May 7, 2015 

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ISEA News
Safety Industry & Member News
ISEA News

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

 Capital Safety Acquires Python SafetyPython

 

"We are very excited to have Python Safety become part of Capital Safety. This acquisition is a natural extension for us and in line with our continued commitment to bringing workers home safely," said Stephen Oswald, CEO, Capital Safety. "Struck-by falling objects is a leading cause of injury for workers and Python Safety's portfolio of products are designed to prevent tools and equipment from falling. This deal enables us to bring a broader range of solutions to our customer base and helps them keep their employees safe." 

Capital Safety Offers Fall Protection Demonstration During OSHA's National Safety Stand-DownCapOSHA

 

Capital Safety, a global leader in fall protection for construction and other high-risk fields, announced the kick-off of a national, 10-day fall protection and training program, Every Worker, Every Time, which is devoted to fulfilling the company's mission: To bring every worker at height home safely, every workday.

Deploying Multiple Thermal Imagers (Bullard)Bullard

 

In its simplest role, the thermal imager (TI) is all about increasing the efficiency and safety of the individual firefighter and the company as a whole. 

Ergodyne Refreshes ProFlex Supports Line of Wrist Supports, Wraps and SleevesErgodyne

 

Ergodyne announced a 2015 refresh and enhancement to their ProFlex® Supports Line. The updates are coming to ProFlex® Wrist Supports, ProFlex® Wrist Wraps, ProFlex® Knee Sleeves, as well as ProFlex® Elbow Support and Sleeves and will complete the full line overhaul that was kicked off by Back Supports in 2013.

3M, Ryan Companies Collaborate on Safety Stand-Down for Fall ProtectionMMMRyan

 

To help raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in the construction industry, 3M and Ryan Companies US, Inc. are participating in OSHA's National Fall Protection Stand-Down May 4-15. The Stand-Down is a two-week time period for construction workers to focus on the importance of fall protection and prevention in the construction industry just as summer construction season ramps up.

Integrated Self-Rescue Belt for the Air-Pak X3 SCBA (Scott Safety)ScottInt

 

Scott Safety has taken the advice, recommendations, and demands of firefighters and used them to redesign its self-rescue belt to enhance its performance and safety on the fireground. 

Scott Safety Launches NFPA-Compliant Thermal Imaging CameraScottCamera

 

The X380N NFPA-compliant thermal imager, powered by ISG technology, provides a combination of technology, lightweight design, and robust features to enhance situational awareness. 

Loud Subways are More Than Just Annoying-They're Hazardous to Your Hearing (Honeywell Safety Products)Loud

 

Brad Witt, the hearing conservation director at Honeywell Safety Products, said that blasts of loud noise from an aging subway system is bad for hearing health, along with the cacophony from the street or in particular jobs.

Honeywell Introduces Fibre-Metal Roughneck P1 Full-Brim Fiberglass Hard Hat for Heavy Duty Head Protection Even in Extreme TemperaturesHoneywell

 

Honeywell announced the Fibre-Metal Roughneck P1 Hard Hat, a full-brim, fiberglass hard hat designed to provide heavy duty head protection even in extreme temperatures. The P1 is the latest addition to Honeywell's Roughneck series of injection-molded fiberglass hats and caps.

Washington Update

OSHA Publishes Final Rule on Confined Spaces in ConstructionOSHA


U.S. construction workers who labor in attics, crawl spaces, pits, boilers and other confined spaces will have new protections as of Aug. 3, under a new federal rule.

Coordination of contractors, continuous monitoring, and more rigorous inspection are among the requirements of the first new federal rule for confined-space work in construction.

Employer Safety Groups Release U.S. Worker Fatality DatabaseEmployer

 

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) released the U.S. Worker Fatality Database with information about workers who died on the job in 2014. The database also includes accompanying maps and infographics. The database is the largest open-access data set of individual workplace fatalities ever collected in the United States.

OSHA Unveils New 'It's The Law' PosterPoster

 

"This poster emphasizes a very important principle when it comes to prevention - that every worker has a voice," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. "Workers need to know their rights and be able to use their rights, without fear of retaliation, when they believe that their safety or health is at risk." 

Senator Al Franken Introduces Protecting America's Workers ActAL

 

U.S. Senator Al Franken, the top Democratic Senator on the Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, introduced legislation to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Emerging PPE & Global News

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

 

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

 New 3M Product Paves the Way for Improved Occupational Health (UK) MMMNew

 

3M has launched a revolutionary new product to help prevent workers from being exposed to certain harmful organic gases and vapors, at an event dedicated to improving health in the workplace.

Grainger Appoints Australian DistributorGrainger

 

Grainger announced IndustryFriend as its new Australian distributor. IndustryFriend offers Australian customers the ability to purchase from over 4,300 globally recognised brands that make up the Grainger product range. Product categories include HVAC and refrigeration, material handling, safety, cleaning, pneumatics, motors, hand tools, electrical and more.

Techtextil and Texprocess 2015: Frankfurt as Center for Wearables and Smart TextilesTextiles

 

Techtextil and Texprocess offer the world's largest range of innovative materials and cutting edge technologies. The entire textile value added chain from fibre to logistics is represented in Frankfurt. 

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