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DoD Offers Free SSPC, NACE Training

SSPC and NACE will provide free courses in corrosion prevention and mitigation this year to Department of Defense personnel, thanks to funding from DoD's corrosion office.


Bridge Contractor Cited in Teen's Death

A 16-year-old worker who was directed to stand in a crane hazard area without a hardhat was too young to be on the job that took his life, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration h...


OSHA Cites Northrop Grumman Painting

Complaints about excessive painter exposure to methylene chloride and hexavalent chromium have led to serious federal citations against defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp.


The Dutch Roll Out a Better Road

Training, and treating, paving crews as professionals could be the startlingly simple answer to dramatically stronger roads, according to new research being put to the test throughout the Ne...


Construction Set to Fill 225k+ Jobs

Construction firms from Los Angeles to London will be posting "Help Wanted" signs by the hundreds of thousands in the years ahead, according to two new job forecasts.


PG&E Fined $530K for Safety Issues

Years of botched pipeline inspections and worker qualification problems have dropped a new $530,000 fine on embattled Pacific Gas and Electric Co., California regulators announced.


$11M to Boost Ship Tech and Training

Extensive laser peening, better training and a whole lot more robots appear headed for shipbuilding and maintenance crews in 2015, fueled by more than $11 million in new funding from the Nat...


DOL Offers $100M for Apprenticeships

High-skilled, high-growth industries will get $100 million in grants to expand apprenticeship programs, the U.S. Department of Labor announced.


SSPC, NACE Revising Applicator Standard

NACE and SSPC are seeking input on their joint applicator certification standard as they prepare to review and revise the standard.


NIOSH Trumpets Ways to 'Buy Quiet'

Construction work is not just dangerous; it's deafening, warn health officials, who are sounding an alarm to save what's left of workers' hearing.


5 SSPC Courses Added for Vets

Veterans interested in coatings training now have five additional programs to choose from, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced.


Study: Painters, Trades in Demand

A good painter is hard to find, America's employers report. So are other tradespeople and professional positions across the construction industry, according to a new survey by the Associated...


Paint Firm's Temp Hazards Fined $84K

"Deliberately disabled" safety devices and other hazards to unsupervised temporary workers have landed a Georgia paint maker in trouble with federal regulators.


Workbook Knows the Score on Safety

Preventing job-site accidents requires drilling into indicators that can flag hazards long before an incident occurs, according to a new workbook designed to help employers do just that.


Veterans Get Corrosion Career Training

U.S. military veterans are becoming certified in cathodic protection with the help of a $2,500 grant from Consumers Energy, an electric and natural gas utilities company in Michigan.


Navy Shipyard Probe Curbs Work of 300

The U.S. Navy has restricted the duties of 300 civilian nuclear workers at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard amid allegations that they received credit for training they did not attend.


Contractor Gets 2nd Confined-Space Case

Four months after settling 17 federal health and safety violations, a Kansas-based provider of railcar painting and maintenance services is facing a second case for similar issues.


U.S. Focuses on Temp Worker Safety

Aiming to avert simple mistakes that can kill or maim untrained workers in their first day on a job, the U.S. has issued new guidance for employers charged with safety.


OSHA: No Fine in Fatal PA Blast

Unable to pinpoint the cause of a fatal natural-gas explosion in southwestern Pennsylvania, federal regulators say they will not issue citations in the case.


$148M Metals Hub Plans Detroit Digs

A new $148 million federally funded lightweight-materials manufacturing and research “ecosystem" is headed for the Motor City.


Patrol Hazards in OSHA Video Game

A new video game can help workers identify safety issues and raise awareness about resources to address hazards in the workplace.


OSHA Cites Bad Bracing in Steel Fatality

A massive steel beam that fatally crushed a worker last year at a Boston steel fabricator was not properly braced, nor was its stability maintained, federal officials say.


Global Industrial Painter Training Set

SSPC has thrown its weight behind a leading UK painting and blasting training curriculum as part of an effort to expand the program worldwide.


Jitters Amid U.S. Job Improvement

Construction unemployment in the U.S. has dived to a seven-year low, sparking another call for increased training to head off labor shortages during the industry's recovery.


