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OSHA vs. DC Court: Statute of Limitations

From OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

Late last year I wrote about a significant rulemaking to amend OSHA’s injury and illn...


Coatings Safety On and Off the Job

From The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

As anyone who reads my blog knows, my job involves sampling paints for lead, conducti...


OSHA Withdraws Long-Planned Rule to Reduce Slips, Trips and Falls

From OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

In what can only be viewed as another example of OSHA’s inability to effectively adva...


OSHA Criminal Cases on the Rise

From OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

In the 40-plus years since Congress enacted the Occupational Safety and Health Act, t...


Unwelcome Surprises

From The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

A recent article in The Globe and Mail brought to light a disturbing trend in work-re...


OSHA’s Web Reporting Tool: Use with Caution

From OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

In addition to employers’ longstanding obligation, as of Jan. 1, 2015, to report to O...


Should You Demand an OSHA Warrant?

From OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

Perhaps the most common question I am asked about OSHA inspections is


No Room for Painters

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

Way back in June 2011, I wrote an article that was published in a European coatings j...


Battling the Employer Blacklist

From OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

On July 13, 2014, President Obama executed Executive Order 1376: “Fair Pay and Safe W...


Unstoppable Ego v. Irresistible Force

From The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

As many of you know, my involvement with the coatings industry is not on the applicat...


The Big Deal about Asbestos

From The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

Once again, asbestos is hitting the headlines. There have been articles about school-...


Confined Space:
Have We Learned Our Lesson Yet?

From The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

I don’t think we go more than a week between articles about injuries or fatalities in...


Staying Safely on a Roll

From OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

Fall hazards are always among the top Occupa­tional Safety and Health Administration ...


Who’ll Take Responsibility for Safety?

From The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

Although I am an environmental professional by trade, my work is tied into enough hea...


Reporting Plan Makes a Bad Idea Worse

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Reading about the proposed requirement for companies to upload their OSHA 300 logs go...


Land Mines on the Road to Safety

From On the Contrary by Simon Hope

I never cease to wonder at the depths to which individuals will lower themselves for ...


The Hidden Hazards of Bridge Rehab

From The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

Any time that one is working bridge rehabilitation, there are certain hazards that sh...


Know Your Rights When OSHA Calls

From OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

I was recently asked an interesting question: “Employers often are told to know and e...


Doom and Gloom on Blood Lead Levels (Really?)

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

As one gets older, it’s interesting how people’s perspectives differ.


Hot Times, Cool Opportunities

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

It’s time to talk about climate change—and I don’t mean arguing about whether it’s ha...


Dangers of the Daily Juggling Act

From Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

I have been trying to write this little essay for weeks, but I keep getting interrupt...


‘Competent Persons’ vs. Competence

From On the Contrary by Simon Hope

One of the eternal problems that our industry grapples with is defining the differenc...


Clean and Green? Maybe...

From Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

I wouldn’t call it a scam or a lie or even an intention to mislead. “It” is the lang...


Foul Play with the Not-So-Fine Print

From On the Contrary by Simon Hope

Over the years, I have watched all sorts of wonderful ideas come and go—many of them ...


Not Strangers to Danger

From Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

Maybe you’ve had this experience, too: I have a hard time forgetting accidents that h...


When Safety Incentives Backfire

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

When you try to foster safety by offering incentives, do you really get what you want...


Social Media: Y U Should ‘Like’ It

From Rules of Engagement by Pamela Simmons

Social media isn’t new, but you wouldn’t know it from some people in the coatings ind...


Wanted: Common Sense on Next Lead Regs

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Recently, when I took my annual C5 refresher, I was reminded that the OSHA Lead in Co...


Rebuilding a Skilled Workforce

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Recently, McGraw-Hill Construction went looking for skilled labor. Turns out, they we...


The Flip Side of Social Media: The Evolution of Connectivity that Counts

From Taking it Personally by Pamela Simmons

Like the telephone and the mail, social media applications have many uses and can be ...


 
 
   

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