l The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) announced that a transition guide for HMIS III has been developed and is now available. The guide is a practical, clear language document created to help users of HMIS or other hazardous communication compliance programs easily adapt to HMIS III, according to the company. This tool can be downloaded, free of charge, on NPCA’s web site at www. paint.org/market.hmis.htm. More info: NPCA, (202) 462-6272 • Fax: (202) 462-8549 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (NPCA members), npca@ paint.org (general public).