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

July 21 to July 25, 2014


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

May 12 to May 16, 2014


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

April 21 to April 25, 2014


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

April 7 to April 13, 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 10 to March 14, 2014


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

February 24 to February 28, 2014


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?

December 9 to December 13, 2013


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

November 25 to December 6, 2013


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

November 18 to November 22, 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 11 to November 15, 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?

November 4 to November 8, 2013


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

October 14 to October 18, 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 30 to October 4, 2013


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

September 16 to September 20, 2013


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

September 9 to September 13, 2013


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

September 2 to September 6, 2013


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

August 26 to September 1, 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 19 to August 25, 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 22 to July 28, 2013


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

June 17 to June 23, 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 10 to June 16, 2013


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

June 3 to June 9, 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 13 to May 19, 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 11 to February 17, 2013


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

December 17 to December 23, 2012


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?

October 15 to October 21, 2012


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

August 13 to August 19, 2012


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

July 16 to July 22, 2012


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?

May 14 to May 20, 2012


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?

April 16 to April 22, 2012


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?

April 9 to April 15, 2012


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?

December 19 to December 25, 2011


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?

October 10 to October 16, 2011


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?

August 15 to August 21, 2011


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

May 2 to May 8, 2011


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

April 4 to April 10, 2011


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

January 31 to February 6, 2011


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