November 10, 2015

ISEA, the leading association for personal protective equipment and technologies, and ANSI accredited standards developing organization, is pleased to announce the addition of new member company, National Safety Apparel.

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) will honor Richard (Rich) Duffy, renowned fire safety expert, and retired Assistant to the General President for Occupational Medicine, Health and Safety for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), with the prestigious Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award, at the association's Award Dinner on Dec. 2 at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Va.
Acquisition Announcement (Sellstrom Manufacturing)Sellstrom
Sellstrom Manufacturing Co., is pleased to announce the sale of the company to the JET Group, a wholesale manufacturer of tools, equipment and safety products, based in Vancouver, Canada.
Initiatives include innovative products and services to improve performance of key manufacturing, maintenance and repair processes.
The awards are designed to recognize innovative glove designs from DuPont™ Kevlar® licensees who are meeting evolving marketplace needs. 
Honeywell and Intel demonstrated a prototype of a personal connected safety solution for industrial workers and first responders that would reduce workplace injury and improve productivity. 
Smart software and robots are not poised to wipe out large numbers of American jobs, but technology-driven automation will affect most every occupation and can change work, according to new research from McKinsey.
There is a good reason why, if you Google "flame resistant clothing," up pops about 1,160,000 results.  As with other personal protective clothing (PPE) such as respirators and fall protection,  FR clothing can be literal life savers.

A wide number of potential factors drive companies to look for a new WMS solution, here are 10 different logistics scenarios.
OSHA Fines to Rise for First Time Since 1990Fines
Even after expected increase of up to about 80%, workplace-safety fines to be tiny compared to those issued by other agencies.
The House of Representatives Nov. 5 voted 363 to 64 to approve legislation that would reauthorize the federal highway and public transportation programs through FY 2021.  
Federal safety and health officials have proposed fines totaling $407,400 for the  citations.
APHA warns of 'unimaginable' impact if next threat easily spreads.
Jenn Raymond, senior marketing executive at 3M, said: "Our aim was to turn all the expertise and knowledge from our online platform into a live event. From this, we hoped to encourage even more health and safety professionals to join our 2,500 strong online community of like-minded individuals."
The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive 89/686/EEC is over 20 years old and is, therefore, being updated to reflect the new technologies that are now employed in bringing PPE to market. 
One of the country's most senior gardaí has backed a proposal by a consultation group to make it compulsory for pedestrians and cyclists to wear high-visibility jackets during the hours of darkness.

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Lydia Baugh.   For more information on policy related questions please contact Dan Glucksman at 703-525-1695.

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