The Fall Meeting is ISEA’s largest national meeting. It’s a time for product groups and committees to do the essential work of the association – developing standards, formulating policy positions and planning for the future. Network with industry peers, and hear from the following guest speakers:Dr. David Michaels from OSHA; David Goch, Partner at leading Washington DC law firm Webster, Chamberlain & Bean on new labor laws and the implications to employers; Leann Paradise, Manager of External Relations from the National Manufacturers Association (NAM) on building political power through plant tours and round tables, and Howard Fineman, political analyst for NBC and MSNBC and the Global Editorial Director of the Huffington Post.
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is seeking public comment on draft revisions to its voluntary consensus standards for high-visibility safety apparel and hand protection selection.
MSA announced that it has completed the acquisition of Latchways plc, a United Kingdom-based provider of innovative fall protection systems and solutions. Latchways employs approximately 250 people globally and had 2015 revenues of approximately $50 million.
Prices of safety equipment and products are influenced by changes in demand, as well as the cost of key inputs. Plastics are a primary or auxiliary component in the manufacturing of many safety products, including hard hats, hearing protection, safety eyewear, respiratory equipment, joint protective equipment and other safety apparel.
House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and ranking Democrat Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) released Oct. 16 proposed legislation to reauthorize the federal highway and public transportation programs for six years.
The employee watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibilities (PEER) has taken issue with Cal/OSHA’s performance in all of these areas—and has drawn responses from both federal OSHA (Fed/OSHA) and Cal/OSHA of interest to employers.
Officials want to know howmuch protection is afforded by personal protective equipment, work practices and other infection-control precautions caregivers use to reduce exposure to pathogens and risk of infection.
Requirements from Federal OSHA and the Federal Highway Administration on the mandatory use of High Visibility Garments include when employees are working on a street, road, highway, etc., and where workers are exposed to moving motor vehicle traffic.