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From Origins to Current Uses: The Evolution of Rope Access

Rope access technology has undergone a remarkable evolution since its inception, transforming from an experimental technique to a widely adopted and versatile method for accessing hard-to-reach areas. This has revolutionized the way industries approach maintenance and inspection tasks, including with high-performance coatings.

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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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Burning Questions: Cannabis in the Workplace

Now that state legalization efforts are sweeping the country, many employers find themselves stuck in the weeds as they work to navigate cannabis in the workplace. Employers may have more flexibility than they think, depending on their unique business circumstances.

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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.