Weekly Poll (13)


Last month, a painter fell to his death on a water tower job, working for a firm with numerous safety violations and falls in its history. What more can be done to prevent such tragedies?


As a coatings professional, when you tackle “small” painting jobs around the house, do you still observe the same kinds of safety precautions you do on the job?


The Golden Gate Bridge is getting a $76 million metal "net" system to deter jumpers from using the bridge to end their lives. Do you think this is a good use of those funds?


After numerous warnings, federal OSHA has rejected Arizona’s residential fall-protection guidelines as too lenient. Should states be allowed to craft standards that are looser than federal OSHA’s?


What is the best way for employers to ensure that employees who are provided fall protection actually wear it?


About how often do you see full compliance with fall protection on a project?


In general, how often do you see workers using appropriate fall protection measures and equipment in roofing work?


Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. So why do so many workers still skip fall protection?


Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. Why don’t more workers use appropriate fall protection?


New Jersey has decided to waive some environmental permitting requirements to allow for the immediate rebuilding of public infrastructure that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Good or bad idea?


An experienced industrial painter crippled in a 40-foot fall was recently awarded $2.3 million for his injuries, although he was not wearing fall protection. What do you think of this jury verdict?


Congress is considering slashing EPA’s and OSHA’s authority and/or funding. How will this affect the coatings industry?


A new study shows growing and widespread non-compliance with requirements for Personal Protective Equipment. What is your impression of PPE compliance across the industry?


 
 
   

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