March 30, 2016

Wearable technologies are slowly entering the PPE market, with the promise of improving worker productivity, better safety and long term cost-savings through active prevention of accidents. Our panelists will discuss promising opportunities and market drivers, compliance and data privacy challenges, and difficulties faced by manufacturers of smart products in meeting safety standards.  Click here  for more information or  Register Now!

ISEA, the leading association for personal protective equipment and technologies, and
ANSI-accredited standards developing organization, is pleased to welcome A-Med Supply
as its newest member.

The Z87 Committee on Safety Eye and Face Protection, which is administered by ISEA
and accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is seeking consensus body participants.

TheFireStore Becomes MSA Distributor for Virginia fire
TheFireStore, the leading source for firefighting equipment and supplies, recently 
announced that it is now an authorized MSA distributor to over 600 fire departments in 
the state of Virginia.

While most of the sessions took place in classroom settings, also popular was 
a workshop on the tradeshow floor by Dave Malcomson of Capital Safety, Red Wing, 
Minnesota. Malcomson didn't just talk safety he enlisted his audience in some hands-on 
training in proper selection and use of safety equipment. 

National Safety Apparel is pleased to introduce the Hybrid FRâ„¢ line of  flame resistant 
hi-vis  safety apparel. This line combines high visibility and dark fabric to provide a new 
look for those required to wear hi-vis protective garments. 

Industry insiders discuss what's new and offer advice on hearing protection.

One of the most important questions to consider on any jobsite is "how well can others 
see me?" Wearing the proper amount of high-visibility apparel and, in many cases, 
the proper color can mean the difference in going home - or not.

The donation of PPE reinforces the corporate partnership between the industrial gas 
corporation and the school's welding program, after donating shielding gas to the course 
in 2015.

Wearables and Smart Technologies for Industrial Environment--A PPE Perspective 
(Report available for purchase) wearables

This study outlines the developments in smart and wearable technologies in the global 
PPE market. It discusses what is smart for the PPE market and what kind of developments 
can benefit the end users in overcoming some of the challenges associated with traditional 

End-user Preferences and Manufacturer Dynamics Transforming Distributor Landscape(Report available for purchase) dist

In light of the rapid global expansion of PPE manufacturers and changing customer 
preferences, PPE distributors are pushed to adopt new innovative business solutions 
that can serve customers better. 

Zevado offers extensive experience with multiple equipment brands in product 
commissioning, ANSI Z358.1 annual inspections and training, repairs, warranty 
support,  and preventative maintenance to enable facilities to provide properly functioning, 
ANSI  compliant, equipment to employees. 

The rule updates references in OSHA's Eye and Face Protection Standards to recognize 
the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Z87.1-2010 Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face 
Protection Devices while deleting the outdated 1986 edition of that same national 
consensus standard. 

The U.S. Department of Labor's  final rule on silica exposure  is receiving a welcome 
reception from industry groups.

The safety of communication tower workers is an issue that has been growing nearly as 
fast as the rate at which new cellular and data towers have been appearing throughout the country.

3M's manufacturing plant in Aycliffe, has been acclaimed as one of the world's most ethical companies for the third year running.

As the construction sector in Australia strives to improve safety, the use of intelligence 
gained through sensors embedded in personal protective equipment (PPE) is emerging 
as a critical area of opportunity.

MID readers, thank you for making ISEA's MID a Constant Contact All-Star. The MID has one of the highest open rates and click-though rates in the industry!

Send company events and important announcements to include in the MID to 
Lydia Baugh.   For more information on policy related questions please contact Dan Glucksman 
at 703-525-1695.

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