The Asian Section of the International Society for Respiratory Protection (ISRP) will host the 18th International Conference in Yokohama Japan.
The theme of the conference is "The Safe Use of Respiratory Protective Devices by More People who Need Respiratory Protection."   See flyer here.

Encon will introduce Primo, a new safety spectacle, to the Veratti line of personal protective equipment during the VPPPA National Conference and Expo. 

Women's Unique Safety Glasses Win First Place for Innovation at Safety 2016 Show (Gateway Safety)

Metro safety glasses in pink camo, which was introduced to the market this year in 
February, have been a popular addition to Gateway Safety's GirlzGear products, a line 
uniquely tailored for women. 

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Host Fire Service Technology Summit 

The National Fallen  Firefighters Foundation is hosting a  Fire Service Technology 
Summit in Oakland, California, on July 24-26, 2016 to further examine the current 
state of technology in the  fire service and how to improve  firefighter outcomes. 

Motion Industries , Birmingham, AL, has agreed to acquire OBBCO Safety & Supply LLC, Chesapeake, VA. 

Simcoach Games and the Master Builders' Association (MBA) have teamed up to 
develop a video game that draws awareness to fall protection in the construction 
industry and teaches workers the critical skills needed to stay safe on the job. 

2016 Conference will be held Sept 19-22, 2016.
Registration Now Open. Early Registration Deadline 8/19
Exhibitor Information and Registration Still Available.
It will be important for OSHA to make clear in a potential rule that providing, training on and maintaining personal protective equipment is the responsibility of the employer, as that is 
something often in dispute, said Julie Tremblay, global marketing manager for engineering 
firm 3M Co. in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The move follows  a federal lawsuit, filed by the Associated Builders and Contractors, the 
National Association of Manufacturers and other groups, challenging the provisions and 
seeking to enjoin the rule's implementation.

"Currently we are not altering PPE [personal protective equipment] instructions," the 
CDC's Bell said. "What this highlights is the fact that when you have an infection like 
Zika, wherein a good percentage of patients don't actually have symptoms, it means it 
is as important as ever to stick with good adherence to standard precautions.

MSHA announced that approximately 99 percent of the respirable coal mine dust samples 
collected from April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016, were in compliance with the agency's 
coal mine dust standards. 

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet's Department of Workplace Standards, Division of 
Occupational Safety and Health Compliance has published its intent to adopt certain 
Federal OSHA Recordkeeping regulations, including the new electronic reporting and 
anti-retaliation provisions published in the May 12, 2016 Federal Register.

For more information on policy related topics please contact Dan Glucksman 
at 703-525-1695.


Kimberly-Clark Russia's motto for 2016 is MISSION POSSIBLE as they aim to make 
the next 20 years of their business even more prosperous.
Expo in London
UBM EMEA is pleased to announce that the leading global health and safety 
event, Safety & Health Expo, has been declared a roaring success after attracting 
over 13,800 attendees to ExCeL London on 21-23 June.

Send company events and important announcements to include in the MID to 
Lydia Baugh.   For policy related questions, please contact Dan Glucksman 
at 703-525-1695.

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