September 1, 1993
A carpenter's journal entries reveal how the accident happened and how it changed his attitude about safety on the job site
March 1, 1993
What to do when you've stepped on a nail or dropped a 6x6 on your toes
January 1, 1993
Sifting through the wreckage of Hurricane Andrew to learn why some houses survived and some didn't
March 1, 1992
Here's an addition that I think improves upon Mike Nathan's tip for lifting trusses (Quick release truss-anchor). I realize that Mr. Nathan and his crew protect themselves with hardhats, but…
March 1, 1991
Getting the details right might save a life.
January 1, 1991
A structural engineer explains what happens to a wood-frame building in an earthquake and how it can resist collapse.
From carpal tunnel to tendinitis -- cumulative injuries and the building trades
July 1, 1990
To set an extension ladder at the optimum angle for safe climbing and descending, begin by facing the ladder with your toes against its feet. When your arms are horizontal…
It seemed that no matter how carefully I aligned my sawblade with its fence, they wouldn't end up quite parallel. This can result in cuts that have burned edges, and…
A log builder tells about chainsaw safety, maintenance, and how he uses chainsaws to work logs and timbers.
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