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MAR 2017

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10 MARCH 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM expectations of a successful coatings project; coated vs. uncoated surfaces; the challenges of structure design; common failures, root causes, and how to avoid them; how coatings add value to aging infrastructure; how to determine the true cost of coatings; developing a list of qualified products; and how NACE can assist in an individ- ual 's development w ithin the industr y. Part one of the forum w ill take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., while part two is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact: NACE International, (800) 797- 6223, w w w.nacecorrosion.org Reader Inquiry #4641 role, she has worked to grow ACI's social media presence, create video content to enhance ACI's visibility, and manage ACI's presence at various conferences and events. For more infor- mation, contact: ACI, (248) 848-3800, www.concrete.org Reader Inquiry #4643 WorkBoat Maintenance Event Postponed to 2018 e WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo, a multifaceted event that provides a hyper-focused education program and exhibit hall specifically designed for commer- cial vessel maintenance and repair specialists, will return to New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10‒12, 2018. Originally scheduled for this spring, event organizer Diversified Communications decided to postpone it after conducting research to assess current satisfaction with the event. e 2018 edition will be a first-of-its- kind event in the commercial marine industry, featuring a longer and more in-depth educational conference program, highly interactive exhibits, and exhibitor representatives that are uniquely versed on the specifics of maintenance and repair. For more information, contact: WorkBoat, (207) 842-5666, www.workboatmaintenance- andrepair.com Reader Inquiry #4644 Sto Corp. Hires Tasson as Sales Representative, Manager Claddings, air barriers, coatings, and building restoration systems manufac- turer Sto Corp. has appointed Patrick S. Tasson as its sales representative for Southern California and manager of its Western coatings business. Tasson Coatings 101: An Introduction to Coatings & Coating Technology NACE International is introduc- ing a new forum for basic coatings and coatings technolog y at its CORROSION 2017 Conference & Expo, to be held March 26‒30 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Titled "Coatings 101: A n Introduction to Coatings & Coating Technolog y" and moderated by technical coatings consultant R ae Marie Mattis, this two-part series at the annual conference w ill be held in the Corrosive Chronicles T heater in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, March 28. Topics include how to achieve the OSHA Issues New Rule to Lower Beryllium Levels A new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSH A) dramatically lowers workplace permissible exposure limits (PELs) to ber yllium, a material that can cause lung diseases. T he new standards for general industr y, construction, and shipyards w ill require employers to take additional, practical measures to protect an estimated 62,000 workers. T he final rule w ill reduce the eight- hour PEL from the previous level of 2.0 μg /m 3 to 0.2 μg /m 3 . Above that level, employers must take steps to reduce the airborne concentration. T he rule requires additional protec- tions, including personal protective equipment, medical exams, other medical sur veillance, and training. It also establishes a short-term exposure limit of 2.0 μg /m 3 over a 15-minute sampling period. For more informa- tion, contact: OSH A , (202) 693-7828, w w w.osha.gov Reader Inquiry #4642 ACI Announces International Marketing Role e American Concrete Institute (ACI) promoted Danielle R. Harris to the role of international marketing coordinator. In that role, Harris is responsible for conducting research to confirm existing international markets and identify new markets and trends, coordinating the development of global marketing plans for international regions, and begin- ning the implementation of marketing plans by region. Additionally, she will identify opportunities to engage with concrete professionals in various global regions. Harris has been coordi- nating marketing and social media efforts at ACI since 2011. In that Industry Briefs

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