March 31 - April 4, 2014
What legislative priority should the American Coatings Association’s PaintPAC be looking for in its political candidates this year?
March 24 - March 28, 2014
How did you make your March Madness bracket picks this year?
March 17 - March 21, 2014
Some in the U.S. Congress have proposed allowing the states, rather than the federal government, to oversee the U.S. highway and surface transportation system. Good idea or bad idea?
March 10 - March 14, 2014
Here come the public hearings on OSHA’s proposal to slash silica exposure in the workplace. What should OSHA do with this proposal?
March 3 - March 7, 2014
How did you watch the Olympics this year?
February 24 - February 28, 2014
Generally speaking, which type of infrastructure do you think poses the greatest safety concern today?
February 17 - February 21, 2014
Did you attend SSPC 2014, and was it worth it?
February 10 - February 14, 2014
What is your prognosis for the health of the coatings industry in five years?
February 3 - February 7, 2014
A bill now before Congress would raise the federal minimum hourly wage to $10.10. Should Congress pass the bill, kill it, or pursue an amended version?
January 20 - January 24, 2014
The 112th Congress was one of the least productive in U.S. history. Who carries most of the blame for that?
January 13 - January 18, 2014
As of Jan. 1, 21 states now pay more (some substantially more) than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Whom do you think should set minimum wage?
January 2 - January 12, 2014
Call them resolutions, or call them goals. Have you set any for 2014?
December 16 - December 23, 2013
What song best sums up 2013 for you?
December 9 - December 13, 2013
OSHA is asking (but not requiring) commenters on the federal silica proposal to disclose funding sources and conflicts of interest. Good idea or bad idea?
November 25 - December 6, 2013
Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. So why do so many workers still skip fall protection?
November 18 - November 22, 2013
OSHA is proposing that employers’ Form 300 illness and injury logs be put online for public access. Good idea or bad idea?
November 11 - November 15, 2013
The world’s largest labor group accuses Qatar of near-slavery treatment of World Cup 2022 construction workers. What should World Cup sponsor FIFA do?
November 4 - November 8, 2013
Admitting that its own chemical exposure standards are inadequate, OSHA is urging employers to voluntarily follow tighter rules. What do you think of this strategy?
October 28 - November 1, 2013
On average, about how many “Top News” articles in PaintSquare News do you skim or read each day?
October 21 - October 25, 2013
What, in your experience, is the top cause of coating project failures?
October 14 - October 18, 2013
Construction employers want three more months to comment on OSHA’s proposed silica rule. Should OSHA grant the extension?
October 7 - October 11, 2013
Whom do you hold most responsible for the U.S. budget impasse and government shutdown?
September 30 - October 4, 2013
Some parties involved in fatal structural collapses are facing criminal charges. Should such collapses be investigated as civil matters, criminal matters, or both?
September 23 - September 27, 2013
Employers report difficulty in finding skilled workers at all levels. Do you think good help is hard to find these days?
September 16 - September 20, 2013
Multiple studies suggest that workers underreport on-the-job injuries and illnesses. What do you see?
September 9 - September 13, 2013
OSHA has finally announced a proposed rule to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Do you support this plan?
September 2 - September 6, 2013
On Labor Day, did you honestly give much thought to the holiday’s meaning (honoring workers and labor)?
August 26 - September 1, 2013
Which of these thoughts have you most lived to regret on the job?
August 19 - August 25, 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that it will extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and civilian employees by Sept. 3. Good move or bad move?
August 12 - August 16, 2013
New high school seniors are weighing options for after graduation. What next step would you advise for a new high school graduate?
August 5 - August 11, 2013
Which work pressure is most likely to keep you up at night?
July 29 - August 4, 2013
Have gas prices and the economy crimped your summer vacation plans?
July 22 - July 28, 2013
A UK contractor will serve three years in prison for allowing an untrained employee to do work that cost him his life. What do you think of this sentence?
July 15 - July 21, 2013
How important is it to you to buy coatings and other products made in your country?
July 8 - July 14, 2013
The U.S. has removed limits on the value of contracts that may be set aside for women-owned small businesses. What do you think?
July 1 - July 7, 2013
What is your preferred social media tool for business?
June 24 - June 29, 2013
What do you think is the most effective way to prevent or resolve project disputes?
June 17 - June 23, 2013
How do you expect the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) to affect your business next year?
June 10 - June 16, 2013
“I know we have to protect the employees, but sometimes they don’t listen,” one employer cited by OSHA said recently. What should happen in such cases?
June 3 - June 9, 2013
The U.S. EPA is considering expanding its lead-safe rules for residential work to public and commercial projects. What do you think?
May 27 - June 2, 2013
What do you advise President Obama on the Keystone XL Pipeline project?
May 20 - May 26, 2013
What sort of name would be best for the New International Trade Crossing between Detroit and Ontario?
May 13 - May 19, 2013
The fertilizer plant that exploded in West, TX, was last inspected in 1985, causing some people to question OSHA’s oversight. Overall, how do you feel about OSHA’s oversight?
May 6 - May 12, 2013
Should Congress try again to close the background check loophole for gun owners?
April 29 - May 5, 2013
Some in Congress have adopted a “zero compromise” approach to the federal budget, no matter the consequences. What do you think of this approach?
April 22 - April 28, 2013
What should Congress do about undocumented workers in the U.S.?
April 15 - April 21, 2013
April 15 finally sends the U.S. taxman packing for another year. How did you make out overall?
April 8 - April 14, 2013
PaintSquare is developing a Video How-To Series. What topics would interest you most?
April 1 - April 7, 2013
March Madness Final Four starts Saturday. How are your brackets holding up?
March 25 - March 31, 2013
Overall, how valuable do you find professional certification programs?