In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update 
Emerging PPE & Global News
  • Business Groups Urge Government to Consider Workplace Safety in Marijuana Rules (Canada)

Key highlights:
  • William G. Perry, CIH, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance on OSHA's current priorities
  • Dr. John Howard on NIOSH's Strategic Vision, and PPE-related research
  • Lynn L. Bergeson on Cal Prop 65 next steps, exemption, and labeling options for PPE manufacturers
  • Jonathan Karl, ABC News, Chief White House Correspondent, with an insider's view on Washington D.C.
  • Safety Trends and Policy panel discussion with leaders from Tesla Motors, Coeur Mining, Portland Cement Association and Aluminum Association
  • Honoring Daniel K. Shipp with the Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) will honor Daniel K. Shipp, Retired ISEA President and safety industry expert, with the 2017 Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award, at the association's Award Dinner on Nov. 29 at the Westin Arlington in Arlington, Va. ISEA presents the award each year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement and promotion of workplace safety and health.

ISEA Announces New Introduction to OHS and Advanced Arc Flash Safety Online Training Courses for Safety Sales Professionals

The  Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (IOHS) course is designed to introduce professionals to the fundamentals of workplace health and safety. Advanced Arc Flash Safety Training program is designed for safety sales professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the safety precautions involved in the electrical workplace. 

The online resource on safety equipment for storm cleanup focuses on proper use and selection of safety equipment and worker safety.


Wearing the right fall protection - and using it correctly - can save lives. However, many 
workers continue to die from fall-related injuries. Of the 937 fatalities that occurred in the construction industry in 2015, 350 were because of a fall to a lower level, OSHA states, 
adding that these deaths are preventable.  Here, industry insiders discuss what's new in 
the fall protection field and what's important to remember.

MSA Safety has elected Sandra Philips Rogers as a new board member. Rogers is group 
vice president, general counsel, chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Toyota Motor 
North America.

Since 2012, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has annually partnered with Globe 
and DuPont to provide fire departments in need with gear to better protect first responders. 

According to President Bill England, "Radians is honored to donate safety products that are essential to keeping workers and volunteers safe as they rebuild from in Houston, Florida, 
and Puerto Rico. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have caused enough hardship and 
suffering, and those rebuilding shouldn't have to worry about their personal safety."

Tony Pickett, Associate Director of Product Management - Industrial & M&CD, Scott Safety, 
takes us through the history and inner workings of the  ELSA Escape set.

CleanSpace Technology, a global manufacturer of powered air purifying respiratory 
protection, today announced that  Central Welding Supply, the Pacific Northwest's largest 
reseller of welding products, has joined its growing distribution network. 

It is often difficult for standards to anticipate and properly address new technology, 
particularly when various product elements begin to merge into one another. The desire to 
offer firefighters and other first responders new capabilities that improve their health and 
safety does have to be balanced against ensuring minimum levels of performance.


In a response to a letter from  International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) seeking clarification of who can conduct fall protection training, OSHA has indicated that fall 
protection trainers who are compliant with  ANSI/ASSE Z359 (fall protection/arrest) and  ANSI/ASSE Z490 (OSH training) will meet the definition of qualified in the agency's 
OSHA Issues Deadlines for Electronic Reporting of Injuries and Illness
OSHA issued its official  deadlines for tracking workplace injuries and illnesses. Employers 
in high-risk industries such as roofing, are required to electronically submit their 2016 
annual data from OSHA for 300A by Dec. 1.

"Some studies have shown that even a day or two of stubble can begin to reduce protection," NIOSH states in an entry posted Nov. 2 on its  Science Blog. "Research tells us that the 
presence of facial hair under the sealing surface causes 20 to 1,000 times more leakage compared to clean-shaven individuals."


"For any employer, what are their rights and responsibilities in the face of an employee 
who is under the influence of cannabis, and how is an employer supposed to be able to 
deal with that type of situation without compromising their business and their workplace?"


Send company events and important announcements to include in the MID to  Lydia Baugh.  
For policy related questions, please contact Dan Glucksman  at 703-525-1695.

Disclaimer Statement:
The Information provided in the Market Intelligence Digest (MID) also includes information derived from various third parties which may not be endorsed or supported by the ISEA, and does not necessarily reflect any policies, procedures, standards or guidelines of the ISEA, it mainly serves as a means to inform readers. Whilst the Information and the third party Information contained in the MID have been presented with all due care, the ISEA does not warrant or represent that the Information or the third party Information are free from errors or omissions.

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