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Battelle Showcases Pilot to Destroy PFAS

Independent nonprofit organization Battelle Memorial Institute, which focuses on advancing sciences and technology, recently launched a weeklong pilot demonstration for its total solution fo...


ASCC Publishes Two New Safety Bulletins

Late last month, the Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) published two new Safety Bulletins: Emergency Rescue Baskets and ...


PA Proposing PFAS Drinking Water Regulations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently proposed a new regulation to set maximum containment levels in drinking water for two forms of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl subs...


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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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