January 12, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is looking for people outside of the association to help review revisions to the voluntary consensus standard, ANSI/ISEA 107-2010, the American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear. 

Dan Shipp said companies that make PPE needed by healthcare workers were expanding capacity in response to global demand long before Ebola became a household word in the U.S.

Safety Industry & Member News

Magid Introduces a Groundbreaking Cut-Protection Work GloveMagid

Magid, the leading manufacturer and supplier of safety solutions and personal protective equipment (PPE), introduced an ultra-lightweight, highly cut-resistant work glove, the D-ROC GPD800. The groundbreaking GPD800 is the first glove ever to achieve ANSI Cut Level 5 using a lightweight 13-gauge knit shell.

New Universal Gas Detector Introduced (Scott Safety)Scott


Scott Safety, has announced the launch of the Meridian fixed gas detector - the next generation gas detection platform. A universal gas detector, Meridian is ATEX approved and designed to support a full range of toxic as well as combustible sensors.

Radians Makes Strategic ConsolidationRadians


Radians, Inc., announced that they will break ground this spring on an 80,000 square foot expansion of their existing Memphis operations where they recently installed state-of-the-art warehouse automation equipment.

How Companies are Reducing Legal Expenses by Working Smarter (MSA Safety)HowCompanies


When it wanted to cut expenses, MSA Safety Inc.'s legal department took its cue from a continuous improvement initiative adopted a few years ago by the Cranberry-based maker of products to protect people in hazardous or life-threatening situations. 

Coming Up on the Abstract AIMEE Show (3M Safety)ComingUp


In this interview with 3M, we will be talking about the importance of adequate eye-protection for the gun owner as well as the everyday survivalist.

Lineman Safety: Coil Hard Hat Lanyards Added to Squids Tool Lanyard Line (Ergodyne)Lineman


Ergodyne announced the expansion of their Squids Tool Lanyard Line to include two new coil hard hat lanyards: Squids 3157 Coil Hard Hat Lanyard with Buckle and Squids� 3158 Coil Hard Hat Lanyard with Clamp. 

Washington Update
Body of Worker Trapped in Bucks County Silo Collapse FoundBodyFound


An OSHA spokeswoman in Philadelphia confirmed there were three prior inspections at the North Radcliffe Street property; two inspections were initiated in 2004 and the result was in-compliance inspections.

Ohio Contractor Again Exposes Roofers to Fall HazardsOhio


In the past eight years, Proframing Contractors Inc. was cited for 10 violations when it allowed employees to work on roofs without fall protection and then refused to pay the majority of its associated penalties from OSHA.

OSHA Cites MFG Chemical Inc. After One Fatality and Two InjuriesOSHACites


According to a news release from OSHA, An MFG Chemical Inc. worker died after hazardous chemical vapors released from an over pressurized reactor burned his respiratory system. A second employee was treated at a hospital and released. An OSHA inspection resulted in citations for MFG for 17 safety and health violations.

Regulatory 'Burden' Keeps Increasing for ManufacturersRegulatory


Manufacturers face a lot of state and federal rules, regulations and standards. 

Emerging PPE & Global News
Golden Service Awards Opens to Showcase Cleaning Industry Excellence (Kimberly-Clark Professional, UK)Golden  

The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards program is now open for entries. The awards are designed to provide contract cleaners and in-house cleaning teams the chance to showcase the excellent work undertaken in the cleaning industry.

Hard Hats and Headaches: A Real Pain? (MSA Safety, Canada)HardHats


Modern hard hats are lighter and more comfortable to wear than previous iterations. 

Tracing Tainted Food Back to its Source Within an HourTracing


In the future, DNA Trax can be used to assist in training to determine if PPE, such as hazmat suits used by emergency responders and health care workers to treat Ebola patients, have been breached.  

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Lydia Baugh
Communications Director/ MID Editor
International Safety Equipment Association

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