January 25, 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.

Trends in Eye Protection (Bullard, Ergodyne, Gateway Safety, MSA,
Protective Industrial Products)
In 2014, nearly 24,000 eye injuries involving days away from work occurred, the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics states.

Top complaints from workers wearing safety eyewear frequently center around fogging. 
Wheelz® goggles by Gateway Safety were designed specifically to fight fogging with a 
unique Whirlwind™ ventilation system, which circulates air through the inner frame area 
between the face and lens. 

Three executives from private-sector police enterprises weighed in on the challenges 
facing law enforcement today and how companies that provide products and services 
to police can help in these difficult times.

After more than doubling the size of its sales team in 2015, Guardian Fall Protection, 
a leading innovator in the fall protection industry, continues its trend of rapid growth 
a nd expansion by announcing new partnerships with the long-standing safety 
professionals at both Process Marketing Group (PMG) and United Sales Associates (USA).

Synthetic household materials have created new challenges for firefighters, and 
sparked the need for more efficient escape equipment .

The cost of the delivery hasn't been set yet, but the delivery will essentially function just 
as a UPS delivery would. If a customer is not at home, the package will be left at their 
doorstep or wherever the customer would like in their yard.

In addition to the higher civil penalties, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") and the 
Department of Justice ("DOJ") have established a joint initiative aimed at more aggressive prosecution of criminal misconduct, particularly in cases involving worker endangerment.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled another hearing to gather information about its proposed rule on lowering beryllium exposure time.

Most nurses surveyed (92 percent) always wear gloves, but only 63 percent said they 
always wash their hands after removing gloves, and only 82 percent said they always 
wash their hands after caring for patients.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently outlined recommendations to improve the thermal comfort of employees who work indoors in 
moderately cold environments. 

All roofers should also be able to recite OSHA's fall-protection standard. This has 
become a major source of citations in recent months and is easily preventable if 
employees are prepared for the OSHA interview. 

OSHA's Delay in Launching its Web Portal Raises Concerns for the Proposed Recordkeeping Rule Delay

OSHA's significant delay in rolling out the portal casts serious doubts on the agency's 
ability to implement its data-intensive proposed injury and illness tracking system. 

United Sciences has developed a non-invasive 3D ear scanner that captures the 
geometry of the inner and outer canals of your ear in order to find the optimal fit for 
earbuds, says the company's CEO Samuel Kellett, Jr. The eFit 3D scanning technology 
was the named as a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree.

The history of occupational health and safety in the UK is being preserved in a website that features more than 200 years of development in workplaces.

Pakistan's government has conceded the country has no independent industrial safety 
law to protect workers, despite a grim history of fatal accidents, and no time frame for 
developing one.

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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