March 9, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News

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
Fall Protection Becomes Mandatory (Capital Safety)Capital


Workers who operate or maintain electric power generation equipment, or transmission or distribution lines will be affected by the new regulations. 

MSA's Custom Products SolutionsCustom


MSA's Custom Products group offers individually designed solutions for customer monitoring, control and data acquisition applications.

Takeaways From Grainger Show 2015Takeaways


CEO Jim Ryan says Grainger is focusing on its social media commitment, its e-Commerce channel and the continued agenda surrounding safety.

Universal Platform (Scott Safety)ScottATEX


According to Scott Safety, its new Meridian Fixed Gas Detector is the first truly universal device of its kind. The Meridian is ATEX approved and designed to support a range of toxic as well as combustible sensors.

Kimberly-Clark Professional Announces Aviation Collaboration with Eastman Chemical CompanyKCPEastman


Kimberly-Clark Professional will develop personal protective equipment specifically designed for use with products supplied by Eastman Aviation Solutions, along with future innovations that make chemical application as part of surface preparation and maintenance servicing tasks more efficient.

MCR Safety Launches New Glove with DuPont KevlarMCRKevlar


DuPont Protection Technologies and MCR Safety announced the launch of a new cut-resistant glove, "Memphis Orange" with Kevlar�. MCR Safety is promoting its products with DuPont technology under the new Dare Bigger? brand platform.

WPRC Announced New Members and Adds to Board of Directors (Gentex Corporation)Gentex


The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) announced the latest additions to its membership and has added a new director to its Board of Directors. The new members include several leading companies in the warfighter equipment and clothing industry.

DSM Dyneema Named Pitt County Industry of the YearDSMPitt


The Pitt County Development Commission, which selected DSM, says in addition to financial investment in the area, DSM has demonstrated a commitment to the community through educational partnerships with e-ECU, as well as safety and wellness programs for employees.

Portacool Recognized as Outstanding Supplier by GraingerPortacool


Portacool LLC, a manufacturer of portable evaporative cooling products, announced that it was presented with Grainger's 2014 Partners in Performance Award. 

Global Personal Protective Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 55,509.1 Million by 2020: Transparency Market ResearchMarket


According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Personal Protective Equipment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Trend, Size, Share and Forecast, 2014 - 2020," the global personal protective equipment market was valued at USD 33,952.5 million in 2013 and is expected to reach USD 55,509.1 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 7.3% from 2014 to 2020.

ANSI Announces Forum and Committee Leadership for 2015ANSIComm


ANSI announced leadership of its member forums, policy committees, and program oversight committees for 2015. Elected each year for up to 3 one-year terms, forum chairs serve as ex-officio members of ANSI Board of Directors.

Washington Update

NIOSH Publications and Initiatives Cover Fall Safety, Ebola, Wearable Technologies, MoreNIOSH


NIOSH launched publications and initiatives dealing with worker exposure to silica, construction falls, respirator use, MSDs in manufacturing, Ebola, how workplace safety and health initiatives contribute to business success, wearable technologies and more.

OSHA Resources to Prevent Deadly Job Accidents StrainedOSHAresources


While trying to combat a troublesome trend in Ohio of rising deaths on the job, the resources of federal work safety investigators are more strained than ever, said Cincinnati Area OSHA Director Bill Wilkerson.

Construction Employment Levels to SurgeSurge


Construction employment is set to shift into high gear, growing 29 percent by 2022, compared to just 11 percent in all other industries, according to a new analysis.

Announcement - Commerce Trade Official to Lead 11 U.S. Companies on Safety and Security Trade Mission to Morocco, Algeria, and EgyptITA


WASHINGTON - U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis Marcus Jadotte is leading 11 U.S. companies on a safety and security trade mission to Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt, March 4-12. The mission, with stops in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco; Algiers, Algeria; and Cairo, Egypt, will be Jadotte's first trade mission since becoming Assistant Secretary.


"The safety and security product and services sectors are in high demand in this region," said Assistant Secretary Jadotte. "I am pleased to lead this impressive group of U.S. companies that offer world-class products and services to strengthen security and provide enhanced safety to citizens in North Africa. This trade mission will enhance our commercial relationships with these important trading partners, encourage economic growth, and advance President Obama's commitment to increasing U.S. trade with Africa."


Representatives from the following U.S. companies participated in the trade mission:

1.Comm Port Technologies, Inc., - Cranbury, N.J.

2.Galaxy Control Systems, Walkersville, Md.

3.Gichner/Kratos Modular Systems Division, Dallastown, Pa.

4.Lenco Armored Vehicles, Pittsville, Mass.

5.Louisiana State University-National Ctr for Biomedical Research & Training, Baton Rouge, La.

6.Morpho Detection, LLC., Wilmington, Mass.

7.Motorola Solutions, Inc., Washington, D.C.

8.Navajo Fabrics, Westerly, R.I.

9.NBC Security, Great Falls, Va.

10.Prism Lighting Services, LLC., Jacksonville, Fla.

11.Tactical Electronics Corporation, Melbourne, Fla.


Mission participants will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to the region. Participating firms will get the chance to partake in one-on-one appointments with potential buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners; meetings with state and local government officials and industry leaders, and networking events.


This trade mission advances President Obama's National Export Initiative, which aims to support economic and job growth. For additional information on trade missions, please visit

Emerging PPE & Global News
Protective Industrial Products Expands Sales Force in CanadaPIPCanada


Driven by growth and as a testament to our long term commitment to Canada, PIP has reunited Mario Miron and John Harrison with Dan Lessard to lead the PIP sales effort from coast-to-coast. 

Creating Robotic Protective Clothing for Use in Extreme EnvironmentsRobotic


Both PPE and Robotic Protection are designed with the same idea in mind, to protect the operator. The difference is that Robotic Protection needs to be designed to withstand highly repetitive motions in very abusive environments.

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