May 18, 2015 

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Safety Industry & Member News

ISEA Members Elected Officers and Board Members at the 2015 Executive SummitBoard


Eric Beck, executive director of strategic marketing of MSA Safety was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) at the association's annual Executive Summit in San Antonio, Texas. Sheila Eads, president and chief executive officer of ERB Industries, was elected Vice Chairman.

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 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

William M. Lambert Elected Chairman of MSA Safety Inc.MSA


The Board of Directors of MSA Safety Inc., announced the election of William M. Lambert to the position of Chairman, succeeding John T. Ryan III, who will continue as a Director of the company.   

New Uvex HudroShield Lens Coating from Honeywell Delivers Revolutionary Anti-Fog and Scratch Resistance ResultsUvex


Honeywell introduced Uvex HydroShield? anti-fog lens coating, a groundbreaking technology that delivers up to 60 times longer fog-free protection and two times greater scratch resistance than competitive anti-fog coated products.

PIP Launches Two New Lines of Cut Protection GlovesPIP


PIP and DSM Dyneema have partnered together to launch the most comprehensive line of cut resistant gloves available which use the new Dyneema Diamond Fiber Technology. 

DSM Dyneema Acquires Cubic Tech to Extend into High-Performance FabricsDSM


DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Dyneema fibre, has acquired Cubic Tech Corporation, a privately owned company, based in Mesa, AZ. 

Clear Lens Eyewear (Encon Safety Products)Encon


Encon Safety Products has introduced the Bones Xtreme I, clear lens eyewear, which features a wrap-around lens design with optical polycarbonate lens. 

Radians Arctic Cooling Gear for OutdoorsmenRadians


Radians is pleased to announce their entry into heat stress management through their new Arctic Radwear? cooling line that includes Headbands, Head Shades, Cooling Towels, and Neck Wraps.

Grainger Adds Safety Expertise, Resources for CustomersGrainger


Grainger - No. 3 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List - announced that nearly 40 additional Grainger team members earned the designation of Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP), as the company continues to expand its safety expertise in an effort to best serve its customers.

Disease-Free and Rid of Ebola-Liberia Reveals Effective Health Practices Against VirusEbola


"I don't want to call Ebola an opportunity, but we're using the experience of Ebola to try to rebuild our health systems," said President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

Washington Update

Fire Chief: More Gear NeededFire


The Covington Fire Department has to send their used gear off to a company in Austell, and then wait four to five days to get it back. If the fire fighters whose gear is sent out have to answer a call during those four or five days, they'll have to borrow gear from off-duty fire fighters due to the lack of a second set of turnout gear.

Air Force Puts Spotlight on Fall ProtectionAirForce


Air Force safety statistics indicated falls were responsible for 7,671 ground mishaps with injuries, including three fatalities, between fiscal years 2010 and 2014. These incidents resulted in 44,000 lost work days at a cost of more than $30 million. 

OSHA, NIOSH Release New Toolkit to Better Protect Hospital Workers from Transmissible DiseasesNIOSH


OSHA and NIOSH released the Hospital Respiratory Protection Toolkit, a resource for healthcare employers to use to protect hospital staff from respiratory hazards.

Cuomo Introduces Nail Salon Worker LegislationCuomo


Cuomo announced a set of administrative changes and new regulations that includes requiring salon owners to provide adequate masks, respirators, nitrile gloves and eye protection for workers.

Record Snowfall Highlights Why Fall Safety is a Year-Round ConcernRecord


OSHA inspectors found contractors who ignored hazards and had employees remove snow from roofs without using required fall protection.

Toxic Vapors have Killed Three Colorado Oil and Gas Workers, Nine in the U.S.Toxic


Harrison said medical examiners can sometimes miss signs of toxic inhalation during a routine autopsy, which is why some of the victims were thought to have died from natural causes. The recommendations include providing training of the proper use of respiratory protection and implementing engineering controls, including remote gauging and venting.

Emerging PPE & Global News

Regulatory Environment has Improved in the Middle East (DuPont)Dupont


Fire safety and protection is a rising concern among oil and gas companies in the Middle East, with industry professionals advocating for increased awareness and deployment of advanced technologies in equipment manufacturing.

3M Aiming to Increase Mining Sector Sales (South Africa)MMM

Mining forms an important part of all Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries' economies, and diversified technology company 3M aims to increase sales volumes in this sector by continually improving its product offering, says 3M South Africa and SADC MD Ismail Mapara.

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