June 8, 2015 

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Safety Industry & Member News

Washington Update 


ISEA Protection Update Summer Issue AvailablePU


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

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


MSA's Next-Generation Breathing Apparatus for Fire Fighters Now Approved for European MarketMSA


MSA Safety announced that its breakthrough G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for firefighters has obtained European Norm 137 (EN137) approval, meaning the G1 SCBA complies with European safety, health and environmental protection requirements.

Foxfire Teams With Honeywell for First Responder ProductsFoxfire


MN8-Foxfire, a UL certified and NFPA-compliant developer of photoluminescent firefighter safety products, and Honeywell, a global leader in first responder gear and personal protective equipment (PPE), have announced they will bring Foxfire's photoluminescent technology to Honeywell's First Responder Products.

Magid to Cut Ribbon on 700K Square Foot Illinois HeadquartersMagid


After nearly 70 years of residing in the City of Chicago, moving to Romeoville marks the next phase of successful growth for this family-owned business.

Safety Roundup: 6 to Watch (Gateway Safety)Safety


Personal protective equipment can be top-of-the-line but it won't do the job unless employees actually use it. Targeting improved compliance, Gateway Safety has developed its new StarLite Gumballs to be light, durable, and provide all-around impact protection.

UL and ACOEM Collaborate to Launch the UL Integrated Health & Safety InstituteUL


UL and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) announced that they have partnered to create the UL Integrated Health & Safety Institute (IHSI), the first private sector not-for-profit institute dedicated to advancing the integration of health and safety programs within corporations around the world. 

North American Gas Detection Market Experienced High level of Price Erosion Since 2005 (Market research report)Market


Analysis of the North American Gas Detection Market.

ASSE Announces Safety Innovation Award WinnersASSE


Winners include Machine Safety Management Corporation, Barricade Buddy and Capital Construction Solutions.

Washington Update

Pennsylvania Needs the Export-Import Bank (Draeger)Draeger


If this vital source of financing for local companies disappears, thousands of Pennsylvania jobs could disappear along with it. Pennsylvania's congressional representatives must protect Keystone workers and companies by voting to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank.

Fatal Construction Accidents Are Rising in New YorkFatal


Eight people have died in construction-related accidents this year, according to the city's Buildings Department, as many as in all of 2014; the year before, three died. Not since 2008, during the height of the last building boom, has the number of construction accidents been so high, when a rash of episodes, including two falling cranes, claimed 19 lives.

New Chemical Hazard Rules Come to U.S.NewChem


From picture warnings to revamped safety sheets and explicit job-site signs, a new generation of hazard communications has dawned in the U.S. paint industry with the arrival of a long-pending federal rule.

$500k OSHA Case is Bricklayer's LatestOSHA


Darren McGee, doing business as DMAC Construction LLC, of Havertown, had some workers on unbraced scaffolding erected too close to power lines and others on scaffolding 36 feet high without fall protection, federal authorities said.

Emerging PPE & Global News
Acklands-Grainger President Highlights Key Services (Canada)Grainger


Acklands-Grainger president, Dean Johnson, introduces key services at "The Works," Canada's largest maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and safety show.

3M India Ties Up With Amazon to Reach Out to SMEsAmazon


The company, which has launched a wide range of its consumer products on many e-commerce marketplaces, has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Amazon India to sell some of its products for B2B customers.

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