March 30, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Congratulations to the Grainger Graduates of the March 2015 Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) ClassQSSP


Thirty-eight safety sales and marketing professionals completed the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) course March 16-20 in Durham, NC., an intensive week of training in technical and regulatory fundamentals of workplace safety and health. 

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

New Protective Clothing Regulations (MCR Safety)MCR


What are the implications of the new OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 regulation?

Fall Protection Systems Announces Partnership (Honeywell Safety Products)Honeywell


Effective March 23, Miller will become an authorized distributor of Fall Protection Systems Rigid Rail Kits. 

Eye Protection Coating (Bolle Safety)Bolle


Bollé Safety's newest eye protection innovation exceeds the requirements of all international standards, especially EN166 K and N option.

STAFDA Announces Convention Keynote Speakers, Theme (Protective Industrial Products)STAFDA


STAFDA has announced that Robin Roberts, Senior Vice President-Sales, Protective Industrial Products Inc. (PIP) will present the Associated (Manufacturer) State-of-the-Industry Address during the general audience session on Nov. 9.

Lend Us Your Ears (Honeywell Safety Products)Lend


Despite the ongoing industry-wide attention and investment in hearing conservation programs and engineering solutions, extreme noise levels and the potential for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) are still being encountered by workers throughout the metal fabrication industry.

Fall Protection Equipment Market - Global Market Size, Trends, Forecast to 2019 (Report Available for Purchase)FallPro


The Global Fall Protection Equipment Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 6 percent. North America leads this market as of 2014, accounting for a share of close to 38 percent, followed by Western Europe and the APAC region. As of 2014, the U.S. is the largest contributor of the market in terms of revenue.

Washington Update

USAID Taps Cornell to Advance Ebola Protective Garments (Kappler)USAID


In the war against Ebola, Cornell University - along with partners International Personnel Protection Inc. (IPP) and protective apparel manufacturer Kappler Inc. - will rethink, reimagine and re-engineer protective suits for health care workers on the front lines battling the life-threatening contagion.

OSHA Cites Florida Contractor with 17 Serious Safety Violations for Fall HazardsFlorida


OSHA claims the contractor exposed workers to falls of more than 200 feet due to improperly assembled scaffolding and improper securing to the building. 

Jacksonville Construction Company Endangering WorkersJacksonville


OSHA has issued several citations to Great White Construction Inc. for safety violations, including failure to install fall protection at construction sites.

OSHA Officials Underestimated Cost of Silica Rule for Construction IndustrySilica


A new report released by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) found that OSHA's proposed silica standards for U.S. construction industry will cost the industry $5 billion per year, roughly $4.5 billion per year more than OSHA's estimates.

OSHA Ironing Out Inspection Protocol Under New Serious Incident Reporting ChangeReporting


The goal of the policy is to standardize which types of reports would trigger an onsite investigation versus other types of interventions.

OSHA Issues New Temporary Worker BulletinsBulletins


The two most recent bulletins cover PPE and Whistleblower Protection Rights.

Emerging PPE & Global News

Retooling for Sustained Business Growth (3M Safety)MMMChina


The diversified industrial conglomerate recently set up a new customer technical center in Chengdu, Sichuan province, and said it would step up investment in the country.

International CollaborationCSSE


The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) is in the preliminary stages of potentially launching a global version of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. If this gets the green light, the global health and safety week could launch as early as 2016. 

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