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Warren Brand

Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

Warren Brand’s coatings career has ranged from entry-level field painting to the presidency of two s...

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Coatings Consult

Latest entry: Seeking Sense from the Experts

It takes an enormous amount to get under my skin. But I just attended a conference for the benefit of Illinois DOT and came away appalled. ... Read more


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Lee Wilson

Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

Lee Wilson, CEng, MICorr, is a NACE Level 3-certified CIP Instructor and Senior Corrosion Technologi...

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Inspector's Corner

Latest entry: When Bad Specs Happen to Good Projects

As we are well aware, many factors can and do cause premature coating failure. The usual suspects, it is widely accepted, are inadequate surface preparation and coating application. ... Read more


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Eric J. Conn

OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

Eric J. Conn is a founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm’s national OSHA • Work...

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OSHA Watch

Latest entry: OSHA Missteps on SVEP

It’s been five years since OSHA launched its Severe Violator Enforcement Program, and two years since an agency White Paper trumpeted the program’s “strong start” and progress on “key goals.” ... Read more


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Robert Ikenberry

Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Robert Ikenberry, PCS, has been in industrial painting and construction since 1975. Now the Safety D...

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Hard Hat Geek

Latest entry: Why Your Bridge Needs a Good Bake Sale

Americans are great innovators. We develop the coolest technological toys. From personal computers to smartphones, our inventions are groundbreaking and status-quo shattering. ... Read more


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Michael Halliwell

The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

Michael Halliwell, M.Eng., CESA, EP, P.Eng., is an Associate and Environmental Engineer for

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The Green Files

Latest entry: The Big Deal about Asbestos

Once again, asbestos is hitting the headlines. There have been articles about school-board employees being exposed via sanding tiles and a potential cover-up, about an unscrupulous individual using her certified employer’s credentials to issue traini ... Read more


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Cynthia O'Malley

Women in Coatings by Cynthia O'Malley

Cindy O’Malley is the manager of consulting and laboratory services at KTA-Tator Inc. and Co-Chair o...

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Women in Coatings

Latest entry: But What about the Men?

Our industry will never achieve the benefits of gender equality with only one gender putting forth the effort. ... Read more


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Simon Hope

On the Contrary by Simon Hope

Three decades as a self-employed coating consultant for the oil majors, military, offshore contracto...

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On the Contrary

Latest entry: Land Mines on the Road to Safety

I never cease to wonder at the depths to which individuals will lower themselves for self-promotion. ... Read more


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Mary Chollet

On the Other Hand by Mary Chollet

As a longtime journalist (and now the Editor-in-Chief of PaintSquare News and D+D News...

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On the Other Hand

Latest entry: 5 Resolutions OSHA Should Make Now

Dear OSHA, Happy New Year! What a perfect time for reflection and self-improvement. I sure have been puzzled by some of your recent behavior, but I think I’ve identified the problem: You are having a midlife crisis. ... Read more


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Karen Kapsanis

Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

Karen Kapsanis is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, an i...

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Editorial License

Latest entry: Closing Thoughts

Years ago, when I joined JPCL as the editorial assistant, I told myself that I would stay in publishing for two years and then go back to graduate school. ... Read more


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Tim Race

Paint Dude by Tim Race

Tim Race began his career in paint technology with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he was ni...

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Paint Dude

Latest entry: Revelations of the Magic Hammer

Ever hear anyone state with great authority that you can't know what surface preparation was performed after the paint has been applied? You know: Once you paint that steel, you just can't tell how well it was blasted—or even if it was blasted at all ... Read more


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Pamela Simmons

Rules of Engagement by Pamela Simmons

As Director of Marketing at Technology Publishing Company (publisher of PaintSquare, JPCL and...

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Rules of Engagement

Latest entry: Congratulations on Your Engagement

Today the word “engagement” does not so much mean moving to the next level with your significant other as it does, the measure of effectiveness of online marketing efforts and even of the intended perception of your company by your given industry. ... Read more

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