Report: Infrastructure Jobs Underplayed

Infrastructure jobs account for 11 percent of U.S. employment, but the typical shovel-ready focus overlooks the much larger workforce needed for long-term operational jobs, a new report says...


IUPAT Launches Training for Veterans

A new program is providing free training to U.S. military veterans in the industrial coating sector, with plans to expand into other coursework soon.


Contractors Act to Avert Labor Pinch

A new plan aims to combat a shortage of skilled construction workers by pushing legislative and regulatory reforms that would make it easier to establish career and technical training progra...


Crashes Hit 45% of Work Zones

Nearly half of U.S. highway contractors report that their work zones were struck by motor vehicles during the past year, according to a new study by the Associated General Contractors of Ame...


Worker’s Kin Gets $7M+ Asbestos Award

The family of a former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard worker has been awarded $7.25 million in his death after years of workplace exposure to asbestos.


GC to Pay $126K in 2 Fatal Accidents

A Wisconsin general contractor has agreed to pay $126,000 in federal penalties to resolve safety citations following two fatal crane accidents in mid-2012.


O, Canada, This Sounds Familiar

ORLANDO-When it comes to industrial protective coatings, what happens in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.) doesn't stay in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.).


Coatings Crowd Converges on FL

Exhibit and housing space are long gone, and dozens of expert-led sessions are ready to roll, as more than 2,000 industry professionals pour into Orlando, FL, today (Feb. 10) for SSPC 2014 f...


Precast Maker Cited in Worker’s Death

An Illinois concrete company sanctioned in 2012 for not seeking immediate help for a trapped supervisor is now accused of egregious safety violations after a worker was crushed to death in 2...


Silica Comment Period Extended Again

Federal authorities will once again allow more time for public comment on a controversial proposal to limit worker exposure to silica.


NACE Expands Training to Middle East

NACE International has announced plans to open a new corrosion control training facility in Dubai, UAE.


$740K Fine May Close CT Contractor

A four-generation coating and abrasive blasting business says it will shut down most of its operations in the face of a $743,500 state fine for hazardous waste, training and other violations...


Navy Likes Ike’s New Paint Protocol

A promising new painting technique being piloted aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower may change the way the Navy does industrial painting on all of its aircraft carriers.


Plant Fined after Painter Half-Blinded

A Columbus, OH, metal staircase manufacturing facility faces $90,090 in proposed penalties after a head injury left a painter blind in one eye and half-sightless in the other.


Railcar Finishing Operation Fined $133K

Abrasive blasting without fall protection, lining work in unexamined confined spaces, silica hazards and other dangers have drawn federal citations against a railcar finishing contractor for...


From CPWR, 52 Weeks of Worker Safety

A leading construction safety organization has a free holiday gift for the industry: a year’s worth of ready-to-use materials to educate workers about daily jobsite dangers.


Construction Boom Faces Labor Bust

U.S. construction and engineering may be facing the best and worst of times, as a near-trillion-dollar industry forecast collides with widespread employer reports of a skilled labor shortage...


Pipeline Pig Maker Gets 19 Citations

Methylene chloride exposures, impalement and amputation dangers, and other alleged hazards have racked up $58,100 in fines against a Texas-based maker of pipeline cleaning pigs.


‘Fatal Inequality’ Seen on Jobsites

Construction is dangerous for all workers, but Latinos and immigrants are more likely to be killed on the job and less likely to speak up about its hazards, a new report warns.


Railcar Finishing Work Nets $170K Fine

A New York manufacturer of rail and aircraft interiors is facing 24 federal health and safety citations and $170,100 in fines for coating, sanding and related hazards at its plant in Champla...


Report: Crew Conflict Proves Costly

Do you shrug off hot tempers and crew dust-ups as a normal part of daily life on a job site? If so, stop shrugging and start soothing, because those beefs are costing you a lot more money th...


DoD Raps Corrosion Training, Technology

The U.S. military could fight corrosion damage far more effectively with better cooperation, training and communication among the various service branches, the Department of Defense has conc...


Fear Seen in Injury Underreporting

Fear of firing, reluctance to undermine safety incentives, and assumptions that getting hurt is “part of the job” are fueling widespread under-reporting of work-related injuries in construct...


