March 23, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
ISEA Seeks Consensus Panel Participants for Limited Revision of ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2014 Standard on Workplace First Aid KitsZ308


Recently, ISEA published a revised edition of the voluntary industry standard on workplace first aid kits and supplies.  This revision, designated ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2014 was approved by ANSI in January 2015 and copies of published document have been made available.   Since that time, ISEA has been made aware of a technical issue that must be addressed immediately in order to preserve the integrity of the standard.  ISEA must conduct a limited revision, subject to all standard development processes required by ANSI, to resolve this issue.

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
NFPA 70E Changes - Magid InfographicMagid


With the upcoming AR/FR changes going into effect April 1, Magid produced an infographic to help simplify the standards and ratings. 

PIP Names New Executive Team MembersPIPstaff


Anthony Di Giovanni becomes VP of global marketing; Sean Weil is named CFO.

How to Properly Put on a Miller Air Core Harness (Motion Industries, Honeywell Safety Products)Miller


Motion Industries has released the latest Tom's Toolbox video short, focusing on fall protection.

St. Paul Firefighter Seeks to Limit Coatings Linked to CancerFirefighter


Mark Dickinson wants to cut the risks for other firefighters by supporting Minnesota legislation to ban flame retardant chemicals suspected of increasing cancer risks.

Going to Work in Ohio Gets SaferSafeOhio


Increased focus on safety by employers and workers is a key reason why workers' compensation claims for companies and government agencies covered by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation have fallen by nearly two-thirds since 1998.

One Year Later, Ebola Outbreak Offers Lessons for Next EpidemicEbola


The effort has been messy, inefficient and expensive, often lagging the epidemic's twists in tragic ways.

Washington Update

OSHA Issues Bulletins on PPE, Whistleblower Rights for Temp WorkersOSHAPPE


OSHA has released information bulletins on personal protective equipment and whistleblower protection rights as part of the agency's Temporary Worker Initiative.

Arkansas Worker Killed in 11-Foot FallArkansas


A 29-year-old steel erector died after falling 11 feet from a beam he was bolting into place on a job site in Little Rock, AR. In a police report obtained by, there was no mention of harnesses or nets being used at the job site.

Perez: VPP and SHARP are ImportantPerez


Perez fielded questions on a variety of workplace safety topics during the hearing, which was convened by the Education and the Workforce Committee.

National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week Safety Stand-Down Puts the Brakes on Injuries at Georgia Road SitesStanddown


Employers will voluntarily stop work on one designated day at construction sites to provide work zone safety training to road workers so they can protect themselves from the dangers of distracted drivers and injuries caused by passing vehicles, flying debris and other objects.

CSB Chairman Releases Safety Message Calling Attention to the Continued Need for Safety Improvements (Video)CSB


Safety Message from CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso on the 10th Anniversary of the BP Texas City Accident.

Small Manufacturers Weigh in on the Effect of OSHA RegsSmallMnf


Stringent regulations from agencies such as OSHA could increase employer costs without improving safety, employers testified March 18 during a hearing before the House Small Business Committee.

McDonald's Tells Workers to Put Mustard, Mayo, and Ketchup on Workplace InjuriesMcD


McDonald's employees filed 28 health and safety complaints with OSHA and state agencies against both franchise owners and corporate headquarters in 19 cities.

Roofing Contractor who Flouts Court Order Could Face JailRoofing


"This is scofflaw behavior by a serial violator who demonstrates contempt - not only for the law and the U.S. Court of Appeals, but for the safety and lives of his employees," said Maryann Medeiros, OSHA's area director in Maine. "What's especially disturbing is that many of the violations involve fall hazards, which are the primary cause of death in construction work, the industry in which Mr. Lessard and his companies operate."

Emerging PPE & Global News

Over 5,000 Visitors & 200 Exhibitors from 32 Countries Attended Global Security Asia 2015 (Scott Safety)Scott


The event showcased the latest trends and technologies in homeland security and addressed the key issues surrounding the ISIS threat to the region.

Don't Sacrifice Safety for Cost Savings - NIOSH Chief (Malaysia)NIOSH

NIOSH chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye cautioned that if accidents occurred, lives might be lost and productivity would be affected.

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