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?
March 18 - March 24, 2013
President Obama has proposed a “Fix it First” program for infrastructure, funded by a public-private Partnership to Rebuild America. What should Congress do with these ideas?
March 11 - March 17, 2013
How does your upcoming peak season look, compared to last year?
March 4 - March 10, 2013
Overall, how do you feel about the quality of today’s coating inspectors?
February 25 - March 3, 2013
How would tightening immigration laws affect the coatings and construction industries?
February 18 - February 24, 2013
What industry trends do you follow most closely?
February 11 - February 17, 2013
The U.S. EPA has revived its plan (required by a court agreement) to mandate lead-safe practices on public-works and commercial projects. What’s your take on this?
February 4 - February 10, 2013
How valuable are associations (SSPC, NACE, etc.) to your professional development?
January 28 - February 3, 2013
How are those 2013 New Year’s resolutions going?
January 21 - January 27, 2013
Did you attend SSPC 2013? If so, what did you think?
January 14 - January 20, 2013
How do you spend your work commute?
January 7 - January 13, 2013
Overall, where would you rather work/manage others: a union company or an open shop?
December 24, 2012 - January 6, 2013
Which song best captures your overall view of 2013?
December 17 - December 23, 2012
In these “do more with less” days, how often do you feel safety is being compromised in the process?
December 10 - December 16, 2012
New Jersey has decided to waive some environmental permitting requirements to allow for the immediate rebuilding of public infrastructure that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Good or bad idea?