The Fall Meeting is ISEA's largest national meeting. It is a time for product groups and committees to do the essential work of the association - developing standards, formulating policy positions and planning for the future. This year, ISEA will honor retired IAFF legend Richard Duffy with the Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award, at the association's annual Award Dinner. 

ISEA is seeking public comment on draft revisions to its voluntary consensus standards for high-visibility safety apparel and hand protection selection. 
Magid, a leading manufacturer and supplier of safety solutions and personal protective equipment (PPE), accepted the IEDA award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.  With the win, Magid becomes the third business in the Romeoville area to receive the award in the last seven years.

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP) has recently broken ground on a multimillion-dollar expansion of its PRI Industries, Inc. (PRI) manufacturing facility in Chaska, MN. 

Proposed changes have been submitted for both the ANSI/ISEA 105 Hand Protection Selection Criteria and the EN 388 European regulatory standard for protective gloves. Everyone involved in the design, development, and specification of cut-resistant apparel and PPE needs to understand the impact of these changes on their selection and purchasing decisions.

Scott Safety, a Tyco business and global leader in innovative protective equipment and safety devices, announced the introduction of the Air-Pak SCBA NFPA 2013 Compliant Upgrade Kit.

Leveraging Gentex Corporation brands to deliver innovative technology for unprecedented safety and protection for aircrew

The final step is testing whether the selected respirator suits the workers themselves.

Radians Launch New RWG555 CE Cut 5, ANSI Cut 4 Glove, New Respirator Wipes, Lens Cleaning TowelettesRadians
Radians announce the launch of the RWG555, their new CE Cut 5, ANSI Cut 4 glove. The glove also meets European EN 388:2003 standards for Abrasion Resistance, Blade Cut, Tear, and Puncture (4 5 4 3), as well as their new respirator wipes (RW-100), including an alcohol free version (RWAF-100).

Airgas, Inc. has received a 2015 Supplier Excellence Award from HealthTrust, an organization committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions.
National Institute of Justice funding supports research to i mprove ways to detect and analyze evidence at fire scenes

The high cost of the proper fall protection equipment and the training required to properly wear and use the equipment in the performance of one's duty is a major concern for many in the construction industry.

U.S. construction spending rose in September to the highest level in 7-1/2 years as both private and public outlays increased, suggesting a modest upward revision to the third-quarter GDP growth estimate.

In May, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed guidance document for its personnel on complying with Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. The document is not yet finalized, however, it does offer insights into how OSHA and other agencies within the DOL intend to interpret and act upon the Order. 

"Falls remain the leading cause of death and injury on construction sites. It is inexcusable for employers to not provide fall protection," said Eric Brooks, OSHA's area director in Bismarck. "Despite being previously cited for exposing workers to these hazards, Lorz Construction has yet to commit to its legal responsibility to protect workers on the job."

With construction-related work deaths on the rise, city investigators are discreetly appearing at job sites and arresting workers with fake safety training cards

A newly funded research project aims to determine if current methods are sufficient for removing toxins from firefighters' personal protective equipment.
UBM India announced the launch of the 4th Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) India in Mumbai November 26 and 27, at the Bombay Convention Center. The event will bring together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials to exchange global best practices and seek solutions for challenges pertaining to workplace safety and health.

This acquisition strengthens their specialized solutions and services offering in Ontario while presenting an opportunity to start exploring the American market.

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

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