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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 successful companies. Over nearly three decades, he has project-managed thousands of coating installations and developed specs for thousands of paint and coating applications. NACE Level 3 and SSPC PCS 2 certified, Brand, an MBA and martial-arts instructor, now heads Chicago Coatings Group, a leading coatings consultancy. Contact Warren.

Blog Archives

OSHA vs. DC Court: Statute of Limitations

Late last year I wrote about a significant rulemaking to amend OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping regulations to require employers to proactively submit their injury logs and reports to OSHA on a regular and frequent basis

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 1 Comment


Coatings Safety On and Off the Job

As anyone who reads my blog knows, my job involves sampling paints for lead, conducting environmental construction operation plan audits on bridge rehabilitation projects and addressing other health and safety items.

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 2 Comments


Are Your Clients Arguing from Ignorance or Authority?

For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know I live with four women—three daughters (15, 19 and 21) and my wife, whose age will remain confidential as I prefer to remain married.

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 5 Comments


Old-School vs. New-School Learning: Which Do You Prefer? (You Might Be Surprised!)

Learning occurs every day, but when we think of learning, many of us have a nostalgic association to childhood experiences. Your instant recollection is likely to be of a musty classroom or an old acquaintance.

Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 2 Comments


OSHA Withdraws Long-Planned Rule to Reduce Slips, Trips and Falls

In what can only be viewed as another example of OSHA’s inability to effectively advance its rulemaking agenda, the federal agency recently withdrew its quarter-century-in-the-making draft Final Rule to update existing regulations aimed at preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review.

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 3 Comments

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