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Weekly Poll (23)

In 2017, will your firm hire additional craftworkers, including painters?

A recent report issued by the CDC found that construction workers appear in the top five on a list of occupations with the highest suicide rates. What do you think is the cause?

This summer has been characterized by excessive heat warnings and a “heat dome” in the central United States. How do you protect workers who must be outside in these conditions?

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?

A recent MIT study found that women training to be engineers experienced negative group dynamics, felt marginalized and were assigned less challenging tasks than their male counterparts. Have you witnessed or experience this in your field?

Will new rules extending overtime protections to more workers help or hinder the construction industry?

When do you hire a consultant?

Steel manufacturers in Europe have cut more than 5,000 steelworker jobs in the past year. Manufacturers blame cheaper Chinese steel imports for causing the problem. Do you agree?

Would you recommend a career in coatings for your son or daughter?

Does your company offer bonuses during the holiday season?

Looking ahead to the coming year, how do you feel about your position or company?

How do you handle coworker disputes?

How much gray hair does your company have?

How much gray hair does your staff have?

Many ex-offenders work for construction firms. Should project owners be allowed to dictate whether these, or other contractor employees, may work on a project?

Now that personal marijuana use is increasingly legal, what is your policy on its use in the workplace?

A proposed U.S. rule would prohibit "pay secrecy" by federal contractors and protect workers who discuss company wages. What’s your view?

Two-thirds of construction firms say they’re having a hard time finding qualified workers. How about you and your company?

A bill now before Congress would raise the federal minimum hourly wage to $10.10. Should Congress pass the bill, kill it, or pursue an amended version?

What should Congress do about undocumented workers in the U.S.?

How would tightening immigration laws affect the coatings and construction industries?

How has your staffing been in 2012?

How do your current new hires and applicants generally compare to those of yesteryear?


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