June 29, 2015 

In This Issue

Safety Industry & Member News


Washington Update 


Revised Workplace First Aid Kit Standard Expands Supplies, Introduces Two Classes of First Aid KitsFirstaid


ISEA has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015, American National Standard-Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies, a subsequent revision to the 2014 edition.

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.  

Safety Industry & Member News

Trends in Personal Protective Equipment (Bolle Safety, Bullard, Ergodyne, Gateway Safety, Kimberly Clark-Professional, Magid, and NASCO Industries)Trends


What recent trends have PPE manufacturers observed? Safety+Health, with the help of the International Safety Equipment Association invited manufacturers to weigh in on this question.

3M to Acquire Capital SafetyMMM


"Personal safety is a large and strategically important growth business in the 3M portfolio," said Inge G. Thulin, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer. "The acquisition of Capital Safety bolsters our personal safety platform and will build on our fundamental strengths in technology, manufacturing, global capabilities and brand."

Trends in Hand Protection (HexArmor and Protective Industrial Products)HexArmor


Experts from the hand protection industry share what's new and what employers can do to help keep workers' hands safe.

TheFireStore Announces Expansion, Exclusive Distributorship with MSA Safety in NJMSA


TheFireStore, the leading source for firefighting equipment and supplies, recently announced that it is now MSA's sole distributor to the 750 fire departments in the state of New Jersey. 

Safety Equipment from ErgodyneSafety


"Objects that are always on the jobsite like tape measures and cordless power tools absolutely need to be tethered," said Nate Bohmbach, senior product manager and DROPS members at Ergodyne. "Our mission is to make tethering these kind of tools easier and convenient so the worker won't skip it when loading up before a climb."

Worker Hydration (Ergodyne)Hydration


Our bodies are constantly exposed to elements that increase body heat and deplete hydration levels, workers must be extra careful when working in extremely hot or extremely cold conditions. 

Washington Update

OSHA Launches Hazard Identification Training ToolTool


OSHA's new Hazard Identification Training Tool is designed as "an interactive, online, game-based training tool for small business owners, workers and others interested in learning the core concepts of hazard identification." 

OSHA to Focus on Certain Key Hazards During Healthcare InspectionsInspecs


OSHA is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes to focus on the following recognized hazards: i) musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; ii) bloodborne pathogens; iii) workplace violence; iv) tuberculosis; and v) slips, trips, and falls. 

No Fines for 'Minor' OSHA Violations?Fines

Should employers face fines for "minor, trivial" OSHA violations? At least one congresswoman is saying no.

DOL Invites Comments on Requirement that Bidders Disclose Employment Law ViolationsBidders


President Obama's Executive Order 13673, called the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order, uses the prospect of gaining or losing an edge in winning government contracts to provide a powerful incentive for employers to comply with a broad range of employment laws.

Emerging PPE & Global News

Draeger's X-plore 8000 Helps Workers Breathe Easy (UK)Drager


International safety and medical technology provider, Drager, has announced the launch of its cutting edge new powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) for the utilities industry. 

Three Atlantic Provinces Launch Safety Equivalency Agreement (Canada)Three


One area to be addressed concerns fall protection plans - a requirement only in Nova Scotia where work is performed at heights of 7.5 meters or higher.

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