February 16, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News

ISEA 2015 Executive Summit Details and RegistrationESummit


ISEA's Executive Summit will be held May 3-5, at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, TX. Presentations include discussions on distribution and market trends, customer purchasing habits, digital strategy best practices and more.

Workplace First Aid Kit Standard ExpandedFirstAid


The industry consensus standard on workplace first aid kits has been revised to meet the needs of more-diverse worksites, according to the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the organization responsible for the changes.

Safety Industry & Member News

PIP Expands Flame Resistant Clothing LinePIPExpands


PIP's new items include an 8 Cal Dual-Certified 7oz Button Down Work shirt, 16 Cal  Dual-Certified Jeans in Carpenter and Relaxed style  and  8 Cal Dual Certified Coverall with breakaway zipper and multiple pockets. 

Thought Leaders: How Much Money is Tied Up in Your Inventory? (Grainger)Thought


If there's one thing the Great Recession taught manufacturers, it's that there are wasted dollars hiding everywhere. According to Grainger, some of the sweetest low hanging fruit for a cost conscious company is actually in your MRO inventory, and a lack of understanding of how quickly (or slowly) this inventory turns can result in a significant number of operating dollars being tied up at any given time.

New Honeywell North Force Hard Hat Provides Additional Back-of-Head ProtectionNewHoneywell


Honeywell announced the industry's first hard hat with 24% more back-of-head coverage than standard Type I hard hats to protect workers from potentially catastrophic head injuries due to slips and falls.

New Hi-Grip Cut-Resistant Glove from MagidNewMagid


Magid, the leading manufacturer and supplier of safety solutions and personal protective equipment (PPE), has developed a new cut-resistant work glove, the CutMaster� Aramax� XT AX5100. 

Ergodyne Expands Skullerz Brand and Launches Safety GlassesSkullerz


Ergodyne announced the expansion of their Skullerz� brand to now encompass Head, Eye, and Face Protection. With this news comes the highly anticipated launch of Ergodyne's new Skullerz� Safety Glasses offering seven unique, patented models in up to 13 different lens options. 

Kimtech Science PPE Now Available in Biosafety Level Bundles (Kimberly-Clark Professional)KCP


Kimtech personal protection equipment from Kimberly-Clark Professional is now available for sale in bundles appropriate to standard laboratory Biosafety Levels (BSL) 1-3 and for use in epidemic, field-based, responses. 

Southland Industrial Supply Acquired by Northern SafetyNorthSupply


Southland Industrial Supply Inc., a distributor of industrial safety supplies, was acquired by Northern Safety Co.

Climate Change Poised to Make Infectious Disease Outbreaks More FrequentInfectious


Climate change, which is shuffling habitable zones for pathogen-carrying animals, is poised to make future outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Ebola, H1N1 and TB worse, and more frequent.

Washington Update
DOL Seeks Public Input on RegulationsDOL


The Department of Labor is turning to the public once again for suggestions on which of its existing regulations administered department-wide should be revised or repealed.

The Relationship Between Workplace Safety and Product SafetyRelationship


This division of liability between product liability, OSHA and worker's compensation creates an awkward interplay between employers and manufacturers that can result in employers who are not fully encouraged to provide a safe workplace. 

Obama's Budget: A Bigger OSHAObamaOSHA


President Barack Obama is seeking the largest boost to OSHA spending since he entered office. 

Scaffold Law Targeted for ReformScaffold


More than two dozen lawmakers have signed on to a bill that would reform the way courts assess liability for accidents on construction sites.

Fla. Firefighters in Heated Fight Over Cancer LawFirefighters


Studies on the connection between firefighting back up what Southwest Florida firefighters say is becoming more and more obvious: that fighting fires could easily mean fighting cancer at some point.

Emerging PPE & Global News

There is a Need to Increase Safety Awareness (Draeger, India)DraegerIndia


An Interview with Shreesh Nadgouda, Executive Vice President, Draeger Safety India Pvt Ltd. 

WorkSafeNB Reminds Workers to Stay Safe When Removing Snow from RooftopsWorksafe


Ensuring excessive snow loads on roofs don't accumulate to unsafe levels is a requirement under New Brunswick's Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Better Fitting and More Comfortable Head Protection SystemsBetterFitting


3D head study leads to ground-breaking research findings. In the future it will be possible for manufacturers to use the new dimensions and data about shapes and market share to develop helmets that are specifically designed for different customer groups. 

Please feel free to send me any pertinent information you would like to share in the MID, such as company events and important announcements. Be sure to let me know if you have any feedback via email: Lbaugh@safetyequipment.org.

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Lydia Baugh
Communications Director/ MID Editor
International Safety Equipment Association