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PA Contractor Faces Fines for Bridge Collapse

After being cited in January 2016 for serious violations which resulted in the partial collapse of the Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, contractor Francis J. Palo Inc. is now facing $...


Explosions, Fire Erupt at Philly Refinery

A fire broke out early in the morning last Friday at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex—a crude oil refinery in South Philadelphia—resulting in several explosions.


Chicago's Ledge Reopens After Cracked Coating

Last Monday, The Ledge’s—a popular tourist attraction at the Willis Tower in Chicago—protective coating cracked, resulting in an immediate shut down.


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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 ...


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Weekly Poll (26)


Just last month, Louisiana’s Sunshine Bridge was struck a second time since its last incident in October. According to reports, Dank Silver (the tanker ship involved) damaged the fender system that serves to protect the bridge. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett noted that the structures themselves are designed to handle this kind of damage, however, with reoccurring instances and increased water traffic, do you think fenders are the best option for bridge protection?


A bill was filed by Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, after a Florida county’s Bee Ridge treatment facility witnessed a pipe burst, releasing an estimated 900,000 gallons of wastewater, some of which flowed into a stormwater system and out into Sarasota Bay. The proposal suggests that if another sewage spill were to occur, $1 would be fined for every gallon lost. Do you think this legislation will encourage more improvements in wastewater infrastructure?


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Articles (7)


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2018


Top of the News

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Video Learning Center (15)


Architectural Coatings: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The D+D Pro Video Series: An archive of webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com

A collection of archived webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com focused on architectural coatings.


Concrete: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The D+D Pro Video Series: An archive of webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com

A collection of archived webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com focused on concrete coatings and maintenance.


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