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Protection Update Newsletter on EHS Today

Dec. 2, 2009
The latest news from the International Safety Equipments Association (ISEA)

The International Safety Equipment Association’s Protection Update newsletter is intended for anyone who specifies, purchases or uses personal protective equipment and those who regulate it. Protection Update is distributed without charge by EHS Today and also is available on ISEA’s Web site at


  • Breathing easy during abrasive blasting
  • Better eyewash stations reduce injury
  • Capital Safety in the "Spotlight"
  • What three ISEA members are doing to make workers safer
  • Head protection saves two workers' lives

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2013 Archive Issues:


  • Dry hands = comfort and productivity
  • Where shock hazards exis, rubber glove testing is essential
  • Ergodyne is in the Spotlight
  • 69 new QSSPs ready to be your partners in prevention
  • Enviroguard’s Lyons elected ISEA chairman


  • Former North Safety leader recognized for distinguished service
  • Gain insight on PPE needs for ‘meth’ drug lab response
  • Find Kimberly-Clark Professional in the ‘Spotlight’
  • Get worker safety guidance from nine ISEA members
  • Learn how PPE saved safety pro’s vision and machinist’s finger


  • No products are 'ANSI certified' or 'OSHA approved'
  • Learn about ISEA's Russian member, Vostok Service
  • How to protect workers against silica exposure
  • Solve eye/face, fall and respiratory challenges
  • Eight ISEA member advances to better protect workers

2012 Archive Issues:


  • How Can We Protect Our "Invisible Workers"
  • Five Things to Make You Smarter About Protecting Workers
  • Trim PPE Expenses by Managing Cost-to-Wear
  • Get to know ISEA member Sellstrom Manufacturing
  • Learn from ISEA Experts at 2012 NSC Expo
  • Bone Up on Latest Info to Keep Workers Safe
  • Gain Expert Insights on Confined Space Entry


  • Fall Protection Soft Goods Aren’t Bulletproof: They Need Care and Maintenance
  • What’s New in Safety Standard for Steel Erection
  • Spotlight On: Gateway Safety
  • Fall Protection Three Topics You Didn’t Think to Address
  • Plan, Provide, Train — Three Simple Steps to Prevent Falls
  • NEW ISEA Apparel Standard Assists Workers in Cold Environments 
  • OSHA $100,00 Club of Safety Citations


  • Information Pit Stops Motivate Employees to Love Their PPE
  • Spotlight on Dräger Safety
  • Updated Vest Standard Enhances Protection For Law Enforcers, Emergency Responders
  • 12 New OSHA Guides Focus On Construction Hazards
  • ISEA fall protection guides available free
    via download
  • Making Workers Safer Around the Nation
  • Retired 3M Scientist Honored for Contributions to Worker Safety

2011 Archive Issues:

October Issue:

  • Safety Equipment Works for You Layer Up for Cold Weather
  • Miller Safety at Height now a part of Honeywell
  • ASSE Updates Two Standards for Construction Industry

July Issue:

  • Fall Protection – Get Used To It
  • ISEA Supports White House Effort to Ensure Health, Safety Regulations Make Sense
  • Safety Equipment Works for You

May Issue:

  • Meeting the Challenges of Supplying PPE Internationally
  • OSHA looks to ISEA for information on global fall protection requirements
  • Updated Standard Expands Guidance Against Hand Lacerations

February Issue:

  • Keeping EMS Professionals Prepared and Protected
  • New ISEA Standard Classifies Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Spotlight on Tingley Rubber

2010 Archive Issues:

October Issue:

  • The Very Best of Safety Equipment Works for YOU
  • Five Things to Make you Smarter About Protecting Workers
  • OSHA $100,000 Club of Safety Citations

July Issue:

  • Use Personal Protection to Ward Off Insect-Borne Diseases
  • U.S. Safety ‘A Small Business with Big Capabilities’
  • Updated Eye and Face Protection Standard Focuses on Hazards and Product Markings

April Issue:

  • PPE for Women: We’ve Come A Long Way, Rosie,’ But We Still Have A Ways to Go
  • Updated High-visibility Apparel Standard Includes Flame-resistance Criteria, Service-life guidelines
  • NIOSH Establishes Office of Construction Safety and Health

February Issue:

  • Bad Assumptions about Hearing Protection Can Be Hazardous, Injurious
  • Revised Emergency Eyewash and Shower Standard Enhances User Guidance, Testing Criteria
  • ISEA Welcomes New Federal Regs That Increase Road Worker Safety

2009 Archive Issues:

October Issue:

  • Infrared Radiation: Defending Against the Invisible Workplace Hazard
  • OSHA Letter Clarifies Need for High-Visibility apparel in Work Zones
  • AGC Launches a Training Program to Cut Highway Construction Project Fatalities

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July Issue

  • Price Industries Switches Gloves to Reduce Cuts and Costs
  • ISEA Advocates More Stockpiled Respirators for U.S. Pandemic Protection
  • New ARTBA PPE Video and Laborers' Night Work Suggestions Highlight Construction Safety Advances

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April Issue

  • Being Visible Make Sense
  • You Can Be part of the Safety Solution
  • ISEA Will Petition OSHA to Prohibit Silica Use for Abrasive Blasting

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February Issue

  • Nanomaterials: The Future of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hearing Protection Findings Stand Conventional Wisdom on Ear
  • ISEA Advocates Safety, Health Management System and Foresees Vigorous OSHA Activity in 2009

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