July 27, 2015 

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Safety Industry & Member News

Washington Update 


ISEA Seeks Consensus Panel Participants for ANSI/ISEA 105 Standard Update on Hand Protection Selection CriteriaStandard


ISEA is in the process of updating the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard on hand protection selection criteria to reflect current technologies, applications and use and to harmonize the criteria with international standards. 

Safety Industry & Member News


Scott Safety Launches EPIC 3 Radio Interface Voice Communication System for First RespondersScottLaunch


The EPIC 3 RI system enables clear and effective communications between on-scene firefighters and incident commanders, remote dispatchers, and other radio users, to improve first responder safety and situational intelligence. 

Testing Time for Fall Arrestors (Latchways)Latchways


Worldwide, people work safely at height, thanks to Latchways' ManSafe fall protection systems and access solutions. Latchways' ManSafe solutions are used in sectors as diverse as aerospace, power distribution and utilities, telecommunications, roofing, construction and building maintenance.

What are Respirator Fit Tests? (Moldex-Metric)Moldex


Fit tests ensure a respirator is properly fitted to an individual. According to OSHA 29CFR 1910.134(f), fit tests must be performed at least once a year, or more often if required by a substance specific standard. There are two basic types of fit tests - qualitative and quantitative.

Ansell Introduces New Range of Ultra Light Cut-Resistant GlovesAnsell


Ansell, a leader in health and safety solutions, has collaborated with DSM Dyneema, a developer of Dyneema Diamond Technology material, to produce HyFlex 11-318, a new ultra-light cut-resistant range of safety gloves. 

Here Come the Wearables that Want to Save Your LifeWearables


Engineers are working on patches that can detect all sorts of environmental hazards, like UV radiation and toxic gas. Stretchy and transparent, the sensors would stick to the skin, like a nicotine patch, or be sewn into clothing.

Generational Equity Announces the Acquisition of Safety Source, Inc. by Ritz Safety, LLCAcquasition


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held, middle-market businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Safety Source, Inc., based in Theodore, Alabama, by Ritz Safety, LLC, with corporate offices in Dayton, Ohio and with sales and distribution centers in Florida, Indiana, Nevada, and Texas. 

Washington Update
U.S. Health Workers Not Removing Protective Gear CorrectlyUSWorkers


Fewer than one in six healthcare workers followed all U.S. recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care, according to a small study.

Failure to Provide Temporary Worker with Safety Equipment Results in Citations and $362,500 FineFailure


The violations include failing to provide fall protection for four workers, failure to promptly report the hospitalization of an employee resulting from a workplace incident, and not training employees in the use of fall protection and ladders.

NIOSH Research Highlights Importance of Rigorous Standards for Gowns Used to Protect Healthcare WorkersNIOSH


Recent research performed at the NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), with support from Nelson Laboratories, suggests that some isolation gowns do not meet the performance standards established by ANSI/AAMI.

Emerging PPE & Global News

Capital Safety Australia and New Zealand Introduce Their New Protecta Rebel Personal Self Retracting Lifeline RangeCapSafe


The latest update to the Rebel compact SRL line up involves a refreshed and updated look, along with product enhancements to increase value for users.

Complimentary Healthy Workplace(R) Essentials Guide to Foster Employee Well-Being (Kimberly-Clark Professional)Comp


Organizations that satisfy the Healthy Workplace® Essentials requirements will be well-positioned to continue toward recognition under the Canada Awards for Excellence for Healthy Workplace® of which Kimberly-Clark Professional is the Development Partner and Champion. 

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