deck Fire Blamed on Reflected Sunlight

A deck fire at a Vancouver, Washington home was caused by reflected sunlight from a nearby window that kindled a fire in a planter located on the deck. Read more

A Close Call With a Saw
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A Close Call With a Saw

A veteran carpenter describes what happened when his hand accidentally came in... Read more

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ICC Building Safety Month

Simpson Strong-Tie is one of several sponsors of the International Code Council's 2016 Building Safety Month, which wraps up at the end of the month. As part of the campaign, the company is offering educational materials about building and retrofitting code-compliant decks. Read more

Tags: Safety
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Inspecting Decks

An experienced deck contractor is probably better qualified than a design pro to inspect a deck for possible problems Read more

Tags: Design, Safety
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High-End Deck Failures

High-end decks are just as likely to have construction defects as low-end decks Read more

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