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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

Confined Space:
Have We Learned Our Lesson Yet?

I don’t think we go more than a week between articles about injuries or fatalities involving confined spaces.

Posted Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 3 Comments


Lead: Much Ado about Nothing?

I can think of few corrosion protective materials more durable, functional and versatile than lead. Setting aside the health issues for a moment, the history of lead is truly remarkable—like the Swiss Army Knife of materials.

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 | 12 Comments


Opening a Loophole for Stale Claims

On May 21, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a memo discussing a new agreement about a back-door route for employees to file safety-related whistleblower claims that are too stale to be filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Posted Monday, July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments


Going Beyond the ‘Good Old Boys’

Where are the women in coatings, and why aren’t there more of them?

Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 2 Comments


Staying Safely on a Roll

Fall hazards are always among the top Occupa­tional Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement priorities. These violations rank among the most frequently cited year after year.

Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 4 Comments

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