Protection Update is published quarterly by the  International Safety Equipment Association  and distributed on the Safety+Health  website. This newsletter is offered to Safety+Health  readers to raise awareness about the important role products play in keeping workers safe.

"This is an exciting opportunity to work with, and learn from, other industry leaders and develop products that keep employees safer in the workplace," said Tony Geng, 
President of Superior Glove.


An anti-fog face shield, fall protection for a specific job and hi-viz cooling apparel are 
among the top occupational safety and health products featured on this week.

The Board of Directors of MSA has elected Anne Herman, 54, to the 
position of Chief Customer Officer and Vice President of Global Quality. 

The Honeywell BW Clip4 provides wearable, low maintenance 4-gas detection with the 
safety of always-on simplicity. 

Cross-referencing the 200 jobs tracked in the 2016 Jobs Rated report with U.S. Bureau 
of Labor Statistics (BLS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration (OSHA) and various trade organization data, and found that the 
10 most dangerous jobs in 2016 cover different industries: healthcare, transportation, 
civil service agriculture and construction.

Employers are outfitting workers with wearable technology to track inventory, map 
routes through warehouses, monitor employee interactions, and keep truck drivers awake.

Research analysts forecast the global safety goggles and glasses market to grow at a 
CAGR of 3.66% during the period 2016-2020. 


The agency reported that an untrained production assistant was sent into a tank-like device 
called a pressure vessel furnace to perform maintenance. The worker collapsed inside the 
vessel. A second worker went after him and also lost consciousness. A third employee 
blew air into the space that allowed them to breathe.

Known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order, the new regulation is 
meant to reward good actors and punish bad ones, encouraging employers to take the 
high road if they want government money. 

The Environmental Protection Agency should use the new authorities under the amended 
Toxic Substances Control Act to protect workers and other at-risk groups, advocates say. Environmental health and union representatives urged the EPA to protect many potentially exposed and susceptible populations during meetings the EPA held Aug. 9 and 10 to 
discuss rules it must develop under the amended chemicals law. Worker safety and 
protection from exposure to industrial chemicals on the job received particular attention 
at the meetings. 
The goal is to protect hardworking men and women who rely upon respiratory 
protection, such as N95 filtering facepiece respirators, to keep them safe with every 
single use.

Investors and entrepreneurs are being encouraged to develop a technological 
solution to hearing-related workplace noise hazards which costs businesses an 
estimated $242 million annually in workers' compensation.

For more information on policy related topics, contact ISEA's Government Relations Director
Dan Glucksman  at 703-525-1695.


"Gentex Corporation is a great example of a company embracing innovation to drive its future growth and we wish it every success with its latest R&D project."

Mark Andrews, Global Product Line Manager Powered Air, Halfmask & Airline at Scott 
Safety said: "Our design intent for Duraflow was to bring to the market a reliable, durable 
powered air product at an affordable price for those currently using respirators with filters 
fitted directly to the mask (negative pressure mode)."


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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