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U.S. regulators have reinstated an employee fired for making a secret video of a failed inspection test. Whom do you back?

October 20 to October 24, 2014


What is the best way for employers to ensure that employees who are provided fall protection actually wear it?

October 20 to October 24, 2014


How well do you think weight limits are being enforced on bridges and highways?

October 13 to October 17, 2014


San Francisco has slapped "Earthquake Warning" labels on buildings whose owners are not complying with a new retrofit program. Owners are crying foul. What do you think?

September 22 to September 26, 2014


Renowned architect Zaha Hadid has said that architects “have nothing to do with the workers.” Should architects concern themselves with worker conditions on their projects?

September 15 to September 19, 2014


Which of these would be most likely to change your safety practices?

August 25 to August 29, 2014


The California Supreme Court has ruled that principal architects are legally liable for the consequences of their designs, even if the architect did not have the final say on construction. Fair or unfair?

August 11 to August 15, 2014


A new U.S. Executive Order will require bidders for major federal contracts to report recent wage, safety or other labor law violations. Good idea or bad idea?

August 11 to August 15, 2014


In general, how often do you see workers using appropriate fall protection measures and equipment in roofing work?

August 4 to August 8, 2014


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


What should a builder do if he or she encounters design or specification issues that may affect a building’s integrity or performance?

June 9 to June 13, 2014


California regulators fined and halted a $6.34M drywall project because the contractor had no license, although he had applied four months earlier. What do you think?

May 19 to May 23, 2014


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

May 12 to May 16, 2014


How much training do you/your employees receive in dealing with emergencies (fire, structural collapse, etc.) on a work site?

April 28 to May 2, 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


What legislative priority should the American Coatings Association’s PaintPAC be looking for in its political candidates this year?

March 31 to April 4, 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


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?

October 21 to October 25, 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


Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. Why don’t more workers use appropriate fall protection?

October 7 to October 11, 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


Recent fatal structural collapses have led to criminal charges against site owners, contractors and even local authorities. In general, should these accidents be investigated as crimes?

August 26 to September 1, 2013


Which work pressure is most likely to keep you up at night?

August 5 to August 11, 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 buyer of a foreclosed, century-old home sold for $3,600 was awarded $115,000 because she did not receive an EPA lead notice. Who should be responsible for such notifications?

May 6 to May 12, 2013


Federal lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to allow homeowners to opt out of the EPA’s lead-safe painting requirements. Do you support this plan?

April 1 to April 7, 2013


What industry trends do you follow most closely?

February 18 to February 24, 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


A worker in the doomed Florida parking garage reported cracks just before it collapsed. Have you ever been concerned about the safety of a building where you worked?

November 5 to November 11, 2012


OSHA’s UK counterpart is adapting a “loser pays” system, in which companies that break health and safety laws would have to help pay for investigation and enforcement. What do you think of this idea?

August 27 to September 2, 2012


A Pennsylvania painting company owner faces criminal charges for the electrocution of an employee. Authorities say he ignored the presence of high-power lines on a job site. Is the charge fair?

August 6 to August 12, 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


What is the biggest health and safety challenge facing construction, remodeling and painting-contractor companies?

April 30 to May 6, 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


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


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

January 31 to February 6, 2011


Who should be held most liable for unsafe practices at a worksite?

November 22 to November 28, 2010


Several recent catastrophic workplace accidents have prompted criminal charges against owners of companies involved in the project. When should criminal charges against company officers be an option?

October 25 to October 31, 2010


A new study shows growing and widespread non-compliance with requirements for Personal Protective Equipment. What is your impression of PPE compliance across the industry?

August 16 to August 22, 2010


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