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ISEA News
ISEA Promotes Fargo to VP Operations and Technical Services
ISEA Announces Promotion of Key Personnel and Additional Related Updates
Registrations Still Available to ISEA’s Executive Summit in Sonoma, CA

Safety Industry & Member News
Trends in Wearables (Honeywell Industrial Safety)
Justrite Safety Group Acquires Accuform Manufacturing
D3O Expands North American Operations Following Significant Business Growth
MSA Safety to Acquire Industrial Internet of Things Solution Provider Sierra Monitor Corporation
Werner is Celebrating its Eleventh Year as the Official Ladder of the NCAA® Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships
Stepping Into 100 Years of Safety: The MSA Tour
HexArmor Offers New FireArmor SR-X Structural Firefighting Gloves
Ergodyne Expands Chill-Its Line With Three New Essentials
Hospital Staff Errors With Gowns and Gloves Spread Bacteria

Washington Update 
Ohio Company Faces $1.3 Million in Penalties after Willfully Exposing Workers to Hazards

Emerging PPE & Global News
New Zealand Charges Captain Over Unsafe Working Practices
ISEA News

ISEA Promotes Fargo to VP Operations and Technical Services
The International Safety Equipment Association announced that Cristine Fargo has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and Technical Services, effective April 1, 2019.

ISEA Announces Promotion of Key Personnel and Additional RelatedUpdates
We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Cristine Fargo to Vice President of Operations and Technical Services, effective April 1, 2019. 
Cristine joined ISEA in 1995, starting as a Technical Assistant, before moving into the Director of Member and Technical Services focusing on standards development and membership growth. She has been with ISEA for over 24 years. As Vice President of Operations and Technical Services, Cristine will oversee ISEA’s standards development program, member retention and growth, and day-to-day operations. Her experience, expertise and
knowledge provide an invaluable resource to ISEA’s success. In addition,
ISEA would like to inform the membership of a title change for Lydia Baugh, ISEA’s Director of Communications. The title of this position has now been changed to Director of External Affairs. The new title will retain the key communications functions, as well as incorporate external stakeholder engagement through coalition building and strategic end-user relationship development to further increase ISEA’s reach within key safety groups. 

Registrations Still Available to ISEA’s Executive Summit in Sonoma, CA
Our Speakers are Ready to Discuss What Safety Equipment Industry Leaders Need to Know for Future Growth and Prepare for Possible Industry Disruptions.

Register Now! Contact ISEA Member Services Manager Tanya Brosnan with inquiries at [email protected] or call 703-525-1695
Safety Industry & Member News

Trends in Wearables (Honeywell Industrial Safety)
“In the safety world, ‘wearables’ can include ‘smart’ personal protective equipment, glasses with heads-up displays and hard hats with sensors. What most of these devices have in common is they give safety professionals and other employees a set of watchful eyes to help ensure the health and well-being of the workforce, particularly lone workers.”

Justrite Safety Group Acquires Accuform Manufacturing
“The acquisition of Accuform allows us to serve customers with the single most comprehensive portfolio in the safety, facility, and environmental protection arena,” says Mark McElhinny, president and CEO of Justrite Safety Group. “In our coverage in the industrial safety landscape, Accuform’s natural fit into our portfolio will support our role in protecting the global workforce in a strategic, holistic manner.”

D3O Expands North American Operations Following Significant Business Growth
D3O is delighted to announce two significant appointments to our North American team: Shawn Connor, VP of Sales for North America, D3O LLC, leading the D3O LLC Sales function, and David Jackson, Program Manager for US Defense, covering US DoD Programs, OEM Projects for the DoD Marketspace and partner brand relationship business development.

 MSA Safety to Acquire Industrial Internet of Things Solution Provider Sierra Monitor Corporation
Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire California-based Sierra Monitor Corporation in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $33 million.  

Werner is Celebrating its Eleventh Year as the Official Ladder of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships
“We value the ongoing partnership with the NCAA® and the integration with the winning moment during the net-cutting ceremony. From players to coaches, we strive to highlight their hard work and successes in meaningful and memorable ways,” said Stacy Gardella, Vice President of Brand Marketing at Werner Co.

Stepping Into 100 Years of Safety: The MSA Tour
Plant tours are a hallmark of Manufacturing & Technology, an IndustryWeek event. In conjunction with the 2019 event, which was held in Pittsburgh, MSA Safety Inc. graciously invited conference and expo attendees to tour its Murrysville, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant on April 1.

HexArmor Offers New FireArmor SR-X Structural Firefighting Gloves
Built to battle high heat and intense situations, FireArmor SR-X structural firefighting gloves feature 360-degree heat and water resistance and premium cow suede for unsurpassed safety, comfort, and dexterity.

Ergodyne Expands Chill-Its Line With Three New Essentials
“These Cooling Arm Sleeves are great because they just need a little water to activate, and they effectively help cool down two major pulse points on the arm – at the wrist and under the arm – which keeps workers feeling cooler,” said Alsie Nelson, Senior Product Manager for Ergodyne.

Hospital Staff Errors With Gowns and Gloves Spread Bacteria
Healthcare workers caring for infectious patients sometimes make mistakes when removing personal protective garments, resulting in contamination of clothes or equipment with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a small study shows.
Washington Update 

Ohio Company Faces $1.3 Million in Penalties after Willfully Exposing Workers to Hazards 
Dowa THT America Inc. was cited for exposing workers to atmospheric, thermal, electrical, and mechanical hazards while they performed maintenance inside heat-treating furnaces. The company was cited for 25 violations of confined spaces, fall, machine guarding, respiratory, chemical, and electrical safety and health standards. Dowa THT faces $1,339,596 in penalties and has been placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program
Emerging PPE & Global News

New Zealand Charges Captain Over Unsafe Working Practices 
The officer inspected the vessel’s Safety Management System (SMS) and personal protective equipment (PPE). The SMS required crew working at height to wear PPE. Maritime NZ said PPE itself was also in poor condition. As a result, the Maritime Officer imposed conditions on the vessel requiring operations to be conducted in accordance with the SMS, Maritime NZ said.
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