June 2, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News

Public Review Comments Being Accepted on Proposed Revision to Definitive Industry Standard on High-Visibility Safety ApparelISEARev


Members of the public and interested stakeholders are invited to provide comment on a proposed revision to the widely-accepted ANSI/ISEA 107 standard on high-visibility safety apparel.  

Safety Industry & Member News
Encon Safety Products Announces Hiring of Business ManagerEncon


Encon Safety Products is pleased to welcome Linda Baltus as PPE Business Unit Manager. Linda will lead the Personal Protection Equipment product lines, managing the Encon?, Veratti? and NASCAR? branded safety eyewear and Arc Flash protective garments and equipment. 

DuPont Unveils Latest Innovations in Fire, Chemical and Biological Protection at Interschutz 2015DuPont


DuPont Protection Technologies presents its leading DuPont? Nomex? heat and flame protection, DuPont? Tyvek? and DuPont? Tychem? chemical and biological apparel offer for the emergency response services. 

PIP and DSM Dyneema Sponsor ASSE Foundation's 2015 Safety Matters Golf TournamentPIP


In a collaborative effort to improve awareness of advancements in workplace hand protection, Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP) and DSM Dyneema announce their co-Premier Sponsorship of the ASSE Foundation's Safety Matters 2015 fundraising golf event.

Safety App (Honeywell Safety Products)Safety


Use the app to generate real-time critical fall clearance and swing fall calculations for self-retracting lifelines and shock-absorbing lanyards. 

Scott Safety at Interschutz 2015: What's Next?Scott

 Visitors will see the company's direction on two stands showcasing innovation, and in its proud sponsorship of the 2015 Toughest Firefighter Alive competition. 

Safety Products: Worksite Organizer Line Expanded (Ergodyne)Ergodyne


"When word got out that our Grabbers were perfect for workers in food processing plants but needed to be detectable - we innovated and delivered," said Nate Bohmbach, senior product manager, Ergodyne.

BDI Opens New Branch In Tulsa, OKBDI


The new facility is the company's first in Oklahoma, and gives BDI 208 locations worldwide. It has 84 locations in the U.S.

Washington Update

Confined Spaces In Construction: The New 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AAConfined


Subpart AA is estimated to save "nearly 800 construction workers from serious injuries" and address conditions that are life-threatening (OSHA, 2015). 

OSHA's Rules on Silica, Record-Keeping on TargetOSHA


The latest agenda contains 23 regulatory entries: Seven in the pre-rule stage, eight proposed rules and eight final rules.

NYC's Macho Hardhat Culture Needs to ChangeNYC


Safety advocates say workers actively resist safety harnesses.

Emerging PPE & Global News

Shaking Up Metal Fabrication Health and Safety (3M Safety)MMM


3M, has launched 'A Safer Future in Metal Fabrication', the first in a series of sector-specific events to get beneath the surface of health and safety issues.

Ansell and Deb Partner to Market a Unique Under Glove Skin Care SolutionAnsell


Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, and Deb, a global leader in occupational skin care products, have announced a partnership to market a unique under glove skin care product to the industrial market place.

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