Incidence of work-related injuries in general have shown declining trends in recent years. Incidents that produce more serious or fatal injuries have not.  This presentation will explore those trends and their impact using the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.
The presenters will introduce a unique approach for assessing & reducing risk for serious injury/fatalities and, through Q & A discussion with attendees, examine the unique role of protective equipment in mitigating high severity risk scenarios.  Learn more about the presenters and register for the Fall Meeting.

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Trends in Women's PPE (3M Safety, ArcWear, ERB Safety, Ergodyne, Gateway Safety
Honeywell Industrial Safety, MCR Safety, National Safety Apparel, Protective Industrial
Products, Radians) 

Using the Right Stuff Linemen are Better Off Choosing Latest and Safest (3M Fall Protection)

Leading makers of fall protection and safety equipment have developed new tools to 
push the limits of traditional equipment, like body belts, while offering more comfort and functionality than ever.


One of the growing trends in PPE has been the migration from general purpose and 
commodity gloves (such as standard leather gloves) to cut-resistant gloves. 


WernerCo announces the release of an expanded portfolio of Self Retracting 
Lifelines (SRLs), including the compact retractable Bantam6. 


Kimberly-Clark Professional, in collaboration with The Association for the Healthcare 
Environment (AHE), has named the recipient of the 2016 Heart of Healthcare Award.


"Ahead of appearance and comfort should always be effectiveness," said Andy Olson, 
product director at Ergodyne. "Something that looks good or is comfortable or both but 
doesn't effectively protect a worker is both useless and dangerous.


The right equipment should include protective eyewear, ear plugs or masks, depending 
on the project.
 
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NIOSH says that 85 decibels is the recommended maximum exposure limit. 
Communication Disorders (NIDOCD), is 125 decibels. At 85 decibels, hearing 
damage begins to occur.

For more information on policy related topics, contact ISEA's Government Relations Director
Dan Glucksman  at 703-525-1695.

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High tech helmet manufacturer Gentex Corporation is targeting a 40% sales increase 
for its UK operations thanks to Sharing in Growth (SiG), a government-backed 
competitiveness improvement program.

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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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