DHi Photoluminescent Safety Paint Now Approved for New York City Buildings

Defense Holdings Inc. (DHi) announced that the New York City Department of Buildings has formally granted a Materials and Equipment Acceptance (MEA) number to the company's  AfterGlo(TM) High-Performance Photoluminescent Green safety paint. Now owners of Class E office buildings in New York have an attractive, cost-effective, easy-to-apply alternative to tape-based photoluminescent (PL) safety products currently in use on stairs and stairwell landings. These were initially the only approved products available to address updated building safety requirements mandated by Local Law 26 in 2006.

DHi's High-Performance Photoluminescent Green paint is a PL Safety Solution for challenging building environments, including walls and stairwells that exhibit highly worn or irregular surface conditions. DHi's AfterGlo(TM) paint can be brushed or rolled directly on concrete, wood, metal or painted surfaces. It can be used on floors as well as vertical surfaces such as door trims. It's a tough, abrasion-resistant acrylic polymer coating that resists wear and tear.

Application is simple and when the job is done, it is easy to clean both brushes and accidental spills with soap and water when the paint is still wet. When properly cured, the coating can be washed with standard household and institutional cleaners and a stiff-bristle brush.

For building owners concerned with the environment, DHi's PL paint charges with existing ambient light; it requires no additional electricity and doesn't require electric power to operate. It's a green solution for emergency stairwell safety, fully compliant with Local Law 26.

The New York City Department of Buildings MEA division regulates materials and equipment requiring the Departments acceptance, including manufactured items affecting public safety, health and welfare that are usually considered a permanent part of a building. The new MEA number for DHi's AfterGlo High-Performance Photoluminescent Green paint is MEA 387-07-M.

Download Center

  • Safety Metrics Guide

    Is your company leveraging its safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace? With so much data available, where do you start? This downloadable guide will give you insight on helpful key performance indicators (KPIs) you should track for your safety program.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • A Guide to Practicing “New Safety”

    Learn from safety professionals from around the world as they share their perspectives on various “new views” of safety, including Safety Differently, Safety-II, No Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), Resilience Engineering, and more in this helpful guide.

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • EHS Software Buyer's Guide

    Learn the keys to staying organized, staying sharp, and staying one step ahead on all things safety. This buyer’s guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that best suits your company’s needs.

  • Vector Solutions

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - May 2022

    May 2022

    Featuring:

    • WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
      How Wearable Technology is Transforming Safety and the Industrial Workplace
    • TRAINING: CONFINED SPACES
      Five Tips to Improve Safety in Confined Spaces
    • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
      Monitor for Asbestos to Help Save Lives
    • PPE: FALL PROTECTION
      Fall Protection Can Be Surprising
    View This Issue