May 26, 2015 

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Safety Industry & Member News

Public Review Comments Being Accepted on Proposed Revision to Definitive Industry Standard on High-Visibility Safety ApparelISEARev


Members of the public and interested stakeholders are invited to provide comment on a proposed revision to the widely-accepted ANSI/ISEA 107 standard on high-visibility safety apparel.  

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.

Safety Industry & Member News

Free Webinar: Objects at Heights - State of the Risk (Ergodyne)Ergo


When the threat of dropped objects is part and parcel to the rigors of your routine, be sure to armor up with all the objects at heights know-how you need to make your work zone a Drops Free Zone?. 

New 3M E-A-Rfit Dual-Ear Hearing Protector Fit-Test Validation SystemValidation


3M E-A-Rfit Dual-Ear Validation System measures a worker's Personal Attenuation Rating with science-based, quantitative testing and helps employers identify the most appropriate hearing protection.

Safety Footwear (Honeywell Safety Products)Footwear


OLIVER Safety Footwear is uniquely suited for employees in the most extreme working conditions, including mining, oil and gas; heavy metal fabrication; and construction.

Ice Traction Products (Tingley Rubber Corp.)Tingley


Winter-Tuff lightweight and flexible ice traction products include hi-top and 10-inch boot styles that are injection-molded and 100-percent waterproof with 46 rust- and corrosion-resistant tungsten carbide studs for excellent slip resistance on ice and snowpack surfaces.

Convertible Bifocal Eyewear (Gateway Safety)Gateway


Swap MAG, a unique safety eyewear solution that converts from safety glasses to goggles, now has bifocal magnification.

UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Marks on Zimpex Protective Garments Used for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash FireUL


The clothing has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Safety Standard NFPA 2112. It is unknown if these garments comply with any safety requirements.

Washington Update

Bipartisan Support for Worker SafetyVPP


Leaders from the United States House of Representatives introduced legislation to codify the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), a safety and health program overseen by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). VPP prevents workplace injuries and fatalities while increasing productivity, employee engagement and lowering costs for companies and taxpayers.

Alfa Laval Faces $477,900 Safety FineAlfa


Federal investigators claim to have found five repeated and 45 serious violations on a range of health and safety issues at the company's Broken Arrow facility, including inadequate protection of workers from machinery, a lack of respiratory equipment and training for hazardous chemicals.

New Analysis Finds Too Many Employers Ignored OSHA AsbestosAsbestos


Scientists with Cardno ChemRisk, a scientific consulting firm, have published a paper on air quality compliance issues that may have raised the risk of mesothelioma for thousands of American workers. 

Emerging PPE & Global News
It's all in the Glove: Hand Safety Boosting Efficiency (Ansell, Australia)Ansell


According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, of the 531,800 persons who experienced a work-related injury between July 2013 and June 2014, 20% were sustained by hitting, being hit or cut by an object or vehicle.

Avon Protection Systems NH15 CBRN 15 Minute Escape Hood Receives Approval for CE MarkingAvon


The NH15 is the smallest, lightest weight escape hood available, specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of the NIOSH CBRN Air-Purifying Escape Respirator (APER) Standard, now also carries an Article 10 type -examination approval to BS8468-3.2:2009 type-1, under the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC for CE marking.

Capital Safety Launches New Delta Comfort Harness RangeCap


Incorporating many of the features from the original range, the new harnesses feature shoulder, back and leg padding. 

Excellence Canada's Healthy Workplace Standard Now Incorporates the National Psychological Standard (Kimberly-Clark Professional)KCP1


Excellence Canada and Kimberly-Clark Professional are pleased to announce the launch of the revised 2015 Healthy Workplace? Standard, a four-stage comprehensive strategy to guide organizations as they build and safeguard the physical and mental health and safety of their people.

Best Hand Protection for Aerospace Workers (Kimberly-Clark Professional, UK)KCP2


Kimberly-Clark Professional has introduced JACKSON SAFETY G29 Solvent Gloves, providing the perfect balance for protection and productivity in the aerospace industry.

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