January 11, 2016
As a partner, ISEA is pleased to  announce that on Dec.17, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration extended its alliance with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners by five years.

Corps Employees Go to New Heights to Protect Each Other
(Capital Safety, a 3M Company)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Operations Division personnel recently 
went to new heights to prevent accidents by completing fall and rescue protection training. 

Trends in Protective Clothing (Protective Industrial Products Inc.)Trends
The word "comfort" comes up a lot when talking about protective clothing - and for 
good reason. Industry insiders often note that without comfort, workers are less 
inclined to wear protective clothing.

Radians has just launched new patent-pending Disposable Foam Earplug Dispensers 
that are available with two of their popular Made in the USA foam plugs, the Resistor 
and Detour.
Global companies keen on cutting costs are trying to make their processes 
more efficient any way they can. 

Motion Industries, No. 6 on MDM's 2015 list of the  top 40 industrial distributors, has announced several changes, effective Jan. 1, as part of the company's organizational structure alignment.

The case can be made that people over time seem to have become blind to traditional 
yellow and orange hi viz workwear. 
For years now, safety professionals in the construction industry have been told to make the "business case" for safety.
Mallory Safety and Supply, a safety and industrial supply distributor helping companies 
create safer, healthier, and more productive workplaces, announced in late November 
that Mallory has acquired the safety distribution business of Sanderson Safety Supply Co. 
of Portland, Oregon.

The online form is one of three options that employers can use to fulfill  updated fatality 
and severe injury reporting requirements, which went into effect on January 1, 2015.

To prevent and deter crimes that put the lives and the health of workers at risk, the 
Departments of Justice and Labor have announced a plan to more effectively prosecute 
such crimes.

An OSHA Administrative Judge issued a decision a few weeks ago that could eclipse 
OSHA's 2015 pronouncements on temporary employees, ergonomics and inspection weighing process.

This version of MultiVapor includes 66 new compounds and replaces the previous 
version, which expired on Dec. 31, 2009. 

Grainger intends to combine its expertise in supply chain and eCommerce with Cromwell's 
product strength and customer relationships to accelerate growth in the core business. 

Safety equipment manufacturer JSP highlight that their 'highly distinctive' shield on the front 
of their industrial safety helmets offers reassurance to procurers and users against counterfeit products.

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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