Army Cited after 3 Diving Deaths

Federal health and safety investigators have issued citations against the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Test Center in the first of three diving deaths that occurred just weeks apart earlier this yea...


2 Companies Held Liable in Tank Death

South Carolina health and safety investigators have fined a paper mill and its contractor in the asphyxiation of a worker who was cleaning a tank in January.


Painting Contractor Cited in 2nd Death

A New York industrial painting contractor who lost two transmission tower painters in two deadly falls two years apart is now facing $35,000 in fines for new federal safety citations.


Producer Blamed in Death of Tank Diver

A California film studio is being held liable for the death of a water tank cleaner who drowned on a movie set last fall.


Ruling: Communications Doomed Worker

One emergency radio system—rather than a protracted chain of cell-phone calls—could have helped save the life of bridge worker Tilden Billiot, a federal review panel has concluded.


Fired, Injured RR Workers to Get $1.1M

Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has been ordered to pay more than $1.1 million and clear the records of three employees, including a bridge worker, whom it allegedly fired after they were injur...


Immigrant ‘Crisis in Construction’ Seen

Half of the construction workers in Texas are undocumented, and seven in 10 are foreign-born—a dire situation with safety, social and economic implications for the entire industry, a new rep...


Corrosion? Yep, There’s an App for That

It won't threaten Fruit Ninja or Pandora, but a new reference-packed corrosion app for engineers is finding its own success.


Bogus OSHA Trainer Pleads Guilty

A Louisiana woman has admitted impersonating a federal health and safety trainer in order to fleece immigrants displaced from the Gulf Coast fishing industry by the Deepwater Horizon ...


Dura-A-Flex Expands Applicator Training

Dur-A-Flex has added a second location and additional sessions to its Applicator Training Program (ATP), expanding the program to the company's facility in Ontario, CA.


Award-Winning Apps Offer Hip Path to Safety

Are you more likely to date a supermodel or die in a fall? Do you work with a Safety Jackass? Above all, do you have a clue how to handle that mystery chemical you're about to use?


WI Contractor Fined in 2nd Crane Death

Two Wisconsin construction firms are being held liable for a fatal crane collapse at a bridge construction site last year—the second death in three months for one of the contractors.


Feds: VT OSHA Bungling Death Probes

Are workers in states that run their own occupational safety and health programs getting the same protection as those in states overseen by federal regulators? A new federal audit—the lates...


Out of Kazakhstan: Wilson Comes Home

After four years in Kazakhstan on the world’s largest oil and gas project, JPCL Top Thinker Lee Wilson has returned home to the UK with a new position.


Webinar Tackles Pipe Coating Repair

Maintenance and inspection of below-grade pipe coating systems—critical components of transmission pipeline integrity—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


U.S. Indicts Bogus OSHA Trainer

A Mississippi woman is facing years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after allegedly posing as a federally certified safety trainer in the wake of the 2010 BP Deepw...


Global Show of Young Painting Prowess

Vocational training is often overlooked in these college-focused times, but there is one place where young painters and other industrial tradespeople still take the world’s center stage.


IUPAT Opens $3.5M Training Facility

The world’s largest painters’ union has launched a $3.5 million facility that aims to be the country’s premiere training site for industrial, commercial and residential painters and related ...


Free Webinar Touts Tips for Blasting QC

The secrets of top-notch performance in abrasive blasting will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


Navy Takes 3rd Strike on Storage Tanks

For the third time this year, the U.S. Navy has agreed to pay a fine to settle federal allegations of management lapses regarding underground storage tanks at one of its facilities.


Walsh Appeals Fine in Bridge Death

A Chicago builder is appealing a $10,000 fine imposed in the death of an employee who was crushed to death in a lift on a $131 million Indiana bridge rehab project.


VersaFlex Expands Plant, Plans Center

Polyurea coatings supplier VersaFlex has expanded into a new production facility, headquarters and technical center in Kansas City, KS.


Waste Case to Cost Plating Firm $129K

An Iowa chrome, nickel, and zinc plating operation will pay $19,171 and invest $110,000 in new technology to settle allegations of federal hazardous-waste violations at its plant in Cedar Ra...


GC Fined $10K in Bridge Worker’s Death

A Chicago builder managing a $131 million bridge rehab project has been fined $10,000 for the death of a lift operator on the job—a penalty that the victim’s brother compares to “me … buying...


