June 8, 2016

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FHWA Accepts Revised ANSI/ISEA 107 Standard For High-Visibility Safety 
Apparel in Workzones hi-vis

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.

DuPont has agreed a long term strategic partnership with D3O, the Croydon-based impact protection company, to co-develop a new versatile plastic material.

The Kimtech Pure A5 sterile elasticized hood from Kimberly-Clark Professional, 
Roswell, Ga, helps prevent gaps in respirator coverage by offering an  uninterrupted 
seal and customized fit for professionals wearing a full-face respirator. 

Ergodyne announced today the addition of an extra small size to several garments in 
the popular GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel Line - utilizing a new provision in the updated 
ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Standard for Hi-Visibility Apparel and Accessories permitting a 
"smallest size" exception to the minimum area requirements for background materials 
used in Type R Class 2 and 3 garments.

Gateway Safety expands the popular StarLite family and now offers a new 
foam-lined, anti-fog eyewear solution: StarLite FOAMPRO. 

The new EN 388 standard represents the most sweeping revisions to this fundamental 
mechanical hand protection benchmark established over 20 years ago. Ansell has taken 
the lead in developing a range of tools to make the new regulations simpler to understand 
and easier to adopt. 

"Grainger has been in Texas since 1934, so we know the state provides a talented 
workforce and vibrant business community," said Grainger Chairman, 
President and CEO, Jim Ryan.
The IHSI board includes industry and academic leaders with extensive expertise 
in the integration of health and safety. Board members will provide key market 
transformation insights, assist with developing strategic partnerships, and help 
identify opportunities in the IHSI strategy.

Merger and acquisition activity across the distribution landscape has endured the 
same countervailing winds as the industry itself, yielding a lackluster result midway 
through the year, according to analysts.

It's National Safety Month. Each June, the National Safety Council and its partners 
raise awareness on preventing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the 
roads and in our homes and communities.

Hearing Protection Devices Market Will Grow at a CAGR of 12.4%, Globally 

Rising emphasis on custom-tailored hearing protection devices, mergers, and 
acquisitions, technology shift towards ear plugs with acoustic filters, increasing 
demand for  uniform attenuation earplugs, growing market share of regional 
players and increasing investment in North America HPD market are some of 
the trends observed in the global HPD market.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine 
Division will host a one-day public workshop focusing on current processes and next steps 
toward the integration of federal processes for respiratory protective devices (RPDs) for use 
in healthcare settings.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institute 
for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have responsibilities for evaluating and 
regulating RPDs for healthcare workers.

Although N95 filtering facepiece respirators and medical masks are commonly used 
for protection against respiratory infections in healthcare settings, more clinical evidence 
is needed to understand the optimal settings and exposure circumstances for healthcare personnel to use these devices.

OSHA published its spring semiannual regulatory agenda. It provides a list of all 
regulatory actions that are under active consideration by the agency. 

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National 
Institutes of Health, is launching a new program to help train approximately 35,000 first 
responders and workers to protect themselves from infectious diseases. 

NIOSH has developed a database it calls a "comprehensive tool" for searching "relevant standards, associated product types, target occupational groups, basic conformity 
assessment specifications and accredited lab information" related to personal 
protective equipment. 

Teijin Limited announced a new aramid fiber fabric suited for use in high-visibility 
protective apparel thanks to its extra-vivid coloring and resistance to fading. 

The Peak View Translucent Hard Hat is an improved modern design on the traditional 
hard shell protective helmet that allows wearers Maximum Peripheral Vision. 

Falls are the primary cause of construction worker injuries and deaths in Ontario, 
from low-rise and high-rise new builds and renovation projects to retail and industrial establishments.

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