November 24, 2015
New ISEA Member (Ty-Flot) New

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, Ty-Flot

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.
Gateway Safety Supplies Broadening Line of Safety Glasses for Women, Providing Better Options to Fit the Female Profile
This issue is a particular concern in the construction industry and is easily among the top five hazards on any site, says Nate Bohmbach, senior project manager at Ergodyne in St. Paul, Minn. In the United States, struck by objects - which include objects falling from heights - are responsible for 10.1 per cent of deaths in the construction industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
Each year, more than 2,000 people are treated for burns and injuries from electrical arc flashes.
DSM Dyneema and ATG announced a cooperative agreement to combine technology platforms using Dyneema Diamond Technology for workplace hand protection.
Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, has been awarded a 2015 "Excellence in Surgical Product (ESP) Award" in the Apparel Category. The first place win recognizes the technology innovation of its GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive surgical gloves.
To help encourage safety at work, Magid has created a new infographic that helps safety managers and workers discover common work-related injuries, costs and prevention options.

Air Liquide has reached an agreement to acquire Airgas, Inc. in a game-changing combination that strengthens Air Liquide's global leadership position, offers new opportunities to Airgas' customers and delivers significant value to shareholders.
U.S. employers face complex challenges ranging from the estimated $263 billion economic burden of worker injuries and illnesses to a rapidly changing workforce and the costly consequences of work-related stress and chronic disease management.
The major challenge in managing cardiac arrest in a  firefighter on the fireground is not only the environment but the mass of equipment-personal protective equipment (PPE) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)-that a firefighter wears.  
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA ABP 10-2015 Arc Flash Analysis-Utility System Parameters Critical for Accurate PPE.
Why do some safety programs create real change within their organizations, when others don't seem to make a significant difference? Often, the answer is effective employee involvement.
These guidelines are intended to help employers establish health and safety management plans at their workplaces. Key principles include finding and fixing hazards before they cause injury or illness, and making sure that workers have a voice in safety and health.
OSHA recently released its Fall 2015 Regulatory Agenda, which details the agency's plans for 2016. OSHA now anticipates releasing its final rule for crystalline silica for general industry and construction in February 2016. 
The dust-up over silica is one piece of a stealth attack against a broad range of consumer, safety and environmental regulations - all part of Washington's never-ending budget brinkmanship. 
3M Saudi Arabia announced its participation at the Saudi Arabia International Oil & Gas Exhibition (Saoge), which opened today at Dammam in Saudi Arabia. It also unveiled the opening of its Customer Experience Centre (CEC) in Dammam, dedicated to the oil and gas industry.

See Me was designed for the specific purpose of visually highlighting individuals involved in outdoor recreational activities as well as including those working in construction such as on road crews, law enforcement and military staff, etc., particularly during nighttime or in darkened environments.

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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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