OSHA Reaches Out to Stop Falls

OSHA has posted new media resources on its Fall Prevention page and encourages media to use them to help get the message out to workers and employers that safety pays and falls cost.


Free Webinar Tackles New Waterjetting Standards

Detailed new waterjetting standards, coming soon from SSPC and NACE, will be the topic of a free webinar July 9 sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


Nu Flow Expands, Renames Product Lines

Nu Flow Technologies, a global provider of pipe lining technologies, has introduced two new products for inversion and main line pipe rehabilitation.


Port Firm Again in Hot Water with Feds

Failure to address long-standing chemical and training hazards has led to a host of extremely serious safety and health violations and nearly $90,000 in fines against a marine maintenance co...


Containment, Exposures Draw $163K Fine

Paint stripper hazards, inadequate paint-area fire extinguishers, lack of training and MSDS, and widespread lack of respiratory and personal protection have led to 30 citations and a $163,22...


Grout Spray Kills NV Tunnel Worker

Authorities are investigating the death of a worker who was struck by a high-pressure stream of grout in a tunnel project more than 600 feet below Lake Mead, NV.


MPI Unveils Online Training Program

The Master Painters Institute has introduced online training and certification for a range of professionals who work with paints and coatings in commercial/architectural applications.


Chemical Co. Cited Again—and Again

A Texas chemical maker whose central plant burned to the ground in October continues to pile up citations for hazardous conditions at that site and elsewhere.


Brothers’ Deaths in Drain Called ‘Completely Preventable’

A California facility has been fined $166,890 for what authorities called the “completely preventable” deaths of two brothers who perished in a storm drain from toxic gas vapors.


Free SSPC 2012 Video Sessions Released

Coating performance, concrete maintenance, corrosion under insulation and other critical topics covered at SSPC 2012 are now available as free downloadable video presentations.


OSHA Offers $1.2M in Training Grants

Fall protection, shipyard safety, and crane and chemical hazards are among the critical health and safety areas eligible for new training grants from the Department of Labor.


Cited in Deaths, Company to Train Others

The Indiana employer of two tower workers killed in a 320-foot fall will receive a drastically reduced fine and citations while launching a paid training program, under a settlement with sta...


PPG Seeks EHS Specialist

PPG Industries Inc. has an opening for an Environment, Health and Safety specialist at its resin plant in Circleville, OH.


SSPC Offers Online Inspector Training

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has launched an online version of its well-known Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) program.


FTI Honors 2 Apprentices of the Year

Coating industry elders despairing of the next generation can take heart from two young painters who have just been named 2011 “Apprentices of the Year” by their Finishing Trades Institute D...


Webinar Tackles Industrial Painting QC

The many critical issues involved in quality control of industrial painting operations will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


CA Issues Confined Space Alert

Reeling from seven confined-space deaths in one year, California has issued an alert and launched a special employer initiative to stem that toll.


SSPC, PaintSquare to Light up Show

Live webcam, a show app, web updates and complete video and print coverage will follow thousands of attendees, more than 100 exhibitors and all the action at SSPC 2012, set to begin Monday (...


Webinar Clarifies SSPC QP Standards

Navigating the requirements of SSPC’s Painting Contractor Certification Program will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Primeaux to Direct VersaFlex Training

Dudley J. Primeaux II, the industry’s longtime polyurea guru, has joined polyurea supplier VersaFlex Inc. in the new position of Director of Education and Development.


Webinar Tackles Scaffold Standards

Working from scaffolds and aerial lifts is not only a critical safety issue in protective coatings; it is also a leading area of federal safety violations for employers.


New Sim Trainer for Industrial Painting

Virtual I-beams, bridge environments, test panels and even a moving conveyor line are among the simulations offered in a new paint training simulator geared toward industrial coatings applic...


Lloyd’s Sets Marine Coating Web Series

Lloyd’s Register has developed a new series of online coatings inspection courses, designed to ensure compliance with marine coating standards and promote maritime safety.


Spot vs. Full Job: How to Make the Call

When can spot repair and priming help facility owners and maintenance chiefs head off a full recoating job? That’s the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


JPCL Coatings eBook Series Coming Soon

Surface preparation, inspection, environmental controls and more will be among the topics of a new series of eBooks to be published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings planned ...


