November 16, 2015
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) announces that 36 safety equipment marketing and sales professionals have been awarded the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) designation.
Organization will accept feedback until November 23
ISEA is conducting a short survey to determine how we can best serve the needs of our safety professionals. Your input can help the association improve Education and Training Services. 
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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.

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 companies-D3O, the UK-based developer of smart materials specializing in impact protection and shock absorption, and leading U.S. distributor, Airgas- to the association's group of safety industry leaders.
Developed in close cooperation with audiologists and safety professionals, Honeywell's new Howard Leight Hearing Conservation Toolbox mobile application for iPad ( is an easily accessible point-of-use resource of interactive tools and educational materials for safety managers to use in support of workplace hearing safety programs.

ASSE attendees and ISHN readers award products in three separate PPE categories
DSM Dyneema expects Black Dyneema fiber to extend the use of Dyneema in existing applications, and to take it into totally new markets.

Overall, 498 respondents participated in the surveys and questionnaires.  Most (67%) hail from corporations with annual revenue over $1 billion; 69% work for companies with global operations.   Among the 35 research participants are 3M, John Deere and Caterpillar, Pfizer, Honeywell, and Six Sigma certification pioneer General Electric Co.
These five America's Safest Companies winners represent the oil and gas, contracting, environmental surveying, drilling and aviation industries.

Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of about 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors.
Unguarded balcony and lack of fall protection caused the death of a Dallas construction worker, OSHA finds.
"When an employer fails to put up a guardrail or scaffolding, or doesn't provide personal fall-arrest systems, anyone working at a height of 6 feet or more is defenseless against a fall. OSHA will not tolerate this kind of employer behavior," says assistant secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels.  
Employers are well-advised to:
  • Ensure that safety programs are comprehensive and up to date
  • Ensure that employees receive all necessary safety training, can demonstrate that they understood the training, and that all training is well-documented
  • Assess the workplace for hazards and address any identified hazards as quickly as possible
  • Talk with union representatives or employees at non-unionized facilities about their safety concerns and address any bona fide concerns as quickly as possible
Over 3,000 current and former employees were named in the suit brought against the company for failing to pay employees overtime for putting on personal protective equipment and taking it off.
The announcement says the global and domestic health care response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa revealed the weaknesses of current PPE used by health personnel. 
The Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is making a respirator concept available for license under the Easy Access IP scheme.
Shining the spotlight on high visibility and fluorescent textiles.

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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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