January 26, 2015 

In This Issue
ISEA News
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update
ISEA News
ANSI, ISEA Release Revised Workplace First Aid Kit Standard FirstAid
 

"The multi-tiered approach of designating kits allows employers to make practical choices based on the nature of the work area, recognizing that each workplace differs in potential risk and task load," said David Lapp, chairman of ISEA First Aid Group and senior product manager at Honeywell Safety Products.  "By expanding the items in a basic first aid kit, employees will have greater access to items needed to treat their injuries as quickly as possible."

Capitol Hill Visits with ISEACapitolHill

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 is ISEA's Government Relations Day. ISEA Board members, and ISEA staff will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their aides, to discuss industry issues and how they impact PPE manufacturers.

 

2015 Topics: Tort Reform, Regulatory Reform, and Increased Support for NIOSH NPPTL's role within CDC.

 

For more information please contact Dan Glucksman via email at dglucksman@safetyequipment.org or 703-525-1695.

Safety Industry & Member News

Firefighter Cancer Nonprofit Organization Accepts $10,000 Gift (Scott Safety)Firefighter

 

As one of America's leading suppliers of safety equipment to firefighters, Scott Safety has a sense of obligation to give back to the communities it serves.

3M Thinsulate Featherless Insulation Named in Top 10 InsulationsMMMthinsulate

 

Thinsulate insulation works by trapping air molecules between the wearer and the outside. The more air a material traps in a given space, the greater its insulating value.

Magid Introduces New AR/FR Protective ClothingMagidFR

 

Magid base layer shirts and balaclava address recent NFPA standards to better protect workers.

Trends in Eye Protection (Gateway Safety, MSA Safety and Protective Industrial Products)TrendsIn

 

Every day, 2,000 workplace eye injuries requiring medical attention occur, according to NIOSH. Fortunately for workers, safety eyewear manufacturers are continually introducing new products and striving to make eyewear even more protective.

Motion Industries Announces Release of Tom's Toolbox Miller Air Core Harness VideoMotion

 

Motion Industries newest Tom's Toolbox video short will focus on fall protection. 

Preventing Major Losses: Changing OSH Paradigms & PracticesPreventing

 

Many business leaders and employees still subscribe to the belief that by reducing recordable injury rates or lost-time incidence rates, they are also reducing the chances that a fatality or other major loss will occur.

Ebola Survivor to Aid in Search of a CureEbolaCure

 

Ebola survivor Amber Vinson will donate blood to a drug development company that hopes to develop a beneficial drug that could help other victims.

Washington Update

Deadly Fall Racks up $511K in FinesDeadlyFall

 

After a 22-year-old apprentice fell to his death, a structural steel subcontractor faces $511,000 in penalties-accused not only of failing to provide fall protection, but also of allowing workers to climb on lifts.

Implementing a Near-Miss Reporting SystemNearMiss

 

According to a 2013 case study developed through an alliance between OSHA and the National Safety Council, near misses generally are the result of a faulty process or management system. 

Businesses Support State Takeover of OSHA EnforcementTakeover

 

The idea of having the state take over enforcement of workplace safety rules is getting some support in the Kansas House, despite hesitation in the state Senate.

Washington Update: Updating Hazcom, AgainWashUpdate

 

OSHA may soon update its Hazard Communication Standard to align it with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

Number of Fatal Workplace Accidents on the RiseFatal

 

OSHA seeks to reverse trend of rising workplace deaths in Ohio.

Emerging PPE & Global News

How to Choose Proper DIY Workwear for Comfort and Protection (Klein Tools)Choose

 

Proper workwear is durable, comfortable and safer to use than standard clothing. The article provides a selection of what to look for when selecting work apparel.

Next Generation Hearing Protection: TEA's RAC HeadsetNextGen

 

Electronic hearing protection allows the user to hear sounds around them, such as voices or footsteps but cuts the audio at a safe level to prevent hearing damage.

Please feel free to send me any pertinent information you would like to share in the MID, such as company events and important announcements. Be sure to let me know if you have any feedback via email: Lbaugh@safetyequipment.org.

For more information on policy related questions please contact Dan Glucksman via email or at 703-525-1695.


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Lydia Baugh
Communications Director/ MID Editor
International Safety Equipment Association