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Weekly Poll (9)

Last month, a painter fell to his death on a water tower job, working for a firm with numerous safety violations and falls in its history. What more can be done to prevent such tragedies?

As a coatings professional, when you tackle “small” painting jobs around the house, do you still observe the same kinds of safety precautions you do on the job?

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?

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

About how often do you see full compliance with fall protection on a project?

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

Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. So why do so many workers still skip fall protection?

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

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?


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