View the 2016 report, highlighting ISEA's milestones and achievements, and future goals for the association.

The 2016 ISEA Fall Meeting kicked-off on November 30, with a full-day of product group and committee sessions focusing on new standards development and strategies for industry growth and sustainability. At the Annual Awards Dinner, ISEA honored James R. Thornton, Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, with the Distinguished Service Award.


Protective Industrial Products Acquires Century Glove 

Protective Industrial Products (PIP) announces acquisition of Century Glove, Inc.

When it comes to improving occupational safety and reducing the costs that workplace 
risks present, organizations often want to know how insurance carriers measure those risks, according to Don Tolbert, a speaker at the International Safety Equipment Association's fall meeting in Alexandria, Va.

We are seeing an accelerating trend towards connected safety solutions. It is forecast that 
there will be 50 billion connected products by 2020 and personal protective equipment will 
be a key part of this growth.

RKA to provide sales, service, support for customers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin.

"The concept of 'cool drives compliance' applies to all workers," said Tom Votel, president 
and CEO, Ergodyne. "We aspire to design eye protection that gets the job done but looks 
nothing like a pair of staid old safety glasses."

Why Hearing Loss May Be on the Decline
Compared with years ago, fewer people have industrial jobs that expose them to constant 
noise. Plus, workers now have more regulations, education and safety equipment to protect 
their hearing.

Although the availability of flame-resistant (FR) clothing has increased in the past ten years, 
the rate of non-fatal injuries due to arc flash and burns has remained steady.

On August 1, 2016, NIOSH,  OSHA, and  MSHA issued a challenge to inventors and 
entrepreneurs with the dual goals of inspiring creative ideas and raising business awareness 
of the market for workplace safety innovation. 

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


The technology will help to measure risk for injuries, and redesign  certain jobs in the 

The new aramid fabric is expected to meet the growing demand for extra-maneuverable 
clothing for volunteer fire corps.


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For policy related questions, please contact Dan Glucksman  at 703-525-1695.

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