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Weekly Poll (15)


Upcoming federal regulations governing injury reporting have been put on hold after an industry lawsuit; the new rules would effectively prohibit employers from drug testing employees after an injury or illness is reported, because testing could be considered to be retaliation. Are these rules a good idea?


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?


 
 
   

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
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Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!

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Sika-Us
Sika® Industrial Floor Coatings

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SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

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

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Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox® - One Step Lead Abatement

Sandblast additive delivered to jobsite pre-blended to eliminate hazardous abrasive wastes. Why mix, meter or apply at the job-site? Blast with ease and
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HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST - NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


Covestro Deutschland
What keeps contractors one layer ahead when finishing their projects?

The answer: Pasquick®. Thanks to Pasquick®, one layer of coating is saved – resulting in faster workflows and earlier project finishing. Learn more.


Avalotis Corporation
Choose experience. Choose quality. Choose safety.

Avalotis Corporation has been meeting and exceeding clients’ specifications and expectations for almost 50 years. The first name in painting and protective coatings: Avalotis.


Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit www.mbxit.com or call 877 629-8777

 
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