February 9, 2016

Supply Chain, Generational Diversity and Wearable PPE Tech.
ISEA has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories, an update to the widely-accepted standard on high-visibility safety apparel. With a few major changes and noteworthy differences, the 2015 version adds "types" to garment descriptions, combines the ANSI/ISEA 107 and 207 standards, and adds a "smallest size" offering.
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) updates Hand Protection Classification  standard, with key updates for cut-resistance testing and corresponding classification levels.

Ansell introduced the newly designed AlphaTec 58-128, the first ergonomically certified 
chemical gloveᵢ. Equipped with  Ansell ERGOFORM™ Ergonomic Design Technology, the 
light duty chemical glove maximizes worker productivity by minimizing hand fatigue and 
In an effort to strengthen its best-in-class sales support and training in the Safety industry, 
Protective Industrial Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the realignment of its outside 
sales team.
At steel mill complexes, the ambient noise levels are often high. Localized levels can 
reach 105 decibels (dBA) in areas where 6 ft circular saws cut steel beams, or even 106 
dBA near the electric arc furnaces.

Athletes are not the only ones at risk of serious brain injury. Construction workers belong
 in this high-risk group, too. Slips and falls are the number 1 cause of traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The latest application for Royal DSM NV's Dyneema fiber is a case of true glove.
Each time Anthony Harrell's children would touch his hair and hands, or hug him after 
work, they would inadvertently come in contact with the toxic metal, which is difficult to 
wash off with normal soap.
The winter season continues to create an inordinate amount of storm activity across 
North America, forcing businesses to reevaluate the priority and required functionality
 of their safety gear.
Akron Brass is a global manufacturer of safety equipment and emergency response equipment.

Amazon's ambitious plans to disrupt logistics and distribution by competing with 
shipping mainstays FedEx and UPS is something to watch this year. 
OSHA Investigating Fall Death of a General Motor Plant Worker in Ohio Ohio
OSHA says initial reports indicate the worker died from injuries received when he fell about 25 to 30 feet into a pit while performing maintenance and troubleshooting on an overhead crane.
Increased awareness and targeted interventions may help protect workers from experiencing hearing loss and/or tinnitus, according to a recent study from NIOSH.

Viz Reflectives, which was founded in 2002 and is based on Marshfield Bank in Crewe, has
 won a $600,000 order to supply its 'glow-in-the-dark' jackets, waistcoats and trousers to a 
new customer in Boston after earning global recognition for its products.

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Lydia Baugh.   For more information on policy related questions please contact Dan Glucksman at 703-525-1695.

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