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NOV 2016

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24 NOVEMBER 2016 COATINGSPROMAG.COM protection equipment and to address the importance of fa ll protection and the high r isk to those not follow ing safet y standards and procedures. Fa ll protection trainers and ex perts are not sa les specia lists tr y ing to sell product and conv ince workers why they need the latest and great- est tools. Trainers play a v ital role in combating t wo of the leading causes of death in the constr uction industr y. When accidents and deaths continue to increase every year, it's more important than ever before that workers not only use their fall protection equip- ment but know how to use it properly. is can't be trusted to an "owner's manual" or online safety course. For workers to have the best chance at staying safe and effective on the job, they must have hands-on training with the tools and equipment they need to keep them safe at height. On-site training courses allow partici- pants to apply the training — and gear — directly to their jobsite and to their specific daily activities. Applied Science Behind every good list or guide are the standards and regulations workers must follow to be safe on the job. Fall protection specialists have combined these with knowledge and research to ensure their equipment meets or exceeds workers needs and standard safety requirements. For ever y hour that a worker's equipment is succeeding in keeping him or her at height, the person needs to be comfortable, produc- tive, and effective. More important than utilizing a check list based on safety standards is ensuring that you are selecting equipment that w ill ma ximize your workers' safety, support, and comfort. T his cannot be achieved w ithout a complete fall protection program based on the A BCDEF 's of fall protection. A nd when you add industr y leading research and development to your fall protection products, you can be more confident than ever of bringing your workers home safely ever y day. CP Rick Argudin, M . S . , C SP, i s a s e n ior t ra i n i n g s p e c i a l i st for 3M Fa l l P rote c t ion Bu s i ne s s fo c u s- i n g on Nor t h a nd L at i n A me r ic a . A rg ud i n i s a te c h n ic a l com m it te e me m b e r for v a r iou s a s s o c i- at ion s . For 3M Fa l l P rote c t ion Bu s i ne s s , he he lp s d e ve lo p t he c u r r ic u lu m s for fa l l prote c t ion a nd con f i ne d s pace t ra i n i n g. For more i n for m at ion , cont ac t : 3M , w w w. 3m . com Safety Watch EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO POWER FORWARD NOV. 30 - DEC. 2, 2016 NEW ORLEANS Morial Convention Center Halls B, C, D, E & F Produced by Presented by Register before the show using promo code: COATINGS and receive FREE* admission to the exhibit hall and keynotes, plus discounts on the conference program. SAVE $50! *Non-Exhibiting Suppliers Fee - $50 Pre-show and Onsite. To exhibit contact: Chris Dimmerling Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #108

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