February 9, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update

Updated Standard, User Guide Helps Ensure Proper Use, Selection of Emergency Eyewash, Shower EWS


The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014, American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment. 

(ISHN announcement) 

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.

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

Milot Family and PIP Employees to be Honored by American Cancer SocietyPIP


The American Cancer Society (ACS) will honor the Milot family and Protective Industrial Products (PIP) employees at its annual Gala of Hope on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs.

Capital Safety Products and Educational Services Available for Leading Edge and Sharp Edge ApplicationsCapital


"Many personal fall arrest systems rely on lifeline materials to perform in less than ideal conditions," said Craig Firl, North American Technical Manager, Capital Safety. "But unless the fall protection system is designed for applications where the lifeline could make contact with a sharp edge, the results could be catastrophic."

Safety Showers - Making the Right Choices (Hughes Safety Showers)Hughes


Emergency safety showers provide the first line of defense in the event of a chemical spillage. 

Safety Products: Aluminum Climber with Nylon Straps, from BuckinghamBuckingham


The BuckAlloy Aluminum climbers features Buckingham's new Patent Pending GRiP (Gaff Ridge Position) technology that keeps the gaff pointed toward the heart of the pole, which aids in preventing cutouts, allows for a better, more comfortable setting of the foot and arch, and allows optimum gaff placement on the pole and promotes ease of climbing.

Ergodyne Adds Topped Parts Pouch to Tool Storage LineErgodyne


Ergodyne recently announced the launch of their newest Arsenal Tool Storage creation: the Arsenal Topped Parts Pouch in canvas (5528) and tarpaulin (5538). 

Nurses Donate to Medical Corps to Fight Ebola in West Africa (Kappler, Inc.)Kappler


Part of that effort also included a donation RNRN/NNU arranged in September of 1,000 Hazmat special protective suits from Kappler Incorporated, an Alabama-based garment manufacturer, for nurses, doctors, and other health workers working in West Africa.

DXP: DXPeople are ExpertsDXP


Passion and expertise are what catapults a company to success. Spend some time with the experts at DXP, and you will soon find out why they are a billion dollar company.

Washington Update

Ebola and Other Infectious DiseasesEbolatraining


Are healthcare workers prepared and trained? Free training through special funding from the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium.  

Disneyland Warned of Pandemic Possibility 5 Years Ago; Measles Spread Tightens UCI RulesDisneyland


A little more than five years ago, two University of Minnesota professors prepared a report that suggested Disneyland could be a potential amplifier for infectious diseases, a notion one of the academics claims drew objections from the entertainment giant.

OSHA Officials: Workplace Fatalities Rising in OhioOSHAOhio


Workplace fatalities have been rising in Ohio, and federal officials cite lack of attention to safe work practices and training and the existence of younger and newer manufacturing and construction work-forces.

Vigilance Important for Safety in the WorkplaceVigilance


Dale Rothenberger, a safety consultant for Zee Medical, made a presentation on how a business owner can improve safety performance in the workplace to the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. "How to get business owners and senior executives' attention is to talk to them where it hurts? Their pocketbook," he said.

10 Essential Elements of a Safe WorkplaceElements


Every person who leaves for work in the morning in good health should expect to return home at night in good health. That did not happen for over 117,000 Michiganders in 2013.

Emerging PPE & Global News

Miller QuickPick Rescue Kits (Honeywell Safety)Miller


The Miller QuickPick Rescue Kits are designed to deliver peace of mind during unexpected and stressful peer-rescue situations involving those working at height.

PPE Vending Machines Help Companies 'Plan the Unplanned' (Grainger)Grainger


Vending machines for personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, safety glasses and respirators, are becoming more and more common in companies across the country, according to executives at Acklands-Grainger's "The Works," Canada's largest maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and safety show in Vancouver.

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