August 25, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update 
It's hard to go anywhere these days without seeing people with smartphones - and safety professionals have noticed this, too. So will safety training of the future involve a touch screen?
ISEA applauds OSHA for the publication of its InfoSheet  "Health Effects from Contaminated Water in Eyewash Stations." This document details the importance of regular maintenance of emergency eyewashes to prevent buildup of infectious organisms, including  acanthamoeba, pseudomonas and Legionella
Safety Industry & Member News
Terex Material Handling is a registered specifier, supplier and installer of Latchways' comprehensive range of fall protection and working at height products.
Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP) is pleased to announce it has recently broken ground on a multimillion dollar expansion of its PRI Industries, Inc. (PRI) manufacturing facility in Chaska, MN.
Ergodyne refreshed and enhanced their ProFlex Supports line, and new personal protective equipment products by Honeywell.
The 2015 edition of the National Fire Protection Association 70E standard presents two methods for selecting the correct personal protective equipment when working inside the arc flash boundary. How do I determine what method to use?
Bunzl Adds Chicago PPE Distributor Among Acquisitions, Reports 6-Month Salesbunzl
Bunzl acquired Steiner Industries Inc., a personal protection equipment distribution business based in Chicago which is principally engaged in the sale of safety gloves and work-wear to distributors in the U.S., who supply the welding and industrial sectors. The majority of products sold are own label. Revenue in the year ended Nov. 30, 2014 was $17.9 million.
Washington Update
Roofing Contractor Sentenced to 3 Years Probation for Lying to OSHA Inspectors After Workers Were Seriously Injured Due to Lack of Fall Protectionroofing
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged Marcus Borden with making false statements and lying to U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspectors. 
U.S. Construction Companies and Manager Face Fines of Nearly $2 Millionfines
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) has cited a construction company and its manager for asbestos-related violations and imposed fines of almost $2 million.  Safety regulators are increasingly taking asbestos violations very seriously.
With Several New Rules and an Inspection Directive, OSHA Makes its Voice Hearddirective
OSHA has had a busy year passing several new rules, many of which will affect healthcare. While many citations issued by OSHA fall under the general duty clause, these new rules-some already passed and others under review-may give inspectors specific ammunition to work with when citing workplaces for hazards. 
MSHA: Respirable Coal Dust Rule Reforms EffectiveMSHA
One year after a  respirable coal dust rule went into effect, sampling results are showing that mines are complying with reforms and better protecting coal miners from  black lung disease, the Mine Safety and Health Administration recently announced.
New NIOSH Study Points to Lead Exposure During E-Scrap Recyclingscrap
According to a new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), recycling of used electronics (E-scrap) is an emerging area of concern as a source of occupational exposures among workers and a source of take-home exposures.
Emerging PPE & Global News
Brockville 3M Plant Gets $549K Boost brockville
The Brockville 3M team is developing new technology that will improve the performance of cartridges used in full- and half-face respiratory protection that shields workers from harmful airborne contaminants.
Essex Firefighters to be Issued With New Thermal Imaging Cameras (Scott Safety)essex
The 80 cameras from Scott Safety will allow firefighters to search for people trapped in smoke-filled rooms as well as finding hot-spots in a fire which could be hidden behind a wall or in a roof space.
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