In This Issue
Safety Industry & Member News
Washington Update 
Emerging PPE & Global News
  • DuPont Sustainable Solutions Announces 2017 Safety and Sustainability Award Recipients

The 2017 ISEA Annual Meeting, the association's largest meeting, promises to be an 
exciting venue for all things safety equipment, including advocacy, policy updates and connecting with safety equipment industry colleagues.

Key Event Highlights:
  • Current OSHA priorities in the new Administration
  • Dr. John Howard on NIOSH's Strategic Vision, and PPE-related research
  • Lynn L. Bergeson on Cal Prop 65 next steps, exemption and labeling options for PPE manufacturers
  • Jonathan Karl, with an insider's view on Washington D.C. - including the White House
  • Safety Trends and Policy panel discussion (speakers to be announced)
  • Focusing on the future, an update from ISEA
  • Honoring Daniel K. Shipp with the Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award

Policy Update Call for ISEA Members, September 18 at 11:00 am (EST)
Join your ISEA colleagues for a 30-minute call about key federal policy developments, and Cal Prop 65. 

ISEA public affairs director Dan Glucksman, will provide an update on issues impacting PPE manufacturers and suppliers.

Call in number: 800-989-2842
Passcode: 525-1695.

Contact Dan Glucksman at 703-525-1695 for more information.

Join ISEA President Charles D. Johnson, and ISEA Members Nate Bohmbach, Associate Product Director for  Ergodyne and Chairman of the ISEA Standards Committee for Dropped Objects Solutions, and Virginia Battles, Global Vice President of Sales for  Ty-Flot, at the 


Chris Baby, Chief Executive Officer of SureWerx, states, "This represents a big milestone 
for our company. The team has worked hard to build a solid and successful foundation 
in Canada to be the best-in-class supplier of professional tools and safety equipment to 
workers. This same commitment extends into the United States. By working closely with our distribution partners, we will provide not only the best products and solutions, but also offer 
our distributors a complete and seamless experience in sourcing products from one central location."

MSA Safety announced a new partnership agreement with L.N. Curtis and sons, Inc. to sell 
MSA's industry-leading line of fire service products in the United States and to federal 
government agencies worldwide. 

This commitment to sustainability and improving lives has led to numerous innovative 3M technologies and products that address global sustainability challenges.

Voters at the annual  Safety 2017 trade show tapped the  Chill-Its 6685 Dry Evaporative 
Cooling Vest (in the category of Heat Stress) and  Skullerz Baldr Safety Glasses (in the 
category of Eye & Face Protection - Plano Safety Spectacles) as two of its top new products.

MRC Global, NOW Inc., DXP Enterprises, SBP Holdings and Hisco - while many others 
have distribution centers, sales branches or other facilities in the area.


What Issues May Employers Be Required to Address as Hurricane Irma Threatens?
As Florida and the East Coast of the U.S. brace for Hurricane Irma, the approaching storm 
serves as a reminder that employers should be prepared to address storm-related issues 
if they are required to close their businesses and as they prepare to resume normal 

OSHA cited the employer for 16 serious and other-than-serious safety and health violations 
after receiving a complaint alleging machine-guarding, forklift, and noise hazards.


The awards recognize outstanding initiatives aimed at enhancing workplace safety, 
sustainability and operational effectiveness.


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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