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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.

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Sandblast Nozzle Selection

When it comes to sandblasting, the blast nozzle you use is critical. Blast nozzle selection will impact how fast you can blast, how long you can blast before replacing the nozzle, and the volume of air you’ll need to support your blast equipment.

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

The 'Fatal Four' and Your Worksite

I recently took the time to look at the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration website for some of the commonly used statistics. To be perfectly blunt, the statistics were eye-opening.

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 2 Comments

OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Recordkeeping Rule, Part 4

Following the enactment of this controversial rule [the Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation], eight industry groups and companies—among them, Associated Builders and Contractors, National Association of Manufacturers, and American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers—filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on July 8 challenging these anti-retaliation portions of the Rule.

Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Normalization of Deviance

It brought down both Space Shuttles, is responsible for the disaster at Deepwater Horizon and is an insidious issue for many corrosion mitigation failures.

Posted Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 16 Comments

OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Recordkeeping Rule, Part 3

OSHA has expressed particular concern with the supposed chilling effect and retaliatory nature of employee incentive programs used by many employers across industries.

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

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