Blogs (22)


OSHA’s Top Regulatory Priorities… Other than COVID-19

by Eric J. Conn

OSHA has been quite busy the last few months on the rulemaking front, and it does not...


Fire-Resistive Tests, Specs Challenge Industry

by Allen Zielnik

Certainly, the concept of integrated fire safety doesn’t rest only with the building ...


The State-Federal OSHA Tug-of-War

by Eric J. Conn

A fascinating jurisdictional tug-of-war has broken out between federal OSHA and a few...


Are We Learning from Our Mistakes?

by Lee Wilson

Health and safety in the corrosion-control industry has always been a major priority ...


Going with the Flow: 7 Common Issues with Respirators on Blast Jobs

by Kevin Guth

Whether it is lack of training, general apathy on the topic from those impacted in th...


Is It Time to Abandon the PEL Approach to Occupational Exposures?

by Kevin Guth

Let's face it: Our regulatory process to protect the health of workers is broken. Thi...


Design Ventilation Flow Rates for Blasting Containments: Who Decides?

by Kevin Guth

There are potential risks associated with specifying design ventilation flow rates th...


OSHA's Slips, Trips and Falls Rule Revamped

by Eric J. Conn

On January 17, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new Walking-...


The 'Fatal Four' and Your Worksite

by Michael Halliwell

I recently took the time to look at the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administr...


Coatings Safety On and Off the Job

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

by Eric J. Conn

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


OSHA’s Web Reporting Tool: Use with Caution

by Eric J. Conn

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


Confined Space, Common Sense

by Michael Halliwell

As I write this, it’s October, which means that the new OSHA confined space standard,...


Beyond Compliance: Inspired by Confined Space Rules

by Robert Ikenberry

In the works since 1980, federal OSHA recently published new construction-specific co...


Unstoppable Ego v. Irresistible Force

by Michael Halliwell

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


Confined Space:
Have We Learned Our Lesson Yet?

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

by Eric J. Conn

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


Land Mines on the Road to Safety

by Simon Hope

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


Not Strangers to Danger

by Karen Kapsanis

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


When Safety Incentives Backfire

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

by Pamela Simmons

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


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

by Pamela Simmons

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


 
 
   

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