Smith Optics Launches Limited Edition Olympic Gear

first_img 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking Editors’ Recommendations With the official kickoff to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games just a short couple of days away, athletes are descending on Olympic venues and fine tuning their pre-Games rituals. Our friends at Smith Optics have more than a few sponsored athletes heading to the Games this year and because of this, they came up with a unique way to celebrate some of our favorite sports. They’ve teamed up with famed artists from Bicicleta Sem Freio, a street art collective known for their vibrant mural style, to create a very limited collection of sunglasses, apparel, and bicycle helmets.Related: How a Crash Helped Taylor Phinney Get to RioComprised of artists Douglas Castro, Victor Rocha, and Renato Reno, Bicicleta Sem Freio (literally: Bicycle Without Brakes) is known for their street art all over the world, as well as immensely colorful – almost psychedelic – imagery that has been used by brands like Nike, Sony, Levi’s and MTV. Their limited edition artwork will officially be unveiled at the games this weekend, and a limited amount will be available to the public later this month.Overtake HelmetThe Overtake’s sharp angular design lends itself well to Bicicleta’s bright, manic style. Underneath that paint job though, Smith’s AEROCORE design features both Koroyd safety material and a full MIPS liner. It is one of the lightest helmets available for road cyclists and the most ventilated. Expect to see this one on the podium at the cycling road races on August 6th in Rio.Related: Olympic Sailor Luke Ramsey On His Career and StylePivLock Arena MaxSmith’s Arena Max sunglasses were built for speed. The over sized single lens blends protection and comfort. They also have a hydrophobic coating, allowing them to stay sweat and fog free when you’re working hard. If you’re lucky enough to snag a pair of these limited editions sunglasses, you’ll have a functional piece of commemorative art that will help you look and ride faster. 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider A Brief History of Aviator Sunglasses and Our 5 Favorite Pairs Right Now The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventurelast_img read more

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IMO Noise Code Becomes Mandatory from July 2014

first_imgzoom On 1st July 2014, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) will be amended to make the ‘Code on Noise Levels Onboard Ships’ mandatory for new vessels.IMO recognizes that high noise levels onboard ships could affect seafarers’ health and impair the safety of the ship. The purpose of the Code therefore is to limit noise levels and to reduce seafarers’ exposure to noise.Managements ResponsibilitiesWhilst it will become mandatory from 1st July 2014 for new vessels, all vessel owners and managers are encouraged to review their responsibilities in relation to this code. The key responsibilities are listed here:– To provide instruction in the hazard of noise exposure and the risk of hearing loss at initial employment and periodically thereafter.– Provide warning signs at all entrances to spaces exceeding a noise level of 85dB(A), entry to such areas is to be controlled.– Where hand tools, galley equipment or other portable equipment exceeds 85dB(A) in normal working conditions warning information needs to be provided.– Provide effective hearing protection on an individual basis.– Provide a Hearing Conservation Plan for seafarers exposed to high levels of noise and that no expense is incurred by the seafarer.Noise Awareness PosterMaritime Progress has for many years produced a range of posters designed to assist management in bringing safety and operational issues to the attention of marine personnel.Poster 1072 – “Control of Noise” forms part of the popular “ISM Safety Works”, series of posters which have been continually developed by Maritime Progress since the company’s inception in 1985.The poster has been developed to assist management in bringing the attention of the crew to this important subject and is available from Maritime Progress stockists now.Original Legislatively Correct ProductsThe popularity of Maritime Progress posters has encouraged some producers to make illegal copies and has lead to inaccurate and unaccountable information being displayed to crew onboard ship. Seafarers are strongly recommended to deal only with recognised Maritime Progress distributors for the supply of ISM SafetyWORKS posters and manuals.Maritime Progress, April 9, 2014last_img read more

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