DOD Funds Free SSPC Training

Free SSPC training in specifying, inspection, coatings removal, abrasive blasting and other topics is now available to military personnel under a new contract with the Department of Defense ...


Free Webinar to Focus on Blast QC

Assuring quality control of abrasive blast cleaning—critical to the success of protective coatings projects—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


New Courses, Center for Federal Signal

Federal Signals’ “FS Solutions” arm has launched new advanced online training courses and a new location as part of the company’s growing customer training and service outreach effort.


Wastewater Plant Coatings Are Focus of Webinar

The ins and outs of selecting the correct coatings systems for wastewater plants will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Report Slams BP in 2010 Gulf Blast

Cement failure, insufficient training, plan changes, inappropriate responses, and multiple other problems killed BP’s Deepwater Horizon crew of 11 and caused the spill of 5 million barrels o...


PPG to Supply New Caterpillar Plant

Caterpillar Inc. has selected PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business as the sole heavy-duty equipment coatings supplier for a new motor grader assembly plant in North Little Rock, Ark.


Asbestos Scam Draws 7-Year Prison Term

The former owner of the largest U.S. asbestos abatement training school has been sentenced to 87 months in prison for running a business built on thousands of untrained, undocumented workers...


SSPC Reauthorized as Training Provider

Coatings professionals who complete SSPC training and certification will continue to receive Continuing Education Units, as the Society for Protective Coatings renews its status as an author...


European Industrial Painters Launch Association

Industrial painting contractors in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands have formalized their growing cooperation by founding a new organization.


Webinar Targets Contractor Safety

Developing and implementing the critical practical and regulatory complexities of a company safety program will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Lift Safety Campaign Targets Schools

Colleges, high schools and other institutional users of aerial lifts have new safety resources available to help them avoid the kind of accident that killed a University of Notre Dame videog...


‘Elcometer U.’ Makes Debut with Class

Elcometer Inc., a global provider of coatings inspection equipment and software, has capped and gowned its customer training and support component with a wide-ranging new website known as El...


SSPC Launches PCI Level 3

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced the release of the next level of its Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) program: PCI Level 3.


For Marine Painters, a STAR is Born

When the Marines were looking for a few good painters, the search took a 21st-century, high-tech turn.


OSHA Offers $4.7M for Safety Training

Nearly $5 million in federal funds is now available for training in fall protection, chemical exposures, shipyard hazards and other critical health and safety areas.


Manhole Rescue Effort Ends in 2 Deaths

Authorities are investigating the suffocation of two North Carolina workers in a water system manhole—one of whom apparently died trying to rescue the other.


SSPC Renewed as Official FBPE Trainer

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) has renewed its authorization of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings as a continuing education provider, SSPC has announced.


DOD Turns Lights, Camera, Action on Corrosion Training

The Defense Department is trying to recruit new troops of all ages in its war on corrosion, with several new programs in development for today’s and tomorrow’s engineers.


Webinar Offers Concrete Repair Tips

Concrete repairs that last will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Notre Dame Sees No Fault in Lift Death

No one individual is responsible, or will be disciplined, for the death of a University of Notre Dame student videographer who perished in a 39-foot fall from a mobile lift in a windstorm, t...


Rust and Reward: A Well-Coated Life

When Joyce Wright started in industrial coatings, she was so green that she didn’t touch paint for two years. Today, she is godmother to many industry leaders.


YouTube Hit: HazCom You Can Hum To

Who knew that hazardous communication could be such a toe-tapper—and had such amazing connections to Seinfeld, Ronald Reagan and tuna casserole?


Notre Dame Fined in Lift Death; ‘Knowingly’ Imperiled Untrained Worker

The University of Notre Dame has been fined $77,500 for “knowingly” allowing an untrained student to operate a long-uninspected lift in dangerously windy conditions, leading to the student’s...


Notre Dame Ends Use of Mobile Lifts

While continuing to investigate the death of a student videographer on a falling scissor lift, the University of Notre Dame has announced that it will no longer use mobile lifts to film game...


