In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update 
Emerging PPE & Global News
  • Aiming High - and Aiming Safely (3M, MSA Safety and Honeywell)
The PPE Trade Conference on October 18, 2017 at A+A, will focus on the competitive landscape in PPE distribution due to new market entries of non-traditional PPE suppliers, such as general industrial distributors and online businesses. The conference will include the following topics of interest: Digital readiness, Amazon Business and its current business strategy, the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425, and best practices for manufacturers and distributors to interface their business processes. 


"The Trade-in, Trade-up program was created to help make the most current safety 
equipment even more accessible to workers. We want everyone to benefit from equipment 
that brings the latest safety technology to workers at height," said Andrew P. Johnson, 
marketing manager for U.S. 3M Fall Protection.

Why is Amazon Business ( selling safety products along with 
many other industrial supplies?

The InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB), provides recommendations on selection and use of PPE and  decontamination products for first 
responders against exposure hazards to synthetic opioids, including fentanyl and fentanyl analogues.

Despite an increase in  sharps injuries and exposure to blood and bodily fluids, many 
health care workers are not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment,  recent 
data from the  International Safety Center shows.

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation estimates that 40,000 Americans die from interstitial 
lung disease (ILD)  each year.

If the proponents of behavior-based safety and human and organizational performance 
quit debating and started cooperating, the result would be a much more holistic approach 
to safety.


Firefighting is among the most dangerous occupations for many reasons, but firefighters 
also can face increased long-term health risks due to exposure to a variety of hazardous substances on the job.

The report provides a highlighted list of contributions made from 2006 to 2016 across industry sectors.  Recommendations impact manufacturers, trade associations and others. 
NIOSH research to improve the design and fit of PPE informs manufacturers of respirators 
for healthcare workersgear for firefighters and fall protection harnesses for construction 

The complete range of innovations in fall protection on the PPE market can soon be viewed 
at A+A, the leading trade fair and convention on occupational health and safety, which 
takes place from 17-20 October in Düsseldorf.


Send company events and important announcements to include in the MID to  Lydia Baugh.  
For policy related questions, please contact Dan Glucksman  at 703-525-1695.

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