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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’s Anti-Retaliation Recordkeeping Rule, Part 2

The new “workers’ rights” anti-retaliation provisions of the updated Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation add language to 29 C.F.R. §§ 1904.35 (employee involvement) and 1904.36 (prohibition against discrimination fo ... Read more

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Amy Gibson

Training and Certification by Amy Gibson

Amy Gibson is the manager of training and education services at KTA-Tator ...

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Training and Certification

Latest entry: No Two Alike

Have you ever been in a class or a training session with an individual who asked too many questions? How about with an individual who knew everything about everything? ... 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: Getting Along

A lot has been going on recently that draws my attention back to the social side of our world rather than worker safety or the latest technical innovation. ... 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 semi-retired...

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Hard Hat Geek

Latest entry: How About a New 95:50 Rule?

I think we should have a new way of looking at quality. We don’t have to settle for “just OK,” and we don’t have to go all the way to budget-busting perfection. ... Read more

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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: Outgassing: It’s Not Just Hot Air

I am intimately familiar with the fine art of “eye-rolling.” As the followers of my blog know, I have three daughters, ages 16, 19 and 22. ... Read more

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Patrick Harmon

Equipment Insights by Patrick Harmon

Patrick Harmon works with Pittsburgh Spray Equipment ...

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Equipment Insights

Latest entry: Blast It Fast: Factors that Contribute to Sandblasting Speed

As a contractor, the speed at which you can prep a surface or remove contaminants can be critical for your business. ... 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: The Development of Protective Pipeline Coatings, Part 2

The 1980s really did see the birth of the three-layer systems comprised of a polyolefin (polyethylene or polypropylene) topcoat, a copolymer adhesive intermediate layer, and a fusion-bonded epoxy primer. ... 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: Sex and the C-Level

PITTSBURGH--In Corporate America, balanced representation of women in leadership (with significant authority and the compensation that goes with it) remains an elusive goal. ... 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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Karen Kapsanis

Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

Karen Kapsanis was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings when...

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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

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
Coatings Inspection

Any structure, any height, any place - A qualified coatings inspector is always available. Call 1-800-245-6379.

Carboline Company
Carboline is pouring with opportunities

We are proud of our exceptional products and services, and believe that people are our greatest asset. Come grow with us!

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Coatings Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The smallest version of our Blast Vacuum Recyclers, this ADI 2300CFM 2-Pot is a cleverly designed power package for those smaller jobs. 866.Call.ADI

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!

CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.

Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox® - One Step Lead Abatement

Sandblast additive delivered to jobsite pre-blended to eliminate hazardous abrasive wastes. Why mix, meter or apply at the job-site? Blast with ease and
Let your painters paint!

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems

Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the system that best fits your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278

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