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36 MAY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY 3M Expands SecureFit Line of Protective Eyewear 3M's personal safety division has expanded its protective eyewear offerings w ith its SecureFit Protective Eyewear 600 Series. New options begin w ith a Scotchgard anti-fog coating, which helps provide clarity to help the eyewear retain effectiveness for at least 25 water washings. Other features include a rug ged anti-scratch coating to help extend lens life; photochromic lenses that darken when exposed to ultraviolet (U V ) light outdoors and lighten when indoors; polarized lens to reduce ref lective glare; and task-specific lens tints to reduce glare, eye stress, and fatigue. T he lenses are offered in various shades and colors, while readers w ith the anti-fog coating are also available in multiple diopters. For more information, contact: 3M, (800) 328 -1667, w w w.3m.com Reader Inquiry #4694 Maritime Advisory Committee Renewed for Safety, Health e U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) renewed the charter of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH). e U.S. Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that all advisory commit- tees renew their charters every two years. MACOSH, established in 1995, advises the secretary of labor on working conditions in the maritime industry, including safety and health standards, injury and illness preven- tion, training and outreach initiatives, and enforcement initiatives. e maritime industry includes shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminal, and other related indus- tries, such as commercial fishing and shipbreaking. MACOSH consists of 15 members representing workers, employers, and government safety and health agencies. Committee meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact: MACOSH, (202) 693-2067, www.osha.gov/dts/ maritime/macosh Reader Inquiry #4695 Safway Launches Infrastructure Services Group Safway announced the launch of a new infrastructure services group, created to provide safe and produc- tive solutions for the construction, maintenance, and repair of bridges, railroads, airports, shipping ports, and other transportation systems, as well as power plants, stadiums, and arenas. e company will dedicate a focused team of six regional infra- structure managers and nine engineers and field service professionals across the company's 115 branch locations. is team will support more than 150 sales representatives as they pursue infrastructure opportunities in the United States and Canada. e infra- structure group will become the third component of Safway's revenue base, in addition to energy/industrial and commercial renovations and new construction. For more information, contact: Safway, (262) 523-6580, www.safwaygroup.com Reader Inquiry #4696 OSHA Promotes Workplace Anti-Retaliation Programs e U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued recommended practices for anti-retaliation programs to help employers create workplaces in which workers feel comfortable voicing concerns without fear of retaliation. e recommendations are intended to apply to all public and private sector employers covered by the 22 whistleblower protection laws that OSHA enforces. e document outlines five key elements of an effective anti-retaliation program. ese include management leadership, commitment, and accountability; a system for listen- ing to and resolving employees' safety and compliance concerns; a system for receiving and responding to reports of retaliation; anti-retaliation train- ing for employees and managers; and program oversight. For more informa- tion, contact: OSHA, (202) 693-7828, www.osha.gov Reader Inquiry #4697 U.S. Labor Department Delays Beryllium Rule e U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) announced a delay in the effective date of the rule entitled Occupational Exposure to Beryllium, from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017. e announce- ment came in response to a W hite House memorandum — issued follow- ing the inauguration of President Donald Trump in late January — that directed the department to review any new or pending regulations and tempo- rarily postpone the date that they would take effect. OSHA said the delay serves the purpose allowing additional time to review questions of law and policy. e extension of the effective date will not affect the compliance dates of the beryllium rule, and the proposal remains scheduled for publi- cation in the U.S. Federal Register. For more information, contact: DoL, (202) 693-6000, www.dol.gov CP Reader Inquiry #4698

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