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JAN 2017

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COATINGSPRO JANUARY 2017 35 BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY Guardian Fall Protection Offers Straight Loop Insert Guardian Fall Protection has announced its new Straight Loop Insert anchor receptacle. e insert is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-compliant. It is a cast-in receptacle that is compatible with American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-rated anchorage connectors, such as the Guardian Mega-Swivel, or any ANSI-compliant anchor that attaches with a ⅝"-11 (15.9 mm) bolt. It has a 10,000 lb. (4,536 kg) rating and is easily install- able on both wood and metal decking prior to pouring concrete, according to the company. e insert allows a user to install and remove anchors as his or her work progresses, and its high-strength placeholder bolt prevents potential damage when not in use. For more information, contact: Guardian Fall Protection, (800) 466-6385, www.guardianfall.com Reader Inquiry #4636 OSHA, Staffing Association Renew Alliance OSHA renewed its alliance with the American Staffing Association (ASA), with a goal of protecting temporary employees from workplace hazards. "It is part of our mission to make sure that at the end of every work shift, all temporary workers are able to go home safely to their families," said Dr. David Michaels, OSHA's assistant secretary of labor. During the five-year agreement, OSHA and ASA plan to educate workers about their rights and train staffing firms and clients on their responsibilities to protect workers. e partners will work to distribute information on how to recognize and prevent workplace hazards and to further develop ways of communicat- ing with staffing firms, host employers, and temporary workers. For more information, contact: OSHA, (202) 693-1999, www.osha.gov Reader Inquiry #4637 3M Launches New Elevated Temperature Hard Hat Targeting workers in industries, such as metalworking, smelting, and glass manufacturing, the personal safety division of 3M recently launched a new 3M Elevated Temperature Hard Hat H-700T Series. Built with an injec- tion molding technology, the H-700T hard hats are engineered to withstand radiant heat loads up to 190° C (374.0° F). e hats offer lightweight protec- tion (less than 380 g, or 13.4 oz.) with a suspension that sits lower on the head and increases security. e hard hats meet ANSI Z89.1-2014 Type 1, G standards. "Our experts designed these hard hats — and the additional personal safety accessories to go with them — to stand up to extreme radiant heat while keeping workers comfortable," said Steve Bertling, global business manager at 3M. For more information, contact: 3M, (800) 328-1667, www.3m.com Reader Inquiry #4638 E Instruments Unveils Zero Filter Attachment E Instruments recently unveiled its new Zero Filter Attachment product. is filter attachment allows for a more accurate zeroing of the company's gas sensors for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). e filter removes all of the VOCs and other toxic gases (except CO 2 ) from the ambient air, thereby allowing the instrument to properly measure the zero point for the sensor. Once the filter is removed, the instru- ment will provide a more accurate reading of VOCs, according to the company. For more information, contact: E Instruments, (215) 750-1212, www.e-inst.com Reader Inquiry #4639 AkzoNobel Releases Safety E-Learning Program AkzoNobel has launched a new e-learn- ing safety training module, seeking to provide customers and distributors with essential background informa- tion and safe handling guidelines for organic peroxides. "Our organic perox- ides are well known under the trade names Cadox, Butanox, Perkadox, and Triganox, and they are essential ingre- dients for the polymer industry," said Markus Majoor, global market segment leader for AkzoNobel 's polymer chemistry business. "We make sure that our products are safely handled, and this new module effectively supports our customers and distribu- tion partners." e training is available to customers, distributors, and other potential partners. It is currently avail- able in English, with other languages expected to be added in 2017. For more information, contact: AkzoNobel, (312) 544-7356, www.akzonobel.com Reader Inquiry #4640

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