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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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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 Civil Penalties Spike

On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Interim Final Rule to implement the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act passed last fall as part of the highly publicized Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 negotiated between th ... 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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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: The Importance of Your Learning Culture

First things first: What is an “organizational learning culture”? Your organizational learning culture is defined by the value you ... 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
KTA-TATOR LABORATORY SERVICES

• Coating failure analysis
• Independent
  comparative testing
• Accelerated
  weathering testing
• Toxic metals testing
• A2LA Accredited
Contact: Cindy O'Malley,
at 412-788-1300 x180


DRYCO
Humidity & Temperature Control Equipment

Rental Desiccant Dehumidifiers, ArcticDRY Units, Air Conditioners, Heaters and Generators to help control the climate on your next industrial painting project. Nationwide locations, 24/7 service: (866) 379-2600 www.drycogroup.com”


Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.


Hempel (USA) Inc.
Hempel Protective Coatings

With IMO, PSPC approved tank coatings solutions we give you tough, long lasting results that are tailored to meet your exact needs. Contact us at offshore@hempel.com today.


Park Derochie Coatings Ltd.
www.ParkDerochie.com

Coatings          Fireproofing
Sandblasting     Scaffolding
Metalizing           Insulation

• Shop & Field Services
• SSPC Certified
• NACE Inspectors on staff
• New Construction &
  Maintenance Programs


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST - NO CONTAMINANTS

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


Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

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


Detail Masters
Overspray Removal

We offer professional, turnkey service and unparalleled quality!
Our process can save hundreds— even thousands of dollars. It's fast, environmentally safe and 100% guaranteed.


Clemco International GmbH
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.


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http://www.sspc.org/

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