May 4, 2016

ISEA, the leading association for personal protective equipment and technologies, and ANSI-accredited standards developing organization, is pleased to welcome Hammerhead Industries as its newest member.

ISFP works with safety professionals around the world to create and improve access to 
a full range of fall protection information.  ISEA members interested in attending the Symposium are eligible for a reduced registration rate.

As one of the leading suppliers of safety equipment to firefighters, Scott Safety embraces its commitment to give back to the communities it serves. 

Penton's New Equipment Digest Announces the 2016 Innovation Award Winners (Ergodyne) ergo

Twenty finalists for the award were selected from over 2,000 new product innovations 
featured in New Equipment Digest over the past year. 

Kimberly-Clark Implements IoT-Based App for Facilities Managers kcp

The team at Kimberly-Clark Professional claim initial tests of the app have helped 
customers reduce the amount of supplies used in the restroom by up to 20%, and 
the app is now available in North America, with plans to expand internationally over 
the course of 2016.

Safety Stand-Down: 3M Capital Safety Helps OSHA Bring National 
Focus to Fall Prevention MMM

Since May 2014, fall protection and safety leaders across the country have 
rallied to support  OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down

The ASTM International Board of Directors unanimously voted to make the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) a subsidiary of ASTM International.

"A developer and contractor that hire this company are truly rolling the dice on 
worker safety," said Nicholas DeJesse, director of the agency's Philadelphia office. 
"Amid the hazards we have cited, two Berlin Builders' employees suffered falls in 2015. 
This employer must make immediate changes before something worse happens."

Construction Industry Employers, Workers to Emphasize Safety in 
2016 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls, May 2-6 stand

OSHA, more than 2 million workers and thousands of employers nationwide will 
participate in 2016's   Stand-Down events. The agency launched its first National 
Safety Stand-Down to  Prevent Falls in 2014. 
Thousands of companies and more  than 2.5 million workers  took part in the 
Stand-Down in 2015, making it the largest occupational safety event 
ever hosted.

A typical Stand-Down allows companies to stop work at a designated time to 
discuss and demonstrate how to the best prevent falls, and to encourage workers 
to apply these methods consistently. OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down web 
page provides free information  on how to:
-       Conduct an event.
-       Receive a certificate of participation after the event.
-       Access educational and training resources, including fact sheets in both English 
        and Spanish. 

The alert states that hazards can arise during handling, storing and moving materials. 

Not all employers and operators understand what constitutes a "confined space", nor the dangers associated with working in such environments. 

NIOSH is calling for a health and safety clause in every Collective Agreement (CA) 
to reduce hazard risks in the workplace.

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!

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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