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NOV 2018

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34 NOVEMBER 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY New App Brings VR to Fall Protection Training e new American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) virtual reality (VR) Fall Protection Experience mobile app trains workers on fall hazard protection. e app provides a brief experience in which users wear headsets and enter a virtual environment to learn how to operate safely when working at heights. Users navigate the roof of a two-story build- ing, and after identifying hazards — such as a skylight or rooftop fan detached from its base — they build a fall protection system for a coworker. Users choose between four anchor points, three harnesses, and three lanyards, selecting and inspecting the equipment that provides the safest level of fall protection for the job at hand. For more information, contact: ASSP, (847) 699-2929, www.assp.org Compliance Dates Extended for Revised U.S. Beryllium Rule e U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a "nal rule to extend the compliance date for speci"c ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to December 12, 2018. is exten- sion a–ects provisions for methods of compliance, beryllium work areas, regulated areas, personal protective clothing and equipment, hygiene facilities and practices, housekeeping, communication of hazards, and record- keeping. OSHA said it determined that the extension will maintain essential safety and health protections for workers while the agency prepares a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to clarify certain provisions of the beryllium standard to maintain the standard 's worker safety and health protections while also addressing employers' compliance burdens. For more information, contact: OSHA, (202) 693-7828, www.osha.gov New Thermal Gear for Winter Extremes To prepare workers for unpredictable winter weather, Ergodyne has announced an expan- sion of the company's N-Ferno line within its Tenacious Work Gear brand. e move is part of a larger campaign focused on educating safety manag- ers and work crews on the keys to preventing, identifying, and treating cold-related illnesses. e new N-Ferno additions include the 6812 Ribbed Knit Beanie; the 6838 Solar-Activated Balaclava; the 6819BT Be Tenacious Beanie; the 6802Z Zippered Trapper; and the 6802 Trapper, now available in extended sizes. "e extremes of last winter really pushed work crews, and their gear, to the limit," said A lsie Nelson, senior product manager. "ese new solutions have been largely driven by worker feedback and demand." For more information, contact: Ergodyne, (800) 225-8238, www.ergodyne.com Waterjetting Safety Video Now Available e second edition of the Waterjet Technology Association's (WJTA) popular waterjetting safety video is available now. "Industry Best Practices for Waterjetting – An Introduction to Manual and Automated Waterjetting Operations" is a visual companion to the association's Industry Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment manual released in October 2016. e video is a valuable resource for new employee orientation or refresher training. e 30-minute safety video covers both manual and robotic waterjetting systems and applications, including waterjet systems and general compo- nents; pressure and ©ow; general safety; con"ned spaces; protective gear; team coordination; system setup; personal responsibility/safety measures; dump valve setup and troubleshooting; automated and robotic equipment; and more. For more information, contact: WJTA, (314) 241-1445, www.wjta.org Head Protection Certified for Waterjetting, Blasting e Head Protection 20/30 system from TST Sweden is the world 's "rst certi"ed system for waterjetting/ blasting. e system comes complete with visor and hearing protections with all components tested and certi- "ed to protect users from objects and sweeping high-pressure water jets with pressures up to 3,000 bar (43,511.3 psi). e head protection ful"lls requirements for industrial helmets, and it protects ~85 percent of the user's head and face. e visor meets eye protection requirements by protecting against exter- nal impact on the eyes and face, front, and side, while the hearing component reduces dangerous noise levels. e system can be adjusted in height for best protection and "t and in di–erent positions against the head. For more information, contact: TST Sweden, +46 320-20-5880, www.tst-sweden.com CP

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