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EPA Adds 9 Chemicals, Removes 1 PFAS on SCIL

Late last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention announced in an emailed press release that the Safer Chemical Ingredients List w...


2019 Refinery Explosion Final Report Issued

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its final report earlier this month for the 2019 Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery explosion in Philadelphia.


EPA Finalizes NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Plan

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized an amendment to its original cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site in Beverly,...


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Blogs (3)


Containment: A Time to Think Ahead

by Robert Ikenberry

Typically, the two biggest costs for projects involving abatement of hazardous paint ...


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 (7)


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently released a report on the commercial availability and current uses of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances found in various paints, coatings and varnishes, recommending further work is needed to understand the health and environmental risks. Do you believe enough is being done to better protect painters from these substances?


A recent request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked the agency to reconsider its final risk evaluation regarding C.I. Pigment Violet 29. The shared belief between the requesters is that hazards associated with PV29 should be identified at the manufacturer level and that facilities use OSHA-regulated safety measures to reduce risks of exposure. Do you believe that the EPA’s rulemaking should remain in effect?


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Articles (10)


PPE Requirements for Polyurethanes Versus Non-Isocyanate Coatings: Is There Really a Difference?

from JPCL, June 2019 ; by Leah K. Tipton, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The word isocyanate on a product label or safety data sheet might prompt the selectio...


What You Need To Know: Hexavalent Chromium Exposures in Industrial Bridge Painting

from JPCL, April 2019 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


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Video Learning Center (15)


Architectural Coatings: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

A collection of archived webinars focused on architectural coatings.


Concrete: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

A collection of archived webinars focused on concrete coatings and maintenance.


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