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Weekly Poll (14)

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?

After numerous warnings, federal OSHA has rejected Arizona’s residential fall-protection guidelines as too lenient. Should states be allowed to craft standards that are looser than federal OSHA’s?

After 4½ years, the EPA is set to announce Dec. 19 whether it will reclassify coal ash as hazardous waste. What’s your prediction?

A proposed U.S. rule would ban “pay secrecy” by federal contractors and allow those workers to openly share wage information. What do you think?

New U.S. rules are in effect to increase hiring of veterans and individuals with disabilities. Have these mandates affected your hiring practices?

California is targeting two specific chemicals used in paint stripper and spray polyurethane foam. 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?

What industry trends do you follow most closely?

Some cities are considering regulating exterior paint colors for commercial buildings. Is this a good idea?

Which regulation would you dump to spur the most job creation?

How do you feel about EPA and OSHA regulations (VOCs, heavy metal pigments

What should the federal government do about environmental regulations in light of weakness in the economy, especially construction?

What will happen to the regulatory climate, especially with OSHA and EPA, in 2011?

What is the most important effect of EPA and OSHA safety and ennvironmental regulations on coating work?


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