March 2, 2015 


ISEA Announces Launch of Newly Designed E-Newsletter for Workplace SafetyPU

Protection Update is a free quarterly e-newsletter with the purpose of raising awareness on the importance of workplace health and safety, and the important role of personal protective equipment (PPE) in keeping workers safe. 

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
Addressing Noise in the Workplace (Moldex-Metric)Moldex


Excessive noise levels are found in a many workplaces and can cause problems other than just hearing loss. They also can create dangerous situations, such as an inability to hear warning signals, a decline in one's ability to communicate with fellow employees, and a decrease in one's ability to concentrate. 

Protective Industrial Products National Account Team ExpandedPIP


This newly created team will be led by Kurt Wanner who has accepted to lead it under the newly created position of Vice President of National Accounts. Kurt joined PIP in early 2006 as a Regional Sales Manager and later became our first National Account Manager.

Improving Building Image and Tenant Health (Kimberly-Clark Professional)KCP


Property managers play a critical role in helping to stop infection and the spread of germs, especially during cold and flu season. Research shows that 98 percent of office workers are affected by minor illnesses each year and, most strikingly, 80 percent of those illnesses are preventable.

Monroe-Based Company Plans to Bring More Jobs to the Region (Scott Safety)Scott

Firefighter safety gear manufacturer Scott Safety will provide new jobs in manufacturing, engineering, and sales. 

Safety Today Launches New WebsiteSafety


The new site has extensive content including an overview of available safety training initiatives. Committees that included purchasing, sales and customer service representatives studied customers' buying habits and then completely evolved the product mix to achieve a blend of best value and optimum protection. 

Preventing Occupational and Non-Occupational Head InjuriesPreventing


Thousands of Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year: about 1.7 million did from 2002 to 2006, Merck & Co. Inc.'s Merck Manual reported a few years ago, and CDC reported 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries occurred nationwide, either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries, in 2010 alone. 

Washington Update

Flavored With DangerFlavored


Food production that involves certain types of additives or flavorings can put employees at serious risk and create workers' comp liabilities for employers. Manufacturers should limit worker exposures to artificial flavors containing diacetyl and related chemicals by providing additional respiratory protection.

Partnership Teams Firefighters, Cancer ExpertsPartnership


A 2013 paper by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network recommended 11 immediate protective actions, including wearing the self-contained breathing apparatus from the first attack of a fire through the "overhaul" period where crews look for hidden fires; using wipes, immediately and while still on the scene, to clean soot from the head, neck, jaw, throat, underarms and hands; changing and washing clothes right after a fire and thoroughly showering; and cleaning gear such as gloves, hood and helmet immediately.

Second Stand-Down for Safety is SetSecond


According to OSHA, falls are still the leading cause of death in the construction industry, as hundreds of workers die each year and thousands more suffer catastrophic, debilitating injuries. Yet, lack of proper fall protection remains the most frequently cited violation by the agency.

Emerging PPE & Global News
3M will Continue to Focus on Oil & Gas Sector in KuwaitMMMOG


3M will continue to bring innovative solutions and products to Kuwait as it is focused on creating value for its customers through the 40+ technology platforms it owns in 3M, said Martin Parsons, Country Manager - Kuwait and Qatar, 3M Gulf, in an interview with Kuwait Times.

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