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What health or safety hazard in coating work is most often on your mind?


Should federal agencies have the right to mandate safety and security rules (such as hair length and protective gear) that may conflict with religious preferences?


A new system allows workers to anonymously text information and photos about site hazards and near misses to employers. Good idea or bad idea?


New York's 135-year-old Scaffold Safety Law holds employers and owners 100% liable in injury lawsuits if they fail to provide adequate equipment or training. A new bill would change the law to factor in the worker's responsibility. What do you think?


A new market forecast shows booming demand for silica sand in North America, just as OSHA prepares to limit silica exposures. So what’s the take-home message?


What is your general impression of OSHA inspectors who visit your site?


Your New Year's magic genie has arrived to grant you one wish! So what'll it be?


Your New Year's magic genie has arrived to grant you one wish! What will it be?


The family of a U.S. worker killed on the job is calling for a $50,000 mandatory fine if a workplace hazard is found to "materially contribute" to a fatal incident. (The fine in their case was $2,300.) What do you think?


U.S. regulators have reinstated an employee fired for making a secret video of a failed inspection test. Whom do you back?


How well do you think weight limits are being enforced on bridges and highways?


Do you see safety hazards (including personnel) on the job serious enough to report if you could do so completely anonymously?


About how often do you see full compliance with fall protection on a project?


The U.S. will force companies that owe federal fines for hazmat violations to pay up or shut down. Good plan or bad plan?


The U.S. EPA is weighing its next move on dangerous chemical paint strippers. What should that move be?


OSHA is considering increasing “whistleblower” protection for employees who report health and safety problems. Good idea or bad idea?


How often do you think speed compromises worker safety to meet a project deadline?


What do you think of OSHA’s proposal to move injury and illness reporting online and make it available to the public?


How should industry employers treat marijuana in states where it is now legal?


Here come the public hearings on OSHA’s proposal to slash silica exposure in the workplace. What should OSHA do with this proposal?


Generally speaking, which type of infrastructure do you think poses the greatest safety concern today?


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?


Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. So why do so many workers still skip fall protection?


OSHA is proposing that employers’ Form 300 illness and injury logs be put online for public access. Good idea or bad idea?


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?


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?


Construction employers want three more months to comment on OSHA’s proposed silica rule. Should OSHA grant the extension?


Some parties involved in fatal structural collapses are facing criminal charges. Should such collapses be investigated as civil matters, criminal matters, or both?


Multiple studies suggest that workers underreport on-the-job injuries and illnesses. What do you see?


OSHA has finally announced a proposed rule to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Do you support this plan?


On Labor Day, did you honestly give much thought to the holiday’s meaning (honoring workers and labor)?


Which of these thoughts have you most lived to regret on the job?


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?


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?


How do you expect the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) to affect your business next year?


“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?


The U.S. EPA is considering expanding its lead-safe rules for residential work to public and commercial projects. What do you think?


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?


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?


In these “do more with less” days, how often do you feel safety is being compromised in the process?


EPA has been deliberating for more than two years on whether to regulate Coal Combustion Residuals (slag, ash) as hazardous waste. What do you think?


An asbestos contractor will serve 10 years in prison for a shoddy removal job. What’s your take on that sentence?


In your experience, how honestly are workplace injuries and illnesses reported in OSHA logs?


An experienced industrial painter crippled in a 40-foot fall was recently awarded $2.3 million for his injuries, although he was not wearing fall protection. What do you think of this jury verdict?


Most workplace deaths and serious injuries are easily prevented with well-known safety precautions, yet horrific industry accidents still happen frequently. Who is most responsible for this situation?


More than a dozen Americans (including painters) have died in recent years from methylene chloride paint strippers. Now the European Union is cracking down on the products. What should the US do?


New York’s Scaffold Law is the only one in the nation that holds employers automatically 100% liable for elevation-related injuries to workers. Is this fair?


More employees than ever are blowing the whistle on their companies for various infractions, according to OSHA. When should a worker blow the whistle on the boss?


A senior engineer at MassDOT says the agency has a culture of secrecy about confronting safety issues. How does your company or organization approach safety problems internally and on site?


A year after the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf, which aspect of the offshore industry still needs the most attention?


What does Japan's nuclear crisis mean for the future of nuclear power in the US?


What do you see as the chief cause of accidents on site?


 
 
   

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