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Standards for keeping confined spaces safe

by Michael Damiano, Director of Product Development, SSPC

Establishing an OSHA-Compliant Respiratory Protection Program

by Nicholas P. Bozzuto, Bullard

Breathing the Fresh Air of Compliance

Managing Chemical Hazards & Permissible Exposure Limits: Coatings Industry Considerations

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

This article discusses OSHA’s strategies for managing chemical hazards in the workpl...

Whose Responsibility is Safety Anyway?

This Applicator Training Bulletin is an updated version of the article, “Whose Respon...

Top of the News


Comments sought on OSHA crystalline silica rule

Top of the News

November webinar on power tools offered

OSHA’s proposed rule for silica hits the streets

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

Regulations in Coatings Work: Key Developments Over 30 Years

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

What You Can Learn from Safety Data Sheets

by JPCL Staff

What’s Trending Now in Personal Protective Equipment?

by Anita M. Socci, Managing Editor, JPCL

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Thinking Outside the Box: Tips from a Painting Contractor on Working Safely in Confined Spaces

by Kyle Hough and Duane Hough, Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp.

This article gives contractors insights on developing a plan to create a safe work en...

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Is Lead Dead? A Look Back and a Look Forward at 20 Years of Bridge Painting Under the OSHA Lead in Construction Interim Final Rule and Other Related Standards

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

This article provides reports on statistics and violations of OSHA’s standard for pro...

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

The Buzz

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Going global: OSHA revises hazard communication standard

by Alison B. Kaelin, KTATator, Inc.

Identifying Potential Inhalation and Noise Hazards in Abrasive Blasting Operations

by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, Chmm, Clemco Industries Corp.

This article discusses two common types of hazards that abrasive blasting can create,...

Enforcing Regulations in Steel Fabrication and Coating Shops

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article is part of the JPCL’s Top Thinker series. The article focuses on OSHA re...

Keeping Workers Safe During Abrasive Blasting

by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, CHMM, Clemco Industries Corp.

The purpose of this article is to attempt to provide the reader with a basic understa...

SSPC Fact Sheet: Use of Hazardous Materials including Flammables in Confined Spaces

SSPC developed the Confined Space Fact Sheet in response to the Chemical Safety Board...

Regulation News

EPA's proposed rule on coal wastes

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Safety monitoring and remote control systems for blasting in shipyards

2010 Equipment Buying Guide

This year's Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and supplies for protec...

A Contractor's Overview of Fall Protection

by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors

The author gives painting contractors a practical overview of fall risks; relevant re...

On safe surface prep for offshore platforms

Research funded for marine coatings work, shipyard safety

by JPCL Staff

Controlling Traffic on Highway and Bridge Painting Jobs

by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc.

This article gives an overview of traffic control during bridge painting and identifi...

Regulation News: Defendants in Painters' Deaths Get Extension

by Karen A. Kapsanis, JPCL

Regulations and Coatings Work: Key Developments over 25 Years

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator Inc., and Karen A. Kapsanis, JPCL

Regulations on protecting workers and the environment (including the public) have dri...

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Access

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Safety


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Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

Graco Inc.
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SABRE Autonomous Solutions
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Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.

Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Truss bridge treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 1995. This highway & rail truss bridge is still stable and there still is no active corrosion.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

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US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

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