April 27, 2015 

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Safety Industry & Member News

Congratulations to the Graduates of the April 2015 Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) ClassQSSPApril


Thirty-six safety sales and marketing professionals completed the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) course April 13-17 in Durham, NC., an intensive week of training in technical and regulatory fundamentals of workplace safety and health. 

Safety Industry & Member News
MSA Pulls Back Curtain on Breakthrough Innovations for Firefighter ProtectionMSA

At the 87th annual Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, MSA showcased three new, game changing features for its G1 SCBA. 

Trends in Instruments and Monitors (Draeger)Draeger


With the instruments and monitors industry grounded in technology, advancements are common. Here, professionals discuss what you need to know to navigate this ever-evolving industry.

How Can Wind Farm Owners Reduce the Risk of Falls? (Honeywell Safety)Farm

As the world increasingly relies on wind power, more workers are required to help build and maintain turbines. Wind power companies can protect these workers and reduce fall risks by keeping in mind the following safety tips.

Eye Protection Line (Gateway Safety)Gateway


Parallax Safety Eyewear, the most recent Temple Technology Safety Eyewear to hit the market, features a patented, dual-component temple design that helps the temple softly flex against the ear and head. 

Safety Clothing: Redesigned Cooling Vests (Ergodyne)SafetyErgo


The new cooling vests offer a honeycomb cooling pack design for increased flexibility and comfort as well as a shorter, wider vest design, resulting in improved mobility for workers.

Survey Finds Few Employees Believe Their Company is Prepared For Severe EmergencySurvey


Slips, Trips and Falls: One in five report slipping, tripping or falling at work as their biggest concern. Accidents involving slips, trips and falls send 9 million people to the hospital each year and are a leading cause of workers' compensation claims, costing an average of approximately $20,000 per accident.

AIHA Launches Formaldehyde Resource CenterAIHA


Recently, there has been growing concern regarding overexposure to formaldehyde in laminate wood flooring and other products found in homes. The first of its kind, the AIHA Formaldehyde Resource Center serves as a hub of information.

Washington Update

Coal Mine Dust Samples Indicate Compliance with Rule is Highly AchievableCoal


Eight months after implementation of the final rule to prevent black lung disease by lowering miners' exposure to harmful coal dust, sampling by mine operators and Mine Safety and Health Administration inspectors indicates that compliance with the rule's tougher requirements is highly achievable.

Injury Costs Shifting to Workers, OSHA Report ClaimsInjury


Employers are failing to protect workers from injuries, and workers who are injured bear the financial costs of those injuries due to a "broken" workers' compensation system.

Top OSH Researchers Recognized by NIOSHTop


The annual awards are an opportunity for NIOSH to honor researchers for excellence in science that informs and supports the prevention of work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. 

New OSHA Rules for Utility IndustryNew


The new standard contains a significant number of rules dealing with PPE for Arc Flash and flame situations, enclosed spaces, fall arrest, fall restraint, wood-pole fall-restriction, and work positioning protection. 

Emerging PPE & Global News

Capital Safety Awarded Top 10 SME Achiever Award (Singapore)Capital


The prestigious Singapore Top 10 SME Achiever Award was conferred upon Capital Safety (CS) by Singapore Corporate Business Group. This award further endorses the contribution of CS in promoting employee development and involvement in the workplace, and as such assist in shaping the corporate landscape of Singapore.

Draeger Wins Thames Water Portable Gas Detector AMP6 Contract (UK)Dreager


Draeger Safety UK has won a framework agreement to supply portable gas detection units, spare parts and repair and maintenance service throughout all of Thames Water geographic regions.

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