Violations and Fines

Paint settlements suggest caution with broad-brush VOC, safety claims

If marketing claims are any indication, “green” paint is popular with consumers, but not just in the sense of emerald, ...
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House Wrap Maker Still Facing FTC Scrutiny Over R-Value Claims

An ongoing FTC case is a reminder to businesses — If you make product claims based on scientific testing, you ...
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Paint Companies Settle VOC Claims, But More Transparency is Needed

An FTC challenge to the paint industry should reduce greenwashing, but consumers deserve to know the whole truth. This summer, ...
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Violating OSHA Noise Standards: An Expensive Lesson

As one pallet repair company learned, failure to protect worker hearing can be costly. A Pennsylvania company recently learned of ...
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Seven Common Building and Plumbing Code Violations

These all-too-common "blunders" include a couple of zingers that may surprise you. Building suppliers such as CSI, the author of ...
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OSHA Offers 30-Day Grace Period for New Silica Standard Enforcement

The Agency released a memo on Sept. 20th from Thomas Galassi, Acting Deputy Assistant, clarifying when and how the standard will ...
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