January 20, 2016

ISEA, the leading association for personal protective equipment and technologies, and ANSI accredited standards developing organization, is pleased to announce the addition of new member company, Global Glove and Safety Manufacturing.

Industrial Bulletproof Lenses Made with New PC (MCR Safety)MCR
MCR has developed its new U.S. Defense safety glasses primarily to meet the more stringent product safety laws in Asia, where these glasses are also produced. 

Honeywell and Intel in November demonstrated a prototype of a personal connected safety solution for industrial workers and first responders that would reduce workplace injury 
and improve productivity.

Airgas experts will be on-hand to demonstrate and discuss additional products and solutions
 for food processing, production, and preservation, as well as the Company's full range
 of personal protective equipment, including air monitors and fall protection.

EMS agencies across the United States are adding or considering body armor as required personal protective equipment for their EMTs and paramedics. 

Results of a recently completed NIOSH study confirm the necessity of the current 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) respirator fit testing requirement, 
both annually and when physical changes have occurred.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration isn't likely to push forward on a comprehensive combustible dust standard this year due to the complexity of the hazard 
and an already robust regulatory agenda, emergency response and industrial observers 
tell BBNA.

OSHA recently cited Amazon Fulfillment Service for 26 instances of injury and illness on 
the job it found during a July inspection, which includes cases of "fall, noise, electrical and amputation hazards; and the lack of personal protective equipment."

Embracing a Face Shield: Federal Guidelines on Infection Control Are Clear About Protecting the FaceEmbracing
The CDC reminds us that mask and eye protection and face shields are for protection of 
critical areas of the face against dangerous microorganisms.

The Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems rule first proposed 
by OSHA in 1990 to reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls has been withdrawn from 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review by OSHA.
Peter Osborne, Plant Manager at Scott Safety in Skelmersdale, explains why shutting 
down the factory for two days has helped drive progress towards a "factory of the future",
 targeting Zero Accidents, Zero Waste, Zero Defects and Zero Late Deliveries.

The new regulation prescribes, for workers exposed to noise, a maximum time-weighted 
exposure limit of 85 decibels over an eight-hour work shift. 

Having changed very little since implementation, the PPE rules are now in need of updating, 
to reflect the new technologies that are now employed in bringing PPE to market. 
A draft version of a new regulation has, therefore, been debated and approved by the 
European Commission and Parliament.

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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