March 16, 2015 

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Safety Industry & Member News

Few More Seats Available for QSSP April 13-17, 2015 CourseQSSP


Please contact Sabra Decker at 703-525-1695 for more information.

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ISEA 2015 Executive Summit Details and RegistrationESummit


ISEA's Executive Summit will be held May 3-5, at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, TX. Presentations include discussions on distribution and market trends, customer purchasing habits, digital strategy best practices and more.

Safety Industry & Member News

MSA Named as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere InstituteMSA

The World's Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of an organization.

Rochester Fire Department Gets State-of-the-art Safety Gear (Scott Safety)Scott


The Rochester Fire Department recently received a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) that enabled them to purchase 42 new air packs - the devices that enable them to breathe in toxic environments.

Fall Protection: Nano-Lok Arc Flash SRL Self-Retracting Lifeline (Capital Safety)CapSafety

The Nano-Lok Arc Flash SRL self-retracting lifeline is designed specifically for utility applications to provide the ultimate protection to workers in electrical transmission and distribution environments.

New Uvex Entity Safety Goggle from HoneywellHoneywell


The Uvex Entity? Safety Goggle, designed to protect workers from impact, dust and chemical splash hazards while delivering a secure, gap-free fit. The new style features a flexible, lightweight PVC body that easily conforms to the face and a compact design that accommodates other forms of PPE for comfortable combination wear. 

AIHA Requests Proposals for Sensor Technology ResearchAIHA


AIHA is seeking qualified researchers to identify and analyze sensor technologies for applicability, potential development, and rapid deployment in industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety.

Occupational Health and Safety TechniciansOCCsafety


By 2022, the BLS estimates that jobs for occupational health and safety technicians will grow by 11 percent. The increase is expected as new environmental regulations and technological advances create a need for revamped procedures in workplaces.

Washington Update
OSHA Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Updating a National Consensus Standard in its Eye and Face Protection StandardsOSHA


OSHA published a proposed revision to its Eye and Face Protection Standards that updates personal protective equipment requirements in the agency's general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminals and construction standards.

DHS Competition Seeks to Bring Wearable Technology to First RespondersDHS


The Department of Homeland Security is exploring a new business model to harness innovative technology from start-ups.

Exclusive: Take a First Look at the Next Generation Ebola-Protection SuitExclusive


Perhaps the most surprising and important product debuting at SXSW Interactive this year is a personal protective equipment (PPE) prototype for health care workers dealing with Ebola, a tangible result of the U.S. government adapting the culture of innovation and design thinking so key in the start-up world.

Report: Cal/OSHA Falls Short on Safety InspectionsCalOSHA


The state agency responsible for protecting workers by monitoring businesses engaged in hazardous activity should add staff and increase the number of inspections it performs on certain industries, the Legislative Analyst's Office recommends in a recent report.

Researchers Win $1M Grant to Protect Construction WorkersResearchers


The National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) through the Center for Construction Research and Training, awarded a five-year, $1M grant to Assoc. Prof. Dhimeter Bello and Prof. Susan Woskie, both of the Department of Work Environment, to study ways to keep workers safe. 

Emerging PPE & Global News

Conference Program Announced for Health & Safety Scotland 2015Scotland


Health & Safety Scotland offers visitors the chance to keep up to date with the latest legal issues and trends through its conference program, which is authored by the British Safety Council. The event takes place at Glasgow's SECC on 22nd - 23rd April 2015.

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