MCR Safety Acquisition of U.S. Safety

Memphis, TN, August 7, 2013:  MCR Safety, a leading manufacturer of safety gear, announced the acquisition of U.S. Safety (Parmelee Industries) of Lenexa, KS.  The acquisition includes the operations in the United States as well as its subsidiary, Parmelee Ltd, based in the United Kingdom.  U.S. Safety is a manufacturer and supplier of prescription safety eyewear as well as other PPE products. 


U. S. Safety to exhibit at DPA Safety Show

U.S. Safety to exhibit at Distributor Partners of America (DPA) Annual Safety Show

OHS Article - Birth of a Standard

ISEA is developing an eye and face protection standard for biological hazards.

A Clear Vision for Eye & Face Protection

Selecting eye and face protection used to be fairly simple, mainly because there were so few options available in the market.  Not anymore.

U.S. Safety supports HGTV Home Rules

U.S. Safety provided Personal Protective Equipment for a primetime original program called ‘Home Rules’ which will appear on HGTV.


FHWA Mandates High-viz Apparel Meeting ISEA Standards

The Federal Highway Safety Administration mandates High-viz Apparel Meeting ISEA Standards for all workers along highways.

The 2009 revision to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), published by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) yesterday, requires workers, including emergency responders, along highway rights-of-way or in workzones to wear high-visibility apparel whenever they are exposed to moving traffic, work vehicles or construction equipment.

New OSHA Compliance Directive on H1N1

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration released an important compliance directive (#CPL-02-02-075) this morning to address flu prevention for health care workers.

This is a new initiative and contains important information for Health & Safety Professionals, Healthcare Executives and Healthcare Workers.

2009 "Best of Shawnee Mission" Awarded to U.S. Safety

U.S. Safety received the 2009 "Best of Shawnee Mission" award from the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) for its marketing success in the local community and enhancing the image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Kansas City Star - Nationwide N95 Respirator Shortage

U.S. Safety Half-Mask N95 Respirators are a economical alternative to disposable N95 masks, and play a viable role in the nationwide N95 mask shortage for H1N1.

Fox 4 News - U.S. Safety Responding to H1N1

U.S. Safety is working with Congressional and Senate representatives to help make replenishing the nation's strategic national stockpile (SNS) of N95 respirators and medical masks a priority.

USS New York Commissioning on November 7th

This morning, 10-13-09, at 9:00 AM CT the USS New York left the Avondale Ship Yards (Northrop Grumman) to sail to New York to be commissioned on November 7, 2009.

U.S. Safety respirators were used during its construction.

IOM Report Supports N95 Respirators for H1N1

A committee formed by the IOM published their report on September 3, 2009, which included expert opinion and research from a diverse group of professionals from medical and other institutions.

The report strongly underscores the importance of respiratory protection in healthcare settings in
mitigating the impact of the novel H1N1 virus, stating that “the committee emphasizes that
respiratory protection is a critical component in the hierarchy of infection prevention and control

Survey: Nearly Half of Eye Injuries Occur at Home

According to a recent survey, nearly half of the 2.5 milion eye injuries that occur every year in America happen in and around the home. As an employer, you can do your part to help prevent these injuries.

OSHA Issues Final Rule - Employer Pay for PPE

OSHA issues final rule regarding employer payment for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In brief, the ruling requires that employers provide PPE that is required by OSHA for the job that an individual is performing. There are limited exceptions, as specified in the detail of the ruling.

U.S. Safety - Engaging with Customers

For more than 70 years, U.S. Safety has dedicated itself to protecting employees from workplace hazards. Based in Lenexa, KS, the operating division of Parmelee Industries Inc. manufacturers and distributes personal protective equipment, including prescription and non-prescription safety eyewear, face shields, respirators and welding helmets.

Windsor, MO Facility Listed for Sale

U.S. Safety's Windsor, MO facility is now listed with Colliers International and RE/MAX of Warsaw, MO

U.S. Safety · 8101 Lenexa Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214 · toll free: 800.821.5218 · fax: 800.252.5002