May 12, 2015 

In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
ISEA 2015 Executive Summit HighlightsES


The ISEA 2015 Executive Summit held May 3-5, at the JW Marriott Resort in San Antonio, Texas, was the association's 82nd annual meeting. Members heard from supply-chain consultants about the state of distribution; an update on the association's additional training opportunities from QSSP's Course Director; and short- and long-term economist forecasts to increase profitability from one of the country's most informed economist.

ISEA Offers Spanish Version of Popular Fall Protection Use, Selection GuideESP


ISEA has released a Spanish version of the association's popular Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide. The guide provides practical, hands-on guidance for fall protection users and administrators in their selection, use, maintenance and inspection of fall protection equipment.  The guide will help protect workers whose jobs expose them to fall hazards.

ISEA 2014-2015 Annual ReportAnnual


ISEA is pleased to announce the availability of the 2014-2015 Annual Report, "Protecting Workers. Supporting Members. Advancing Global Safety" which outlines the work and accomplishments from last year. To view the report, please click here.

Safety Industry & Member News

Gateway Safety Wins Top Prize in Two Categories in 2015 Reader's Choice AwardsGateway


Gateway Safety's Parallax™ and Swap® MAG Safety Eyewear won first place in ISHN's 2015 Reader's Choice Awards, the publication announced recently. Thousands of voters selected their favorite safety equipment solutions in an online voting forum through March and April. One product with the highest number of votes won from each category.

Scott Safety Leads the Way in SCBA TechnologyScott


"The relationships we have with our customers start and end with their safety first and foremost. As a company, we have always focused on the customer and their needs as the first step in every product development initiative," says Tony Pickett, Scott Safety's Global Product Manager, Air Supplied. 

Rappelling Trick Shows Off Gear at OTC (3M)Rappelling


Steve Kosch, a fall protection and technical specialist with 3M, said his repeated rappelling demonstrated key attributes of the system, including its ability to help workers at high perches get down to safety, even when they are unconscious or injured.

Grainger Opens Oilfield Supply Branch In North DakotaGraingerOil


The new branch is 5,000 square feet and offers the Bakken region more than 1.4 million products. Grainger said the location at 3221 Highway 22 will be accessible 24/7 and locally stocks a wide range of inventory specifically tailored to businesses operating in the Bakken oil fields, including a comprehensive offering of safety products and services.

Assessing the Value of SafetyAssess


If you visit an equipment supplier with the goal of creating a safety system, they will sell you the equipment you need. Any supplier can sell you safety items. But is it the right stuff?  A safety controls integrator, however, will perform a complete risk assessment, engineer the system, and provide the correct safety equipment and supplies for you.

Washington Update
Lloyd Industries in Montgomery Township Fined More Than $800KLloyd


According to a press release from OSHA, there have been "40 serious injuries [at Lloyd Industries] since 2000. These injuries include serious lacerations as well as crushed, fractured, dislocated and amputated fingers."

OSHA Meeting Will Discuss Safety of Temporary WorkersOSHAmeeting


The meeting will continue discussions surrounding workplace safety and health issues as they relate to temporary workers as well as develop recommendations for the committee to consider.

2 Firms Liable in Fatal Fall at BaseBasefall


According to the citations, employees were working at the edge of the roof top 22 feet up, hoisting up materials and tools with a nylon rope.

Lack of Protective Equipment for Plant Electrician Results in 1st and 3rd Degree Burns After Arc FlashLack


An investigation by the Buffalo Area Office of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that Republic Steel failed to provide and ensure the use of effective face and hand protection by its employees.

U.S. Construction Industry Leaders Launch Safety WeekCSW


The construction industry, with roughly 10 million U.S. workers, is a driver of the economy and shaper of our local communities. Safety Week is supported by OSHA, the federal agency charged with ensuring safe working conditions.

Emerging PPE & Global News
Saving Lives and Reducing Injuries in Construction with Innovative Wearable TechnologiesWearable


Construction job site injuries account for 19.6%* of all U.S. work related fatalities and injuries. This includes falls, electrocution, repetitive stress, and temperature related injuries. Human Condition, a New York City based innovation think and do tank, wants to change this.

Saudi Safety & Security 2015 Exhibition Brings Together 3,000 Industry Experts (3M, UL)Saudi


Over 3,000 industry experts are expected to gather to attend this prominent event where they have the chance to experience the latest products and technologies showcased by over 60 exhibiting organizations. 

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