October 28, 2015
In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update 
Emerging PPE & Global News
Network with industry peers, and hear from the following guest speakers: OSHA chief  Dr. David Michaels; David Goch, Partner at leading Washington DC law firm Webster, Chamberlain & Bean on new labor laws and the implications to employers and government contractors; Leann Paradise, Manager of External Relations from the National Manufacturers Association (NAM) on building political power without a PAC, and Howard Fineman, political analyst for NBC and MSNBC and the Global Editorial Director of the Huffington Post.
Safety Industry & Member News
Fall protection compliance remains a problem across the country. What are the main barriers to compliance? And what are fall protection manufacturers doing to help?

Some of the recent actions the company has taken include training customs officers to recognize illegitimate labeling to help seize counterfeits, working with appropriate authorities to conduct raids, and moving to take down websites that promote illegitimate products. 

Latchways has developed two different test rigs as part of its rigorous and always developing programme to confirm the quality of its products. Both rigs use TorqSense transducers from Sensor Technology in Banbury as the main means of measuring the critical test parameters. 

No fall protection equipment - regardless of how effective - can save an employee unless it is correctly selected for the job application and used properly.

Safe Reflections announced a distribution agreement with Bamatex/Rudholm, Europe's leading source for trims and embellishments for the apparel industry.

 Worldwide Protective Products Adds Dyneema Diamond Technology in Spun Yarn Form to Protective Gloves PortfolioDyneema
Worldwide Protective Products and DSM Dyneema announced completion of a technology licensing agreement enabling Worldwide to bring to market protective work gloves made with Dyneema┬« Diamond Technology.

The Associated General Contractors of America and Carolinas Associated General Contractors have issued a 13-step plan aimed at reversing the trend of construction worker fatalities.

At least 4 million workers go to work each day in damaging noise and 10 million people in the United States have a noise-related hearing loss
Washington Update
OSHA Fines on Ashley Furniture to Reach $2.2 MillionAshley
Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. is facing its third round of 2015 employee safety violation fines from federal labor regulators after there were additional machining incidents at plants in Wisconsin.
Safety supplies includes masks, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, reflective vests and overalls. (NOTE: ISEA recently reached out to the local OSHA branch to offer assistance in educating over 50K residents on the importance of using safety equipment).

Training is the best defense against accidents and injuries. The proper use and adjustment of PPE might seem like an obvious remedy, but there are right ways and wrong ways to use them. 

Hosted by the NIOSH office for Total Worker Health, the National Center for Productive Aging and Work will help employers address the needs and challenges of aging workers by providing them with interventions and best practices.

Up to 17 percent of nurses in cancer clinics across the state of Michigan are exposed each year to hazardous drugs and only half of nurses use the protective equipment as recommended.

Progress on miner safety has been made, but the Mine Safety and Health Administration needs to make further improvements to prevent injuries and fatalities, according to employers and stakeholders.
Emerging PPE & Global News
Scott Safety took part in the"Beyond Blue Lights" program produced by ITN Productions in partnership with the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA). 

Capital Safety will present its extensive offering in fall protection equipment at ADIPEC, the global oil and gas exhibition and conference, 9 -12 November in Abu Dhabi.
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Lydia BaughFor more information on policy related questions please contact Dan Glucksman at 703-525-1695.
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