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Protection Update - July 2009

July 1, 2009
News from the International Safety Equipment Association

In this Issue:
>> Price Industries Switches Gloves To Reduce Cuts and Costs
It seems rather simple — supply workers with hand protection that provides an appropriate level of cut protection and the incidence of injuries resulting from cuts and lacerations will decrease. The problem is that workers are often more concerned about appearance and how gloves feel than they are about cut protection. They want gloves that look good and are comfortable enough to wear all day.

>> Hey construction pros — Get new ARTBA PPE video at discount price
Like professional athletes, construction workers need the right equipment to perform their jobs effectively — and safely. A new training video from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) on the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in roadway and heavy construction sites can help achieve this goal.

>> Make your job easier — Five ISEA members offer new resources for you
The following new services and innovations have been introduced by International Safety Equipment Association member companies to help make workers safer...

>> OSHA respirator guidance gives employers vital selection information
Respiratory protection is a key part of the nation’s response to an epidemic, pandemic or public health emergency where airborne transmission is a concern. However, the federal government’s treatment of the use of respirators has been quirky. Emergency responders, health care workers and the public all may need the protection of respirators when potentially exposed to virus.

>> Steps to enhance women’s workplace safety, health taken by NIOSH
New from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – www.cdc.gov/niosh – are a number of communications products, including...

>> Safety specs — Fire instructor’s sight, possibly life saved from solid water stream
The following new services and innovations have been introduced by International Safety Equipment Association member companies to help make workers safer...

To read the entire July 2009 Protection Update, click here .

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