January 19, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update

One of the most significant changes from previous editions is the introduction of two classes of first aid kits, based on the assortment and quantity of first aid supplies.

Recently updated standards for First Aid kits on construction sites may require contractors to review what's in their First Aid supply cabinet.

ISEA to Revise Hi-Vis Standard; Seeks Reviewers ISEAHIVIS


A revision of the standard is expected to be published by the end of 2015, according to ISEA. Consensus review of the proposed update is slated to begin in April.

Fire Officers: How to Keep Your Crew Safe at Crash ScenesFIRE


The vests should comply with American National Standards Institute/International Safety Equipment Association 207-2011, American National Standard for High-Visibility Apparel.

Safety Industry & Member News

Safety Company Elk River Intros its Peregrine RAS Platinum Series HarnessElkRiver


Ideally, all fall hazards should be engineered out of the workplace, but that is not always possible. 

Single-Use Gloves an Efficient Mining PPE Solution (Ansell)Ansell


Innovation in the area of PPE by Ansell has resulted in a single-use range of Microflex gloves that are able to be worn as protection during a task and then discarded. 

Ebola PPE Q&A with DuPontDUPONT


Global Biodefense interviewed David Domnisch, Global Marketing Manager, Protective Apparel, DuPont Protection Technologies to learn more about Ebola PPE from DuPont. 

3M Launches New Air Purification VentilatorMMMLaunches


3M has brought its new air purification ventilator to the US market. The technology is designed for use across a variety of industries, including mining and metal working.

Disruptive Technology Key to Growth for Manufacturers in Competitive MarketsDisruptive


Roy Paulson, owner and president of Paulson Manufacturing, a maker of industrial safety equipment in Temecula, believes that disruptive technology can be the driving force for the long-term success of any manufacturer.

Washington Update

Top 10 Causes of Workplace InjuriesTop10


In its 15th year, the annual ranking of top 10 causes of serious, nonfatal workplace injuries is based on the company's workers' compensation claims data and data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Ohio Scrapyard 'Failed its Workers,' Fined $378KScrapyard


Employer, CS Metals Inc., did not provide required personal protective equipment or health monitoring, a June 2014 investigation by OSHA found. 

NRCA + GAF Launch a Website on Roofing SafetyNRCA


"NRCA will provide health and safety resources for GAF contractors in the form of select NRCA products and content experts for the GAF webinar series that will address OSHA issues related to roofing industry fall protection, ladder and scaffold safety, hazard communication and personal protective equipment," says Harry Dietz, NRCA's director of enterprise risk management.

Dressing for the Job in Frigid TemperaturesDressing


Cold stress is caused by a lowered skin temperature, which eventually drives down body temperature. This causes a variety of illnesses and injuries ranging from hypothermia and frostbite to trench foot.

NIOSH Resources Cover Prolonged Standing at Work, Stress, Worker Hearing Loss, MoreNIOSHResources


NIOSH has launched several publications on its Web site in recent weeks related to occupational safety and health, including such issues as stress among healthcare workers, prolonged standing at work, worker hearing loss, and total worker health.

Montana Leaders Addressing Workplace Injury RatesMontana


Montana has the unenviable position of third highest workplace injury rates in the nation. 

OSHA Renews Alliance With LIA to Improve Laser Safety in the WorkplaceOSHALaser


During the five-year alliance, participants will provide annual training on the Best Practices Seminar on Laser Safety and develop a Webinar training program based on the seminar, and distribute laser safety guidance products at safety conferences and exhibits.

Emerging PPE & Global News

Honeywell Safety Products to be Launched at GIF 2015 by Kooheji Industrial SafetyHoneywell 


Kooheji Industrial Safety, Bahrain's top safety equipment provider for industries, will be showcasing their newly launched line of Honeywell PPE products for Bahrain at the Gulf Industry Fair 2015.

India has Best Industrial Safety Protocols, but Only on PaperIndiahas


India has the best safety standards and safety protocols for industrial safety in the world, but very rarely are they visible at the ground level in most of the factories across the country, according to Jitu C. Patel, the ambassador ASSE.

Teijin to Launch New Meta-Aramid Fibre for Advanced Protective-Clothing SolutionsTeijin


Teijin Limited has announced the coming launch of Teijinconex� neo, a new type of meta-aramid fiber offering unsurpassed heat resistance, as well as excellent dyeability.

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