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TruQC ready for download in the Apple App store

It’s official – TruQC is live and ready for download in the Apple App store. The news came at 5:17 pm on Saturday, June 2nd from the iTunes Store team. “It’s certainly an email I’ll be hanging on to,” said Ross Boyd, VP of Operations with TruQC. “A lot of midnight oil and sweat has… Read more

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CoatingsPro Magazine publishes list of top 10 safety articles

As a celebration of their 10th year as in-the-field experts for all things industrial painting and industrial coating related, Coatings Pro Magazine recently compiled a list of their top 10 articles on job-site safety. We enjoyed the list so much, we thought we’d share. From Fall Protection 101 to The OSHA Watch and a guide to Airless Spray Safety,… Read more

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Historic bridge painting project calls for innovative job-site iPad app

It’s an honor to announce that our job-site documentation software will be used on the Eads Bridge coating project in St. Louis, Missouri. Both the general contractor (St. Louis Bridge Company) and the painting subcontractor (Thomas Industrial Coatings) have decided that our tool’s collaborative benefits will greatly enhance project management. As detailed in this blog post by… Read more

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Make your job site safer with a heat-safety app

This just in from OSHA – the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, an idea we can really get behind. It’s an iPhone, Android and, coming soon, Blackberry app that will help your workers stay safe on the job site by providing heat-related best practices, advice, updates and more. According to an article on the OSHA website, the app… Read more

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A digital guide to the new OSHA pictograms

As announced this past March, OSHA is revising its Hazard Communication Standard so that the system will better protect workers from dangerous chemicals. This update will align the organization with the United Nation’s global chemical labeling system known as The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. It’s estimated that the revision will help… Read more

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TruQC’s Ross Boyd presents at National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP)

We’re excited to announce that Ross Boyd, our VP of Operations, recently presented at the National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) Surface Preparation and Coatings Panel Meeting. The two-day event was held at the 3M Innovation Center in Maplewood, Minnesota. “It was an honor to present to such innovators and leaders in our industry,” said Ross…. Read more

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Job site vehicle crashes down, but not down enough

The Associated General Contractors of America released a study earlier this week stating that 68% of highway contractors have reported vehicles crashing into their job sites throughout the past year. Nearly 20% reported fatalities in those accidents. The good news? Progress is being made on our industry’s job sites all across the United States. According… Read more

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Panama Canal Expansion 6 months behind schedule

The root of it all? Quality control issues with the concrete mix. According to a recent story by Engineering News Record, the concrete mix that was to be used did not meet the 100-year standard that was required by the terms of the job. Additionally, workers are now striking due to a concern about safety issues on… Read more

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Two years, $54 million: that’s the cost of a bad paint job

Last week Thursday, Paintsquare published a story about the hefty bill that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors has been left holding thanks to some shoddy paint work on more than 25,000 Boston “Big Dig” tunnel light fixtures. In short, an investigation from the state of Massachusetts found that there were serious problems with… Read more

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The iPad is here to stay; plan your job site accordingly

This week, on Tuesday, Marketplace ran a story reporting that Apple stock is predicted to hit $1,000 a share by this time next year. Three years ago, it was steady at about $100 a share; in early 2012, it was at $500 a share; this week, the tech giant is sitting at $629 a share…. Read more

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Tough construction economy should mean job sites that are more efficient

According to our friends over at FieldLens, an app that is described as the jobsite in your pocket, the United States construction industry wastes more than $40 billion every year due to mistakes in the field. Let us repeat that – each calendar year, the United States construction industry wastes more than $40 billion due to… Read more

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OSHA working to learn more about preventing job-site injuries and deaths

This week, OSHA announced that they’re seeking comments on how to better prevent worker injuries and deaths from reinforcing concrete activities and vehicle backovers. Recently issuing a former Request for Information, OSHA will use their findings to learn more about how workers get injured and what solutions exist to prevent injury and death on the… Read more