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MAR 2018

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34 MARCH 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY Universal Bump Cap Turns Hats Into PPE Ergodyne is expanding its Skullerz line of worker-gener- ated impact head injury prevention with the introduction of its 8945 Universal Bump Cap Insert. Designed to add lightweight, breathable head protection to any baseball cap, the new 8945 features a patent-pending two-way flex design to adapt to both different head sizes and cap styles. An innovative "trim-to-fit" feature allows the hat to fit securely onto popular, more structured caps, which tend to be taller, or to be trimmed to fit into more low-profile unstructured caps typical of many uniform styles. Strategically placed ventilation allows for maximum airflow and breathability while a foam pad insert helps protect from impact. For more information, contact: Ergodyne, (800) 225-8238, www.ergodyne.com Three New Work Boot Lines Warson Brands announced the arrival of three "Old School Tough" work boot series to its Iron Age Footwear line. All three new lines hit the shelves January 2018. e Galvanizer series energizes welders and fabricators over long days on concrete floors, providing top-of- the-foot comfort and protection with an internal metatarsal guard. Meanwhile, the composite-toe waterproof Troweler work boot is designed with an abrasion-resistant toe guard and slip-re- sistant tread, allowing it to be used by concrete and construction workers. Finally, the Groundbreaker series is being extended with two high-heat outsole metatarsal guards for metal and smelter environments. Both the Troweler and Groundbreaker boots are 6 inches (15.2 cm) tall. For more infor- mation, contact: Warson Brands, (877) 753-2426, www.warsonbrands.com Full Line of Disposable SAR Hoods A llegro Industries is now manufac- turing an entire line of fully dispos- able supplied air respirator (SAR) hoods approved by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). ese hoods are designed with the breath- ing-down tube and head suspension completely integrated so the hood is constructed into a one-piece assembly instead of the standard three-piece construction. is design eliminates the need for decontamination of the breathing tube or replacement parts by allowing the entire hood assembly to be disposed of after contamination. A llegro's comprehensive hood family now includes disposable, fully dispos- able, and double-bib hood models. With 30 years of safety industry experi- ence, A llegro's products are backed by customer service, technical support, and fast delivery. For more informa- tion, contact: A llegro, (800) 622-3530, www.allegrosafety.com OSHA Renews Female Construction Workers Alliance e Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) recently renewed their alliance to continue promoting safe and healthful working conditions for female construction workers. e five-year alliance will focus on hazards of particular concern to women in the construction indus- try, including personal protective equipment selection, sanitation, and workplace intimidation and violence. A lliance participants will share with employers and workers information on recognizing and preventing workplace hazards in construction, as well as information on OSHA safety initia- tives. NAWIC, formed in 1955, provides educational and professional devel- opment opportunities to more than 4,000 women working in construction. For more information, contact: OSHA, (800) 321-6742, www.osha.gov Building Safety Month Announces Theme e International Code Council (ICC) announced "Building Codes Save Lives" as its 38th annual Building Safety Month theme, coming in May 2018. Building Safety Month is an interna- tional campaign held each May that raises awareness about building safety and the importance of current safety codes and the role of code officials in creating safe, sustainable structures that communities can rely on for generations to come. e event brings together the council's 64,000 members, including building construction, design, and safety professionals, with corporations, government agencies, associations, and nonprofit groups. Weekly themes include partnering with code officials; advancing communities through science and technology, protecting commu- nities from disasters; safeguarding water; and improving education and training standards. For more infor- mation, contact: ICC, (888) 422-7233, www.iccsafe.org CP

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