June 2, 2016

Safety Apparel in Workzones fhwa

High-visibility safety garments that conform to the newly revised 
American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories, 
ANSI/ISEA 107-2015, will be in compliance with the 2009 Manual on Uniform 
Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 
announced on June 1.

MusiCares has also teamed up with ISEA , the leading safety equipment association for manufacturers, distributors and test labs, to spread the word that protecting hearing 
is equally as important as feeling the beat.

Please complete a brief on-line survey, the results will help ensure a sustainable future for ISEA as your industry association.

Protection Update is published quarterly by the International Safety Equipment Association and distributed on the Safety+Health website. This newsletter is offered to Safety+Health readers to raise awareness about the important role products play in keeping workers safe.

Momentum Strong for MSA's Fire Service Business msasafety
MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) announced it has been awarded a multi-year 
contract to supply, service and maintain 3,600 AirGo®eXXtreme self-contained 
breathing apparatus (SCBA) for Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) in 
Australia,  one of the world's largest urban fire and rescue services.

National Safety Apparel® (NSA), a leading manufacturer of  safety apparel, announced the acquisition of DRIFIRE® from Optimer Brands based in Chicago, IL.

The Patriot 5510 Hybrid Life Support System from Scott Safety (Booth 1627) 
provides a single platform for a wide range of respiratory protective scenarios 
and much more. 

The new 10,000 square-foot facility opened in fall 2015 and includes a 
manufacturing lab, two engineering labs, an innovation lab and design center. 
Along with equipment and facilities, the school's curriculum has been updated to 
better reflect the industry.

Ergodyne announced the addition of over three dozen new frame and lens options to its  Skullerz® Eye Protection Line.

The RWG533, an Axis™ Series glove by Radians, has an ANSI Cut rating of 2 
and an EN388 cut rating of 3.

Motion will expand its services with its current vendor and customer relationships, 
and will be investigating the potential to partner with prospective companies where 
synergies can be formed in order to bring a higher value to the customer's operations.

Next is the concern that PPE is unattractive or doesn't fit properly. 
If employees are content with their appearance, they will be more likely to use PPE.

( Report available for purchase)

Market commoditization, low barriers to entry and high customer price sensitivity 
are threatening the competitiveness of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
distributors across the world.

How do you know if your personal protective equipment (PPE) will protect 
you or your workers? To help employers, users of PPE, and others determine 
which PPE standards must be met by their equipment, NIOSH in collaboration 
with key partners including the International Safety Equipment Association, the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Mine Safety and Health 
Administration and other members of the PPE Conformity Assessment Working Group [1]  developed the PPE-INFO database.

OSHA will hold a meeting of the  National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety 
and Health (NACOSH), June 14-15, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The NACOSH Injury 
and Illness Prevention Program Work Group will meet June 14 and the full committee 
will meet June 15.

New Rules on Silica, Workplace Exams, and Eventually Diesel Particulate 
Matter Top MSHA's New Agenda new

With just seven months left in the Obama administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, MSHA, published its Spring 2016 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. 

"Wearables in hazardous environments are actually quite real today," says 
Annette Zimmermann, an analyst with tech research company Gartner. "We're 
nowhere near blanket adoption yet, but we're seeing cases that go far beyond pilots 
in several regions."

Multi-Pronged Effort to Improve Safety at Construction Work Sites in View of Spike in Workplace Deaths (Singapore) spore

"Concerted and urgent actions" are needed to improve workplace safety in construction.

MID readers, thank you for making ISEA's MID a 2015 Constant Contact All-Star. The MID has one of the highest open rates and click-though rates in the industry! Let's keep it going for 2016!

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

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