May 25, 2016

Two standards initiatives are underway to provide end-users with much-needed information in selecting proper protective apparel.  ANSI/ISEA 201, American National Standard for Classification of Insulating Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments, is currently under revision. In addition, ISEA is developing a new standard for secondary flame-resistant garments. 

MSA Wins 2016 ISHN Readers' Choice Award in Two Categoriesmsa

The results are in that MSA won in two categories - (1) Fall Protection, 
SRLs and (2) Industrial Hygiene, 5/6 Sensor Multi-Gas Portables

Self-contained pressurized emergency eyewash stations from Encon are 
the perfect solution for plant turnarounds and for areas lacking plumbed potable water. 

Hand injuries are among the leading causes of work-related injury. 
The good news is that they can be prevented by wearing appropriate protective gloves. 

The company honored three promising students May 22 at the AIHce 
conference in Baltimore.

The Scarborough branch features the New England region's only fully-equipped 
fall protection training center. Capital Safety - NH Bragg's main fall protection 
supplier - uses the facility as a northeast training center.

Genuine Parts Company Announces Acquisition of Safety Products Supplier 
(Motion Industries) genuine

S.P. Richards Company, the Company's Office Products Group, has 
entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Safety Zone LLC ("Safety Zone").  

Standards for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies (ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015) 
are changing effective June 17, 2016.

The  Global High Visibility Apparel Industry 2016 Market Research Report 
is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the High Visibility Apparel industry.

Entry deadline extended to July 1, 2016. Winner announced July 25, 2016.

Among the violations OSHA cited: Personal protective equipment was not used 
by employees working with hazardous chemicals, and employees were not 
trained on what, when and how to use personal protective equipment.

OSHA wants you to know what it is, what it can do to you, and how to handle it safely.

Safety Equipment Testers are the Only Thing Coming Between SRP Linemen
40,000 Volts of Electricity safety

Each SRP worker is assigned as many as three sets of gloves of various thickness, 
depending on the type of work they do.

OSHA's final rule on preventing slips, trips and falls is scheduled for publication in 
August, according to the  spring regulatory agenda released May 18.

Despite drastic improvements to workplace health and safety over the years, 
occupational hazards remain all too high around the world, and in addition to the tragic 
human cost as a result of injury and death, it is also one of the biggest unnecessary 
expenses that employers face.

MID readers, thank you for making ISEA's MID a 2015 Constant Contact All-Star. The MID has one of the highest open rates and click-though rates in the industry! Let's keep it going for 2016!

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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