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How Do I Know If I’m Entering a Confined Space?

The first concern for any employer is to determine whether the space or area meets the definition of a confined space, as specified by the regulatory authority having jurisdiction at the worksite. If the area does comply with the definition of the regulatory standard, then the employer is required to follow the specified written actions.

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Exploring the Wondrous World of Steel

Steel is among the more common substrates a coatings contractor works with, whether its for commercial or industrial projects. As such, the challenges that come with maintaining steel and preventing corrosion, as daunting as they may be, are well known within the industry.

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What OSHA’s New PPE Rule Could Mean for Contractors

Joe Brandel, business development manager at Mips, discusses OSHA’s proposed rule change and the importance of safe PPE usage. In the conversation, Brandel shares insight on why many traditional hard hats are failing in common workplace accidents, and he outlines precautions and new technologies that can protect workers.

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NTSB Warns U.S. Bridge Owners of Uncoated, Weathering Steel

As an investigation continues into the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse in Pittsburgh, Pa., the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking authorities to review inspection reports and identify incomplete follow-up actions for bridges made of uncoated weathering steel.

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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.