June 15, 2015 

In This Issue

Safety Industry & Member News


Washington Update 


Eye and Face Protection Standard Updated to Meet Worker NeedsEandF


An updated edition of the American National Standard for eye and face protection reinforces the emphasis on matching the protector to the hazard, and includes other enhancements to meet the needs of workers and employers.  

ISEA Protection Update Summer Issue AvailablePU


Protection Update is published quarterly by the International Safety Equipment Association and distributed on the Safety+Health website. 

Safety Industry & Member News

Design Expo (Speakman Company)Speakman


The Integrated Design course project for seniors this year involved envisioning the next generation of plumbing products for the Speakman Company, a major manufacturer of showerheads and plumbing fixtures.

South Greene VFD Can Breathe Easier (Scott Safety)Scott


The South Greene Volunteer Fire Department recently took delivery of eight new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) that were purchased through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

Hearing Conservation in Construction: Listening to New Perspectives on an Old Problem (3M Safety)Hearing


Donald J. Garvey, CIH, CSP, CET, of 3M Company, offered some startling statistics to lead off his presentation about hearing conservation in the construction industry at Safety 2015 in Dallas.

Honeywell Launches Uvex Livewire Sealed Safety Eyewear with Uvex Hydroshield Anti-Fog Lens CoatingLivewire


The new Livewire offering is ideally suited for workers who require the added protection of a goggle and demand lasting, fog-free visibility to remain safe and productive on the job. 

Bite-Size Health and Safety (Kimberly-Clark Professional)Bitesize


Leading provider of hygiene, safety and productivity solutions, the Kimberly-Clark Professional Scientific business has published the second in an ongoing series of health and safety focused mini-guides.

Gloves Delivering Lower Insurance Premiums, Hand Safety, Dexterity, Comfort (Ansell)



Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) and loss of workable time can therefore be debilitating - not only do they threaten workers' well-being and a plants' productivity, companies that experience a high Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) are more likely than those with a low LTIFR to be hit by higher insurance premiums, because it is seen as a liability.

Mountain Productions Now a Distributor of Python Safety's Drop Prevention Products (Capital Safety)Mountain


Mountain Productions announces the latest addition to their ever-growing fall protection inventory: Python Safety's drop prevention products. Recently acquired by DBI-SALA, Python Safety's mission is simply put: to prevent dropped tools and equipment. Dropped objects are a leading cause of injury for workers.

Safety Innovations (Honeywell, Ansell, MCR Safety, Radians)SafetyInn


The safety world is always changing, evolving, finding new ways to protect. 
Check out these new products, published in EHS Today, that are designed to keep you even safer than before. 

CE Marking for Protective Escape Hoods (Avon Protection Systems)CE


Avon Protection has been awarded full approval for CE Marking for its single use compact and portable escape hood which is designed for emergency escape and evacuation from areas contaminated by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents.

Avon Protection Acquires SecureBio to Form 'Avon Training and Consultancy'Avon


The acquisition of SecureBio strengthens Avon's position as a market leader in CBRN protection, and provides a pioneering in-house consultancy service offering specialist risk management, security and training packages to the commercial, media, insurance and counter-terrorism markets.

Redesigning the Mundane: An Aesthetically Pleasing Fire Extinguisher (Guardian Equipment)


Oval's extinguishers aren't on the market yet; he hopes they'll be certified by Underwriters Laboratories by November. He foresees $15 million in annual revenue within five years, from a projected $2 million in 2016.

Private Labels Gain Credibility in Global PPE Markets (Market Research Report)Private


Pricing and availability benefits of private labels will push established PPE manufacturers to invest in innovation, finds Frost & Sullivan.

Safety Engineers Focus on the BackBack


Citing U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Mr. Canizales said more than 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year, which means back injuries account for one out of every five workplace injuries and illnesses.

Washington Update

NIOSH Seeks Comment on Proposed Miner Health Surveillance StudyNIOSH


Government health researchers are seeking comments on the paperwork requirements of their proposed program to assess the health status and disease burden among approximately 147,000 U.S. Metal and Non-Metal (MNM) workers and contractors, including workers in the stone, sand, and gravel mining sector. Comments must be submitted by June 23.

U.S. Coal Miners Owe Over $62 million in Health and Safety Violations FinesCoal


According to the monthly impact inspection list, published by MSHA, most of those sanctions were at least two years old. However recent attempts to curb this sort of offences have not attracted enough backers in Congress, says SNL report.

OSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers Renew Alliance to Protect Worker Safety and HealthAlliance


Through the alliance, OSHA and ASSE will work to provide members and others with guidance and training resources on protecting worker safety and health, and understanding workers' rights and employers' responsibilities under the OSH Act.

Study to Probe Link between Firefighting, CancerFire


The research will examine firefighter conditions for up to 12 hours after firefighting activities, as well as the effectiveness of their personal protective equipment. During the staged research fire, participants will be exposed to volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons - both found in fires they commonly fight. They will wear turnout gear modified to collect data.

OSHA Urges Caution During Texas Flood CleanupFlood


OSHA urges everyone engaged in cleanup after the recent floods in Texas-employers, workers and the public-to avoid potential hazards and take steps to protect themselves.

OSHA Unveils Hot-Weather Warning AppApp


With more than 600 heat-related work deaths since 1999, and just as many deaths of children in roughly the same period, according to the Department of Labor, reminding people to stay cool and hydrated is serious business.

Emerging PPE & Global News

WorkSafeNB, CCOHS Launch Guide to OHS LegislationWorksafe


WorkSafeNB and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) are pleased to announce the launch of an online, plain-language guide to New Brunswick's occupational health and safety legislation.

Mountain Productions Now Distributes KASK Helmets for Professional Work-at-Height and Rescue ApplicationsKASK


Trusted protection and optimized comfort are combined in KASK's Super Plasma Helmets to deliver an industry innovation in hard hat technology.

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