February 2, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update

Public Review Comments Being Accepted on Proposed Update to Eye and Face Protection DevicesPublic


Members of the public and interested stakeholders are invited to provide comment on a proposed update to ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010, American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices.

Capitol Hill Visits with ISEACapitolHill


Wednesday, February 11 is ISEA's Government Relations Day. ISEA Board members, and ISEA staff will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their aides, to discuss industry issues and how they impact PPE manufacturers.


2015 Topics: Tort Reform, Regulatory Reform, and Increased Support for NIOSH NPPTL's role within CDC.


For more information please contact Dan Glucksman via email at dglucksman@safetyequipment.org or 703-525-1695.

Safety Industry & Member News

Gateway Safety Receives AwardGateway


The PPE supplier was awarded President's Club Recognition by the Industrial Buyers Group.

Respiratory Protection in Extreme H2S Environments (Draeger Safety)Draeger


Some manufacturers have performed additional testing on their breathing apparatuses to see if they still protect at higher levels. If they have, ensure the testing was based on a Simulated Workplace Protection Factor (SWPF). 

New Re-Designed DBI-SALA No Worries Double Stop Descenders (Capital Safety)DBISALA


Capital Safety has announced the launch of their new re-designed DBI-SALA No Worries Double Stop Descenders. Belonging to the Rollgliss Technical Rescue range of products, the descenders have been upgraded for improved performance and tested to multiple standards to increase the descenders certification and use criteria. 

Watch What You Wear (Gateway Safety, Honeywell Safety, Magid Glove and Safety)Watch


Studies show that only 60 percent of the 20 million employees required to wear eye and face protection actually comply. The consequence to this is an increase in eye injuries and their associated human and economic costs. 

 Arc-Rated Base-Layer Shirts AR Defense (Magid Glove and Safety)MagidFR


Magid introduced its AR Defense™ Flame-Resistant (FR) and Arc-Rated (AR) base-layer shirts. These relaxed fit, base-layer shirts comply with the US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for workplace safety.

Gloves That Fit the Worker and the JobWorker


It's a powerful fact, reinforced by Bureau of Labor Statistics data: Hand injuries trail only back problems in terms of frequency in the workplace. Further, OSHA records show that 70 percent of hand injuries were suffered by workers who were not wearing gloves, while the hand protection worn by the remaining 30 percent was inadequate.

Lack of Safety Training, Experience Blamed for Rise in Work FatalitiesLackof


A lack of attention paid to safe work practices and training, as well as a younger and newer workforce in manufacturing and construction have led to a rise in deadly industrial work accidents in Ohio, according to OSHA.

Washington Update

OSHA Proposes $511K in Fines for Fastrack Following FatalityDeadly


After a 22-year-old apprentice fell to his death, a structural steel subcontractor faces $511,000 in penalties-accused not only of failing to provide fall protection, but also of allowing workers to climb on lifts.

ARA, TFI, EPA, OSHA Form Alliance on FertilizerFertilizer


The goal of the alliance is to improve communication between agricultural retailers and first responders regarding workplace hazards and the safe handling of fertilizers. The alliance will leverage trade association networks and the regulatory agencies expertise.

Bedford Hills School Roofer Faces $113K FineBedford


The company's alleged violations included not providing workers with fall protection gear or ineffective gear. In some cases the workers allegedly used an aerial lift ranging from 16 to 25 feet with no protection.

Emerging PPE & Global News

Hard-Hat Detection for Construction Safety VisualizationHardHat


This study developed and tested a hard-hat detection tool that uses image-processing techniques to identify whether workers are wearing hard hats. The tool dispatches warning messages if the workers do not use hard hats.

Industrial Safety Seminar (Western Canada)WesternCanada


The Feb. 2-4 event will feature 24 educational sessions, as well as one of the largest trade shows of safety equipment and services in Western Canada with 105 display booths.

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