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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 Thurber Engineering Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. During his 15-plus years with the company, he has been involved with environmental site assessment, remediation, construction inspection and supervision, and project management. He also performs hazardous building material assessments for asbestos and lead paint.

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Confined Space, Common Sense

As I write this, it’s October, which means that the new OSHA confined space standard, published back in May 2015, is now in force.

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Giving Back

Isn’t it amazing how many lives we touch in our day-to-day work? Or even when we are “off the clock”?

Posted Friday, September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Unstoppable Ego v. Irresistible Force

As many of you know, my involvement with the coatings industry is not on the application side. As someone in the environmental field, my most common involvement is in the assessment of applied paints for lead content.

Posted Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Big Deal about Asbestos

Once again, asbestos is hitting the headlines. There have been articles about school-board employees being exposed via sanding tiles and a potential cover-up, about an unscrupulous individual using her certified employer’s credentials to issue training certificates for workers that didn’t set foot in the classroom or take the required exam, and many more examples where this material has made news.

Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 5 Comments

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

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