In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update 
Emerging PPE & Global News
  • No Worker Left Behind: Protecting Lone Workers in the Oil and Gas Industry (Honeywell Industrial Safety)
  • Sonepar Appoints New CEO (France)
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 Manufacturing Institute launched the Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead initiative in 2012 to showcase the impact of women in manufacturing to help attract and retain the talent the industry needs to succeed.  Nominate a woman leader in manufacturing. The nomination period will close September 29, 2017.
ISEA member, Laura Kappler-Roberts, president and CEO of Kappler, Inc., is 


Globe manufactures firefighter protective clothing and boots. It has approximately 420 
employees across four U.S. locations - two protective clothing manufacturing facilities in 
Pittsfield, NH and Ada, Okla., a facility located in Auburn, Maine that specializes in firefighter footwear, and a protective clothing cleaning and repair facility in Fairfax, Va. 

The new executives will drive sales and build the distribution and sales representative 
network for CleanSpace's innovative powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) products 
throughout North America and Latin America in the welding, healthcare, mining, energy and laboratory/research industries. 

Just as the medieval knights required task-specific protection, today's worker is more of an industrial athlete requiring gear to enhance performance.


From 2011 to 2015, 804 construction workers died from struck-by injuries, more than in any 
other major industry sector. A new CPWR Quarterly Data Report examined data from the 
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, 
and other sources to understand the hazards and working environments that need to be considered to prevent struck-by fatalities and injuries. Among the major findings:

- Struck-by injuries accounted for nearly one in five construction workplace fatalities.

- Construction workers 65 years or older experienced the highest rate of struck-by 

  fatalities, while workers under 20 years had the highest rate of nonfatal struck-by 


- The majority (57%) of struck-by vehicle deaths in construction occurred in work zones.

- Highway maintenance workers had the highest rate of struck-by fatalities, while helpers

  had the highest rate of nonfatal struck-by injuries.


NIOSH lists a variety of accommodations that employers can make to create a safer and 
more conducive work environment for older employees.

The upcoming symposium, focused on the theme Work & Well-Being: How Safer, 
Healthier Work Can Enhance Well-Being, will congregate scientists and practitioners 
engaged in innovative research and programs aligned with Total Worker Health approaches.


How wireless technology and the Internet of Things can extend a company's culture of 
safety to connect and protect lone workers.

Philippe Delpech has been appointed CEO of  Sonepar , effective September 4, 2017.


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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