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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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Getting Along

A lot has been going on recently that draws my attention back to the social side of our world rather than worker safety or the latest technical innovation.

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 2 Comments

Be Ready for What May Come

Kay Redfield Jamison once said, “There is always a part of my mind that is preparing for the worst, and another part of my mind that believes if I prepare enough for it, the worst won’t happen.”

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 3 Comments

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


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