In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update 
Emerging PPE & Global News


Properly working and fitting personal protective equipment is critically important for workers, 
even if it's meant to be used as the last line of defense. Safety+Health, with help from the International Safety Equipment Association, recently asked PPE manufacturers three 
questions: What PPE trends are happening now, what challenges are your customers 
reaching out to you with, and what technological innovations are here or on the horizon?

Hand protection manufacturers are striving to produce thinner, lighter and more comfortable 
gloves to help ensure worker compliance. Here, industry insiders discuss updates to hand protection standards, the importance of comfort and why holding onto your favorite pair of 
work gloves might not be the best decision.

Workers and safety managers can trade-in qualifying fall protection equipment and trade-up 
for more than 170 products from the 3M Fall Protection line as well as receive cash rebates.

New initiative will train 150,000 ironworkers using company's safety products. 

"With virtually no product overlap, this acquisition aligns extremely well with our corporate 
strategy in that it strengthens our leading position in the North American fire service market 
and it expands our Core Product portfolio in a key customer segment," said 
William M. Lambert, MSA Chairman and CEO.

"Radians continues to see increased growth in both our USA manufactured and imported 
safety products. We are excited that our growth leads to new jobs and to the success and 
growth of the greater Memphis community," stated Radians CEO, Mike Tutor.


A federal safety agency has proposed a $610,000 penalty against a central Ohio company 
for exposing workers to machine hazards and harmful levels of silica.

The changes would apply only to the shipyard and construction sectors. The general industry standard is unaffected by the proposal. 


A nationwide awareness campaign is necessary to report every workplace accident, 
especially in the construction sector, says National Institute of Occupational Safety and 
Health (NIOSH) chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.


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

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