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COATINGSPRO SAFETY 2018 3 Letters to the editor are always welcome. We reser ve the r ight to edit for space considerations. E-mail responses may be sent to Or mail to: Editor, CoatingsPro Magazine, 4501 Mission Bay Dr ive, Ste. 2G, San Diego, C A 92109 Beneath the Surface CoatingsPro is published six times per year with one special issue annually for a total of seven for free to qualified subscribers by NACE International, 4501 Mission Bay Dr, Suite 2G, San Diego, CA 92109. Postmaster please send address changes to PO Box 334, Stafford TX 77497. © All contents copyright 2018 by NACE International. This publication allows its authors the fullest latitude in expressing opinions on controversial subjects so that its readers will be better informed. The views and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of this publication. There is no warranty as to the legality, completeness or accuracy of the information contained herein. Reproduction in whole or in part of any part of this publication without the prior written consent of the publisher is prohibited. Editorial contributions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to use materials at his discretion, and reserves the right to edit material to meet the publication's requirements. Contributor's act of sending a contribution shall constitute an express warranty that the material is original and does not infringe on the rights of others, and that the publisher is granted every right to reproduce said material. Group Publisher Bill Wageneck,, +1 281-228-6441 Associate Publisher Eliina Lizarraga Editor Stephanie Marie Chizik Technical Editor Malcolm McNeil Contributing Editor Jack Innis Contributors Amy K. Harper, Stanford T. Liang Staff Writer Ben DuBose Copy Editors Julie Berr y, Robin Cheslock Editorial Advisory Group Daniel Ash (Flowcrete Group Ltd.), Robert Nash, Jr. (Greener Blast Technologies, Inc.), Branwyn Rhodes (BrandSafway), David Welte (GreenPROChicago, Inc.), Roland A. Vierra (FLOORING FORENSICS Inc.) Art Director Rey Galza Product Manager, Electronic Media Husna Miskinyar ADVERTISING SALES Sales Manager Diane Gross, +1 281-228-6446 Account Executive Jody Lovsness, +1 281-228-6257 Account Executive Daniel Vincent, +1 7 70-437-0861 Account Executive Eric Freer, +1 281-228-6292 Advertising Coordinator Brenda Nitz, +1 281-228-6219 DIRECT LETTERS, EDITORIAL QUERIES, COMMENTS, AND PHOTOS TO: CoatingsPro Magazine 4501 Mission Bay Dr., Ste. 2G San Diego, C A 92109 (858) 768-0828 ON THE COVER Choosing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) can be crucial for many coatings-related tasks, such as blasting. —Photo courtesy of Bullard Stephanie Marie Chizik Editor Small Talk No More T here has been a lot of talk about safety recently. (is should be a permanent topic in the industry, but that isn't always the case.) Fall protection, beryllium, silica, marijuana, labor, recordkeeping, and reporting. ose were just a few of the safety-related topics that I heard being discussed at various trade shows this past winter. Every coatings contractor seems to be affected by at least one — if not all — of these topics! It's an interesting time to be in the industry, for sure. But I think that's probably always the case. People who are passionate about what they do and how they do it create an exciting industry. Choose Your Own Adventure Right now, there's a lot to discuss, and with the changes going on in the United States administration as well as infor- mation coming from all sides of the table, it can get overwhelming. at's where we come in. We aim to give you a good variety of information so that you can make your own decisions. Decide which personal protective equipment (PPE) is best for your project and crew. Pick which blast media makes the most sense for you. Heck, we even let you decide if you want to read CoatingsPro online or in print! Regardless of what you choose, this year's supplement includes infor- mation on all things safety. As always, our safety roundup shares an overview of best practices and new solutions in the head and face, hand, hearing, apparel, respiratory, and at height protection as well as safety-related testing tools. You can find that article on page 4. We've also included an article from long-time CoatingsPro contributor, Stanford Liang. He's given an overview of Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) new beryl- lium standard for general industry. Are you ready for the new standard? Get a good overview on page 22 for that. Finally, the National Safety Council has shared some informa- tion with CoatingsPro on a new study regarding a prequalification process for contractors. at study shares some interesting insights on safety on page 18. Focus on Safety We always say that safety should be first in the coatings industry, but frankly it should really be first, middle, and last. Safety should be a main focus at all times, so whether you're brand new to the coatings industry or you're just looking for a reminder, hopefully this supplement will keep you on the straight and narrow for safety.

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