April 6, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
OSHA Updates Eye, Face Protection in Proposed RuleOshaUpdate


The updated standard represents a dramatic change in the way the standard is organized, according to the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), which developed it.

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

DuPont Protection Technologies Announces Launch of DuPont  SafeSPEC for NomexDuPont


DuPont announced the launch of the latest version of DuPont SafeSPEC, its suite of online interactive product selector tools. 

Grainger Introduces Badge for Exclusive ProductsGrainger


Grainger has announced the Grainger Choice SM badge, which enables customers to quickly identify the right Grainger exclusive branded products to fit their needs.

Radians Launches New Line of DEWALT High Visibility GearRadiansDewalt


The new DEWALT line includes Class 2 FR Vests, sporty performance T-shirts, and Class 2 Vests that satisfy a variety of work applications and operating budgets.

Radians Continues USA Manufacturing Expansion With Acquisition of VisionAid RadiansVisionAid


MEMPHIS, TN-April 6, 2015- Radians, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high performance Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), announced today that it has acquired Massachusetts-based VisionAid, Inc.  VisionAid manufactures SideShields, portable emergency eyewash stations, and lens cleaning products with a variety of custom packaging options.


According to Radians' CEO, Mike Tutor, "The acquisition of VisionAid allows Radians to continue building our manufacturing operations in the United States, just as our acquisition of Carolina Safety Sport did over three years ago for our high visibility clothing line. Expanding our U.S. manufacturing operations enables Radians to be a better supply chain partner because of reduced lead times as well as having better quality control over processes and product," stated Tutor. In addition to amplifying Radians' USA manufacturing operations, the acquisition allows for customizing lens cleaning products with a customer's logo and name, and also provides Radians with additional injection molding capabilities.


The VisionAid management team will remain the same, and VisionAid will continue operating from its current facility in Wareham, Massachusetts, where orders will be entered and shipped by VisionAid employees.


Daniel McCarthy, President of VisionAid, stated, "The collective strength of the Radians sales and marketing team will help to drive additional growth of our products and open up new markets in the industrial and retail channels."


For more information about VisionAid and its eye care products and accessories, please visit www.VisionAidInc.com. For more information about Radians comprehensive line of quality PPE, please visit www.Radians.com or call 1-877-RADIANS.

Ergodyne Introduces New Dry Evaporative Cooling VestErgodyne


Providing a unique heat-stress solution, this new vest employs patented, dry evaporative technology, which keeps workers cool and dry in hot environments.

Introducing New Bifocal Safety Eyewear with Swap MAG (Gateway Safety)Gateway


Gateway Safety's popular dual solution, glasses-to-goggles safety eyewear now available with bifocal magnification.

Resilient: That's the U.S. PPE Market (MSA Safety, Grainger, Fastenal)Resilient


If "all the workers" have been replaced by automation, robots, ecommerce, Wal-Mart greeters and cheap service industry jobs, who is left to wear gloves, respirators, hard hats, work boots and fall protection?

Washington Update
1M+ Construction Workers UnauthorizedConstructionM


At least one in five U.S. roofers, drywall installers, painters and masons currently comes from the ranks of unauthorized immigrants, a new analysis shows.

Feds to Look Harder at Cell Carriers When Tower Climbers DieFeds


OSHA will systematically track who subcontractors were working for when accidents occur on cell tower sites.

NIOSH, Partnership Promote Practices to Control Silica Exposures during Asphalt Pavement MillingNIOSH


NIOSH has teamed up with an array of industry stakeholders, heavy/highway construction contractors, labor organizations, equipment manufacturers, and government officials, to identify solutions.

USGBC LEED Adds Construction Safety-Related CreditUSGBC


According to NIOSH, the PTD pilot credit will help reduce illnesses and injuries by supporting high-performance, cost-effective employee safety and health outcomes across the building life cycle.

What Michaels Said to OSHA EmployeesMichaels


Agency head reviews achievements and challenges at "all-hands" meeting.

Emerging PPE & Global News

Capital Safety Releases Portable Indoor and Outdoor Safer Access Systems (Australia)Capital


The two new DBI-SALA access products in the FlexiGuard Engineered Systems range include the Engineered Modular Unit (EMU) and the SafRig, with the two fall protection systems providing an overhead anchorage point anywhere that fall protection is needed with 360? mobility.
Tyco Participates in the 15th China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (Scott Safety)Scott


The oil and gas industry is a critical segment of China's energy development strategy but is one that is exposed to risks such as fires and explosions. The industry requires security systems to ensure its viability for long-term development.

Review Panel for PAS 10412 Intelligent Clothing-Active High Visibility Clothing-Specification (UK)BSI


PAS (Publicly Available Specification) is a sponsored, fast-track, consensus-building informal standard that is produced by the UK national standards body, BSI Standards Limited. The development of PAS 10412 has been sponsored by the Taiwan Textile Research Institute.  This PAS is for use by manufacturers of active high visibility clothing.

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