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

Kelsey T. Shevlin of Columbus, OH, has won the 2017 Lincoln C. Bailey Memorial Scholarship presented by the ISEA.


Trends in Hearing Protection (Honeywell Safety Products, Protective Industrial

Workers: Don't limit your ability to hear

Fit-testing of hearing protection now allows a worker to try various hearing protectors to 
determine which type is most suitable.

It's been  used by Usain Bolt in the soles of his shoes at the 2016 Rio Olympics and D3O 
has teamed up with many global brands in sport, electronics, defense and industrial apparel.

Erin Craven is reinventing her marketing department, using centralization and automation 
to catch up to customers.

HexArmor gloves are made using SuperFabric - an advanced material which uses tiny 
guard plates adhered to high-performance fabrics. The result is superior protection 
against  puncture, cut and abrasion injuries.

This new brand is the result of the integration of the healthcare and life sciences activity of 
Airgas and Air Liquide Healthcare in the U.S.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently released its  2017 Safety Performance Report  to further the construction industry's understanding of how to make jobsites safer 


A new commentary published by the National Academy of Medicine suggests that FDA discontinue its oversight of filtering facepiece N95 respirators used in healthcare, and defer 
to NIOSH certification.  The authors note that acceptance of NIOSH as the sole agency for respirator certification would ensure that workers are protected, while simplifying selection, increasing the variety of respirators available, and reducing supply chain vulnerability during 
a pandemic or other health emergency. 

NIOSH is seeking information from facilities that stockpile N95 respirators and high-level 
protective surgical gowns as part of a research study that will examine how storage 
conditions affect the deterioration of personal protective equipment.

The team identified exposures to high noise among many workers in the HLPPs; between 
one-third to two-thirds of full-shift dosimetry measurements at each facility were over 85 dBA.
They also calculated an average annual HLPP costs of about $294/worker.  

One-hour events during National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3 to 7,
designed to train road workers about dangers.


A range of gloves embedded with sensors are being developed by Nottingham Trent 
University to help protect construction workers from exposure to vibration. The technology 
aims to alert wearers to when they experience vibrations likely to cause the likes of vibration 
white finger and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Thank you MID Readers!  ISEA Earns 2016 Constant Contact All Star Award
The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact's customer base, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their customer base and  drive results for their organization during the prior year. 

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