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Weekly Poll (8)

SSPC is developing an Applicator Certification Standard for commercial painters. What do you think of this idea?

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

After decades of non-regulatory approaches, OSHA has proposed a rule to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Do you favor this rule?

Overall, how valuable do you find professional certification programs?

Some owners have begun to require an individually certified coating inspector for projects, rather than a certified firm. Is this necessary?

A Durability + Design story last week reported on a survey of design professionals about green building and sustainable design, and the survey included a question about the concept of a “durability index.” What is your opinion on such an idea?

SSPC recently announced the launch of a new Commercial/Light Industrial Interest Group that will focus on developing standards and guides related to surface preparation, coatings selection and coatings application for this sector. What do you believe is the most important need in this market?

Should specified levels of performance in multi-year atmospheric exposure testing be used in coatings performance standards?


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