April 13, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Emergency Eyewash, Shower Standard RevisedEWS


ISEA received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014, American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment, and the update went into effect January 2015.

ISEA 2015 Executive Summit Details and RegistrationESummit


ISEA's Executive Summit will be held May 3-5, at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, TX. Presentations include discussions on distribution and market trends, customer purchasing habits, digital strategy best practices and more.

Safety Industry & Member News

Kimberly-Clark Professional and Mars Drinks to Co-Sponsor 2015 TOBY AwardsKCP

The TOBY Awards, awarded by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, recognizes excellence in commercial building management and operations each year.

Take the Road to the Emerald City (Protective Industrial Products)PIP


The American Cancer Society  (ACS) will present the Beacon of Hope Award to the Milot family and the employees of Protective Industrial Products (PIP) at the Eleventh Annual Gala of Hope. PIP will be recognized for their community volunteerism, corporate support and their effort to design the first safety eyewear for women, which was branded with the American Cancer Society's iconic pink ribbon-and a portion of proceeds donated to ACS.  

Ergodyne Refreshes Proflex Supports Line of Wrist Supports, Wraps and SleevesSupports


"This is a tried-and-true category for Ergodyne and we feel confident this update will deliver for the millions affected by painful sprains and strains each year," said president/CEO Tom Votel. "These improvements make our line bolder, more comfortable, and more tenacious."

Grainger One of Five Suppliers Honored by Wood-MizerGrainger


Sawmill manufacturer Wood-Mizer LLC has recognized five suppliers for the level of support they provided the company in 2014. Each of these companies was recognized with the annual CREST Award for being outstanding suppliers and peak performers for Wood-Mizer.

3M Respirator Wins Prestigious Red Dot Product Design AwardMMM


3M has been selected as a Red Dot "Best of the Best" Product Design 2015 award winner for its Rugged Comfort Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6500QL Series. 

ERB Safety Appoints New Regional Sales ManagerERB


Based in Wisconsin, Evin Japuntich will cultivate and grow business relationships within the North Central territory.

Protective Industrial Products (PIP) Appoints National Account ManagerPIPStaff 


Tim Kane will be joining Vice President of National Accounts Kurt Wanner's team as a National Account Manager. Tim will be responsible for HD Supply, Staples and Airgas, three very large accounts with very specific and important needs.

New Uvex HydroShield Lens Coating Delivers Revolutionary Anti-Fog and Scratch Resistance (Honeywell Safety Products)Uvex


Honeywell introduced Uvex HydroShield™ anti-fog lens coating, a groundbreaking technology that delivers up to 60 times longer fog-free protection and two times greater scratch resistance than competitive anti-fog coated products.* 

Washington Update

U.S. Fire Administration, IAFC Release Report on Safety Culture ChangeUSFire


This free report looks at fire and emergency service cultural aspects that contribute to occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities. It provides a basic understanding of the fire and emergency service culture, identifies individual and organizational behaviors that positively and negatively impact health and safety, and highlights focus areas for change by raising awareness about unsafe practices. 

CDC Highlights Prevalence of Work-Related AsthmaCDC


Wearing protective breathing masks and improving ventilation at work, as well as avoiding potential triggers at home such as dust may help patients improve their quality of life and reduce allergies.

Many NC Workers' Deaths Go UncountedNCWorkers


Dozens of North Carolina workers die each year with little or no notice from state officials. No inspector asks questions, no one demands reform, no one pays a fine. Often, that is because of narrow state and federal laws that prohibit state investigation.

Boss Challenges Worker NoncomplianceBoss


A Florida contractor has just notched his sixth and seventh sets of federal safety violations since 2012, this time drawing $184,000 in fines for willful and repeat violations at two work sites.

2 Fined for 38 Confined-Space HazardsFined


The investigation at a worksite in Fife resulted in 19 serious violations for SmartTalent LLC and 19 serious violations for Innovative Repairs LLC, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries announced

Changes in Arc Flash PPE Requirements for 2015ARC


Ensuring electrical safety program compliance with NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910.269

Emerging PPE & Global News

Why Employers Shouldn't Turn a Blind Eye to PPE (Honeywell Safety Products, UK)PPEUK


Your eyes contribute 85% of your total knowledge; they need looking after in the workplace. Regular review of training and education is necessary to complement the use of adequate eyewear.

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