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Furnishings Focus Newsletter 2019 Issue 2

Welcome to the second issue of our Furnishings Focus Newsletter. This edition includes an article about the unseen hazards of office pods, a recent update on ASTM product stability standard, new safety solutions for furnishings and more. We hope you enjoy it.

October 24, 2019

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The Unseen Hazards of Office Pods

With a trend toward open office areas, there is an increasing need for small, flexible private spaces. Manufacturers responded by developing office pods.

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Baby product stability

ASTM Updates Voluntary Furniture Stability Standard

ASTM International recently published an update to the voluntary furniture stability standard ASTM F2057-19, Standard Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Units.

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UL Announces New, Streamlined Solution For Commercial Displays

UL announces a new streamlined program for safety certification to UL 962, the Standard for Household and Commercial Furnishings. This program was designed for manufacturers of custom commercial displays.

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EPA Publishes Final Formaldehyde Rule

The Final Technical Correction Rule that makes technical fixes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products regulation has recently been published.

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Olympic House

Olympic House Sets New Record for Most LEED v4 Points

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