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OSHA Provides Notice of Proposed Changes to Lead Standards

Comments on proposed changes to the federal Lead Standards for General Industry and Construction are being accepted through Oct. 28, 2022, and OSHA has put together a list of more than 60 specific questions on which the agency is seeking input. Here’s a look at what the potential changes could be.

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Insight and Information Is Key to Coatings Success

When it comes to surface preparation and coatings projects, time is money. Starting with the right products, while understanding the most current safety information, is key to success.

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Predicting Workplace Violence: The Problem With Profiles

We’re not immune to the potential for workplace violence, but profiling and psychological tests are not the answer when it comes to predicting and handling these susceptible employees.

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11 Safety Tips When Handling Hand and Power Tools

For beginners, power tools may be overwhelming — and potentially dangerous. These 11 tips may offer a primer or reminder for pros using handheld tools

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Spotlight On: Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection has been highlighted in the coatings and construction industries for years, and it has never been more prevalent in the mainstream than now. Get a few tips on how your crews can focus on respiratory protection.

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Preparing for an Active Shooter

In the case of an active shooter at your business, are you prepared to defend yourself? Be sure you have a plan to run, hide, or fight.

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How to Protect Employees From Aggressive Behavior at Work

At a recent workshop with about 250 attendees representing approximately 190 organizations, I performed an informal survey. I asked for a show of hands from those whose workplace had a written anti-bullying policy. Less than half of those in attendance raised their hands. I did the same for a workplace anti-violence policy. The response was better than half but still less than two-thirds.

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Abusive Supervision and Workplace Violence

When workplace violence takes place, it’s often at the confluence of multiple factors that have created a perfect storm. One of the most important common denominators in violent workplace incidents is an abusive supervisory style.