May 13 - May 19, 2013
The fertilizer plant that exploded in West, TX, was last inspected in 1985, causing some people to question OSHA’s oversight. Overall, how do you feel about OSHA’s oversight?
May 6 - May 12, 2013
Should Congress try again to close the background check loophole for gun owners?
April 29 - May 5, 2013
Some in Congress have adopted a “zero compromise” approach to the federal budget, no matter the consequences. What do you think of this approach?
April 22 - April 28, 2013
What should Congress do about undocumented workers in the U.S.?
April 15 - April 21, 2013
April 15 finally sends the U.S. taxman packing for another year. How did you make out overall?
April 8 - April 14, 2013
PaintSquare is developing a Video How-To Series. What topics would interest you most?
April 1 - April 7, 2013
March Madness Final Four starts Saturday. How are your brackets holding up?
March 25 - March 31, 2013
Overall, how valuable do you find professional certification programs?
March 18 - March 24, 2013
President Obama has proposed a “Fix it First” program for infrastructure, funded by a public-private Partnership to Rebuild America. What should Congress do with these ideas?
March 11 - March 17, 2013
How does your upcoming peak season look, compared to last year?
March 4 - March 10, 2013
Overall, how do you feel about the quality of today’s coating inspectors?
February 25 - March 3, 2013
How would tightening immigration laws affect the coatings and construction industries?
February 18 - February 24, 2013
What industry trends do you follow most closely?
February 11 - February 17, 2013
The U.S. EPA has revived its plan (required by a court agreement) to mandate lead-safe practices on public-works and commercial projects. What’s your take on this?
February 4 - February 10, 2013
How valuable are associations (SSPC, NACE, etc.) to your professional development?
January 28 - February 3, 2013
How are those 2013 New Year’s resolutions going?
January 21 - January 27, 2013
Did you attend SSPC 2013? If so, what did you think?
January 14 - January 20, 2013
How do you spend your work commute?
January 7 - January 13, 2013
Overall, where would you rather work/manage others: a union company or an open shop?
December 24, 2012 - January 6, 2013
Which song best captures your overall view of 2013?
December 17 - December 23, 2012
In these “do more with less” days, how often do you feel safety is being compromised in the process?
December 10 - December 16, 2012
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?
December 3 - December 9, 2012
Will Congress and President Obama work out a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff?”
November 26 - November 30, 2012
How does technology figure into your holiday gift list?
November 19 - November 25, 2012
Do you plan to attend SSPC 2013?
November 12 - November 18, 2012
Did you vote in last week’s presidential election?
November 5 - November 11, 2012
How do you expect Hurricane Sandy to affect your business?
October 29 - November 4, 2012
Election 2012: Who gets your vote for President on Nov. 6?
October 22 - October 28, 2012
News and information about which area of the industry is most important, or of most interest, to you?
October 15 - October 21, 2012
EPA has been deliberating for more than two years on whether to regulate Coal Combustion Residuals (slag, ash) as hazardous waste. What do you think?
October 8 - October 14, 2012
Where do you turn for most of your daily news?
October 1 - October 7, 2012
The U.S. National Hockey League lockout has already cancelled the pre-season. Whom do you blame?
September 24 - September 30, 2012
What is your current/prospective market?
September 17 - September 23, 2012
Good news! A magic genie will grant you one wish to improve your business. (Bad news: He has no money.) Which do you want?
September 10 - September 16, 2012
Forget Obama and Romney. Do you prefer Paul Ryan or Joe Biden for vice president?
September 3 - September 9, 2012
Legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his medals, saying he will no longer fight a “witch hunt” investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. What do you think of this decision?
August 27 - September 2, 2012
OSHA’s UK counterpart is adapting a “loser pays” system, in which companies that break health and safety laws would have to help pay for investigation and enforcement. What do you think of this idea?
August 20 - August 26, 2012
What, in your experience, is responsible for most coating failures?
August 13 - August 19, 2012
An asbestos contractor will serve 10 years in prison for a shoddy removal job. What’s your take on that sentence?
August 6 - August 12, 2012
The NFL’s referees have been locked out while they negotiate an agreement. What do you think should happen?
July 30 - August 5, 2012
Free JPCL/SSPC webinars in which area would be most helpful to you?
July 23 - July 29, 2012
Some owners have begun to require an individually certified coating inspector for projects, rather than a certified firm. Is this necessary?
July 16 - July 22, 2012
In your experience, how honestly are workplace injuries and illnesses reported in OSHA logs?
July 9 - July 15, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission will not allow Graco to take over DeVilbiss, Binks, Ransburg and BGK. Good decision or bad decision for the coatings industry?
July 2 - July 8, 2012
Who will be the next President of the United States?
June 25 - July 1, 2012
How do you feel about websites collecting more and more information about you when you’re online?
June 18 - June 24, 2012
What is your top economic concern in this election year?
June 11 - June 17, 2012
What impact overall do you believe that unions have on today’s coatings projects?
June 4 - June 8, 2012
How does your summer look?
May 29 - June 1, 2012
Which president would be better for the coatings industry in 2013-16?