August 10, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update 
ISEA Seeks Consensus Panel Participants for ANSI/ISEA 105 Standard Update on Hand Protection Selection CriteriaISEA

ISEA is in the process of updating the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard on hand protection selection criteria to reflect current technologies, applications and use and to harmonize the criteria with international standards. 
Safety Industry & Member News
3M Invests in Zephyr TechnologyZephyr
3M New Ventures, the corporate venture organization of 3M, announced today that it has invested in Zephyr Technology, a developer of real-time physiological monitoring solutions for well-being applications in healthcare, first responder, sports, military, and industrial markets.
Safety as a Value in Manufacturing: Kimberly-Clark Invited to Speak at National Conference for Government Labor OfficialsKCP
Pam Dickens, Kimberly-Clark's safety leader for the Owensboro, Ky., mill shared the company's perspective as a Star Mentor in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and how implementing a strong EHS Management System sustains a culture of safety, not only for the company but as a mentor organization for other manufacturing operations in the state.
Ergodyne announced the expansion of its Objects at Heights collection with the launch of two new  wrist lanyards - the Squids® 3114 Pull-On Wrist Lanyard (Carabiner) and Squids® 3116 Pull-On Wrist Lanyard (Buckle).
"Year after year, we are inspired and humbled by the tremendous generosity of our beloved safety community," said Tom Votel, president and CEO of Ergodyne. "There's no question that 65 Roses has become a premier safety networking event - however, at its core and most importantly, it allows us to come together and raise some money for a very worthy cause. We think that's something to feel really good about."
High-Tech Boost for York Rescue Boat (Scott Safety)Scott

YORK's Rescue Boat has been given new high tech equipment which could help it swiftly find people who have gone in to York's River Ouse.
Avon Bolsters Defense Unit With AcquisitionAvon

"The addition of Hudstar's technology and expertise in electronics adds to Avon's capability and will, in addition to providing short-term savings, provide longer-term product development opportunities in this key technology area," said CEO Peter Slabbert.
Washington Update
The federal government is proposing a new standard that would dramatically lower workplace exposure to beryllium, a widely used material that can cause devastating lung diseases. The proposal would apply to an estimated 35,000 workers covered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
ASSE to Host Construction Safety Symposium in New Orleans This FallASSE

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is hosting a two-day Construction Safety Symposium featuring industry experts discussing the latest safety practices, innovation and risk management thinking from November 12-13, 2015 in New Orleans.
MSHA Announces Outreach Meetings on Phase II of Respirable Coal Dust RuleMSHA

As the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) gears up for implementation of Phase II of its final rule to lower miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust in underground and surface coal mines, the agency announced that it will hold a series of stakeholder outreach meetings for the coal mining industry. 
Emerging PPE & Global News
Industrial Hearing-Loss Cases Increase by 14% (UK)Hearing
Recent statistics from the UK's Health and Safety Executive, and recent information obtained by The Mail on Sunday, have shown a rise in industrial deafness cases.
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