SSPC 2011 Debuts ‘Women in Coatings’

Joyce Wright didn’t set out to be a pioneer. She just needed a job, and painter’s helper—surface prep and “bustin’ rust” at the local shipyard¬—was available. So she took it.


GFS Launches Paint Booth Training Site

Global Finishing Solutions has launched the Finishing Academy, an online paint booth educational resource.


JPCL Corrects SSPC 2011 Meeting Time

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will hold its First Annual Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, at SSPC 2011 featuring GreenCOAT.


Free Book Aims to Boost Lift Safety

Declaring that “untrained operators should never, ever operate aerials,” the International Powered Access Federation has released a free download that details best practices for aerial work ...


Notre Dame Takes Responsibility in Lift Death

The president of the University of Notre Dame has accepted responsibility for the death of a student videographer who was killed when the hydraulic scissor lift where he was working blew ove...


BIS Salamis Showcases ‘Innovations 2010’

Coatings technologies, pipeline solutions, spray systems, training and more will be on the agenda at BIS Salamis’ two-day Innovations Showcase 2010 event this week.


SSPC/JPCL Webinar to Focus on Inspection Data

"Digital Data Management for Coating Inspection Tasks on Steel Structures" will be the topic of a free SSPC/JPCL webinar this week.


Five Achieve SSPC PCS in Dubai

Five industrial coatings professionals recently became certified SSPC Protective Coatings Specialists (PCS) after taking the PCS exam in Dubai.


$1B Global Contract Program to Aid Minorities

Minority-owned construction contractors and suppliers may compete for $1 billion in contracts around the world in a new public-private venture designed to provide training and procurement op...


New OSHA Training Stresses Worker Rights

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has introduced a mandatory workers’ rights component to its 10- and 30-hour training programs.


Senate Votes to Block Lead-Rule Fines

The U.S. Senate has voted to delay imposition of fines and liability related to the controversial new federal lead rule, and one Senator has called for a hearing on the measure.


OSHA Updates Security on Training ID Cards

Faced with a growing counterfeiting problem, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has quietly incorporated new security features into the wallet cards issued upon completion of ...


OSHA Targets Training Language

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers that they must tailor any required training and enforcement guidance to the employee’s language, level of educa...


SSPC Training Programs Offered at Mega Rust

SSPC will offer several training and certification programs at Mega Rust 2010, the annual U.S. Navy Corrosion Conference, scheduled for June 4-8 in San Diego, Calif.


SSPC Offers BCI at KY Transportation Cabinet in March

SSPC has a BCI: Coatings Inspection Training and Certification for the Bridge Industry Tech Level/Level 1 Course planned for March 8–12 at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Frankfort, K...


Paperhangers’ Guild Plans Workshops

The National Guild of Professional Paperhangers will offer a series of one-day training workshops across North America for beginning and experienced paperhangers.


Lloyd’s Approves SSPC Coatings Inspector Program

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced that effective December 1, 2009, Lloyd’s Register, the world’s largest commercial shipping classification society, has approved SSPC’s...


Applicator Training Program Released

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER; Gainesville, FL) has announced that the Center and NACE International have developed a training and certification program ...


Deadline Nears for Upcoming SSPC Courses

October 19 is the deadline for registering for either of two SSPC coating courses scheduled for November 2-6: C1, Fundamentals of Protective Coatings, and C2, Managing Coatings Projects.


OSHA Course Now Mandatory in 7 States

Seven states now require construction workers to complete OSHA safety training before they can work on publicly funded road, bridge and other projects.


Free Seminars Focus on Scaffold, Ladder Safety

A national organization is offering free seminars nationwide on scaffold and ladder safety.


OSHA to Publish Names of Fraudulent Trainers

In its continuing work to crack down on fraudulent trainers in its Outreach Training Program, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is publishing an “Outreach Trainer Watc...


Sherwin-Williams Offers Free Training Program

Citing a shortage of qualified painters, The Sherwin-Williams Company will again offer free training to about 20 people to become professional painters as part of its Home-Work Paint Trainin...


Contractors Network Sets Workshops

The Philadelphia-based Certified Contractors Network is planning two “Sales Boot Camps” and two online workshops on “Sales Management for Contracting Businesses” and “Administration Manageme...


 
 
   

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