February 29, 2016

Forty sales and marketing professionals from safety distributor Airgas, Inc. have earned the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) designation from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA).

According to Economist Brian Beaulieu, companies should be thinking now about how to scale up for and accommodate this expansion. Brian returns to the Executive Summit to provide the audience with a domestic and global perspective on how to forecast, plan and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis.  Register Now!

Safe-in-Sound Award Winners (3M)safesound

The objectives of this award are to recognize organizations that document measurable 
achievements in hearing loss prevention programs, and to obtain and disseminate information 
on their real world successes.

"Many PPE manufacturers claim they have a line of women's safety products by adding a
 few pink temples onto their standard safety glasses and calling it a day," says Marketing 
Manager Katie Mielcarek. "Here at Gateway Safety, we are thinking 'outside the box' to 
develop a better selection of options in eye protection for women. Men have a huge number
 of styles to choose from...so should women."

ArcWear, Kinectrics, BTTG, and SEI have partnered to offer new services under FlashCert: streamlined testing and certification for flame resistant clothing and PPE in the US and EU.

Employers increasingly are recognizing the impact workplace health and safety management 
can have on organizational productivity, worker safety and well being, morale, 
risk management and operational costs.

to NIOSH Some
Some N95 respirators are resistant to fluid penetration, potentially increasing the
amount of respirator options that could protect health care workers from occupational 
exposures during emergencies such as influenza outbreaks, according to a study from

Safety pros can take steps to protect workers from occupational hearing loss.

In the February 9, 2016 budget request, the administration proposes that OSHA receive
$595 million in FY 2017, which would be an 8% increase over the agency's 2016 budget 
and that MSHA receive $397.3 million for FY 2017, which would be a $21 million increase
from 2016.  

Kevin Clough said that during his time as a mining manager at mines in NSW and 
Queensland, he knew of some workers who did not wear appropriate personal protective 
equipment to protect against inhaling coal dust.

Send company events and important announcements to include in the MID to 
Lydia Baugh.   For more information on policy related questions please contact Dan Glucksman at 703-525-1695.

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