April 20, 2015 

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Safety Industry & Member News

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
Radians Named Exclusive Source of DEWALT Heated JacketsRadiansHeated


"We are extremely excited about the opportunities that result from this smart technology expansion into the heated jacket market," says Bill England, Radians' President.  "Radians is a long standing partner of DEWALT's in the personal protective gear market. Adding the DEWALT Heated Jackets to our line lets Radians use our established network of authorized distributors in the industrial, hardware, and sporting goods markets to bring these high quality jackets to a wide customer base."

PIP's Latest InnovationPIPEVO


The EVOLite? Skyworker? Helmet is an extremely lightweight (under 1lb.) helmet designed for working at height that conforms to ANSI Z89.1-2014, Type I, Class C requirements, as well as the EN 12492 Mountaineering standard.

Jacksonville Firefighters Honored for Using Technology, Saving Lives in Apartment Fire (Bullard)Bullard


Engine 13, Engine 20, Engine 28, Squad 12 and Ladder 1 were inducted into Bullard's Save-A-Life Club for using thermal imaging devices to save the four survivors. The firefighters used the Bullard T3MAX Thermal Imager to locate the victims and pull them from the blaze.

High-Visibility Reflective Meets High Fashion (Safe Reflections, 3M Safety)SafeRef


When asked by 3M designers to create a new reflective application, Safe Reflections - a globally recognized leader in enhanced visibility and reflective textile technology - responded to the challenge with a large-format version of its Eclipse? 5721 heat-transfer reflective that blends wearable, high-fashion apparel with the safety of high-visibility reflective material.

Ansell Introduces New INTERCEPT Technology to Address Global Industrial Need for Cut ProtectionAnsellCut


Ansell is extending its leadership in the cut protection market with a suite of HyFlex gloves engineered with next-generation INTERCEPT Technology? yarns. INTERCEPT Technology cut resistance solutions are part of a portfolio of advanced technologies developed by Ansell, featuring an innovative new knitting technology which blends engineered, synthetic and natural fibers into high performance yarns.

Software Provider Will Co-Present With MSA Safety and Reveal Their Next Generation Sourcing and Supplier Management PlatformMSASoftware


Directworks, a leading provider of sourcing and supplier management software built exclusively for manufacturers, today announced that they will be co-presenting a session entitled "Transforming Strategic Sourcing to Support Profitable Revenue Growth" with MSA Safety, the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, at the upcoming ISM Conference in Phoenix, AZ. 


Scott Safety Firefighter Stairclimb Raises $1.9 Million for the Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyScottFire


The sold out event-one of the largest stairclimb events in the world-provided an opportunity for a record 1,925 firefighters to climb 1,311 steps and 788 vertical feet to the top of Seattle's Columbia Center Tower. Some 300 departments have been practicing for months for the challenge, which pits firefighters against one another as they race up 69 flights of stairs wearing approximately 70 pounds of protective gear and breathing apparatus.

Honeywell Announces Miller Rigid Rail Fall Arrest Systems  Honeywell


Honeywell announced new Miller?Rigid Rail Fall Arrest Systems to provide workers with exceptional mobility and fall protection while working at heights on or above vehicles or elevated machinery.

When You Like It, You Wear It (Ergodyne)Ergodyne


As manufacturers of safety products specifically designed for workers in the roughest and toughest applications, our #1 goal is always to prevent injuries and get folks home safe and sound. However, when there is an opportunity to design and develop products that not only protect workers but is also something they actually want to wear, well, that's when magic happens.

Job Outlook 2015: Survey Results Indicate Good Market for Safety ProsOutlook


"We always can measure a little bit of the market based on the demand for our interns," said Alvaro Taveira, professor and chairman of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health. "For several semesters now, we're in a situation where there are more companies looking for interns than we have students ready to take those internships.

Washington Update

Study Finds Genetic Predisposition for Noise-Induced Hearing LossNIHL


In a new genome-wide association study, an international team led by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) neuroscientists has found evidence that some people may be more genetically susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than others.

OSHA Wants Info on Cell Tower Worker HazardsCellTower


OSHA is requesting information from the public about worker safety hazards in communication tower construction and maintenance activities. The agency says the information will assist it in determining what measures to take to prevent worker injuries and fatalities.

Medical Workers Handling Hazardous Drugs May Be Putting Themselves at RiskMedical

Working with the nursing school and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Christopher Friese, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, conducted a survey in 2014 of more than 400 nurses who give Chemotherapy in Michigan, Georgia and Florida. Fewer than half of the respondents regularly wore the recommended protective equipment. Nineteen percent said that equipment is not always available at their workplaces.

Oregon State University to Lead Construction Safety Research With New FacilityOregon


In an effort to combat the risk of injury to workers in construction, Knife River Corporation and MDU Construction Services Group have joined forces with the College of Engineering at Oregon State University to develop one of the world's leading facilities for improving safety for construction workers and the general public.

Certification Standards for Closed-Circuit Escape RespiratorsCertification


Standards for the certification of closed-circuit escape respirators (CCERs) were updated in a 2012 final rule establishing Subpart O in Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 84 (42 CFR 84). In the language of that final rule, manufacturers were allowed to continue to manufacture, label, and sell respirators certified to the prior Subpart H standards until April 9, 2015.

Emerging PPE & Global News

ASSE to Host SAFETY INDIA 2015 in Mumbai, IndiaASSEIndia


The American Society of Safety Engineers, the world's oldest professional safety society, is proud to bring SAFETY INDIA 2015, a two-day professional development conference and exposition, to Mumbai, India on October 15-17, 2015.

Global Gas Detection Equipment MarketGas


This report (available for purchase) analyzes the worldwide markets for Gas Detection Equipment in U.S. dollars by the following three main types: Fixed Gas Detection Equipment, Handheld/Portable Gas Detection Equipment, and Detector Tubes. 

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