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By Michael Halliwell
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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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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


Unwelcome Surprises

A recent article in The Globe and Mail brought to light a disturbing trend in work-related fatalities in Canada.

Posted Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments


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

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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.


Vector Technologies Ltd.
The Original Performance Proven Vacuum Solutions

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