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Government Agency Regulates Workplace Safety

From ergonomics to mold and other building toxins, OSHA regulates the working conditions that may harm workers.

06/14/2013

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For Sale By Owner Has Its Risks

The housing market is roaring back to life. Here are some tips you should know if you’re thinking of selling your home on your own.

06/12/2013

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Buyer Beware Of What Home Sellers Don’t Have To Disclose

While state laws differ, in general home sellers must disclose to potential buyers known physical defects like a basement that floods or the presence of lead paint but things like a murder that happened in the house don’t have to be revealed.

03/15/2013

(Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in file photo.)

Philadelphia City Council Approves Lead Paint Monitoring Measure

Passage of the lead paint bill comes after city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, the sponsor, spent several years working both with landlords and child advocates.

12/15/2011

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in 2011.  File photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Councilwoman Modifies Lead Paint Testing Bill To Address Critics

Politics as the art of compromise was very evident in Philadelphia City Council with the apparent resolution of a dispute over a plan to require more lead paint testing in rental buildings.

12/08/2011

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Local Advocacy Group Urges Congress To Maintain Strict Chemical Testing In Toys

State Director for PennPirg, Megan DeSmedt says they lobbied long and hard for the laws that are currently on the books and they may have to go back to Congress to rally to keep them.

02/25/2011

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