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EPA Settles with CA Firms Over Lead Paint

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that it has settled with five Southern California-based construction firms for violations of the Renovation, Repair and Painting...


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 $...


MIT Sustainability Hub Models Structures

A researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub is examining how to predict building damage by modeling structures into groups of atoms.


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Blogs (4)


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...


Beyond Compliance: Inspired by Confined Space Rules

by Robert Ikenberry

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


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Weekly Poll (3)


In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new lead standards to protect children, lowering dust-lead hazards from 40 micrograms of lead per square foot to 10 micrograms on floors and 250 micrograms to 100 micrograms on windowsills. In addition to the grant program passed in March, do you believe the EPA’s efforts will prove effective?


With responses due for the “Building a Safer Future” by July 31—a fourth consultation on improving fire and structural safety for high-rise housing in the United Kingdom involving various revisions including: increased residential building height; revised concept of duty holders; and stronger voices for residents (to name a few)—do you think the new Implementation Plan will help to prevent future tragedies like the Grenfell Tower fire?


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Articles (7)


Inhalation Hazards Associated with Abrasive Blasting

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, CHMM, Clemco Industries Corp.

This article explores the inhalation hazards associated with the blast media, substra...


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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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