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ISEA Elects New Members to its Board of Trustees

(Arlington, VA – November 15, 2022) The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) elected a slate of three officers and two new members to its board of Trustees at the association’s … Read More

ISEA Honors Dr. Anthony Fauci with Distinguished Service Award for Dedication to Public Safety

ISEA presented the award at its 2022 Annual Meeting (Arlington, VA – November 15, 2022) The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) bestowed its Robert G. Hurley Distinguished Service Award on … Read More

ISEA Recognizes Stacey Simmons with Ryan-Willson Service Award of Excellence

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) presented its Ryan-Willson Service Award of Excellence to Stacey Simmons on November 14, during its 2022 Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Simmons was recently … Read More

ISEA Welcomes 6 New Members from A Variety of PPE Markets, Categories

The International Safety Equipment Association recently welcomed six new members to its community of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of safety equipment and technologies. “We’re excited to grow our membership with … Read More

ISEA Announces New President & CEO Cam Mackey

ISEA (International Safety Equipment Association) concludes search for new chief executive with selection of Cam Mackey, effective June 1, 2022. (Arlington, Virginia – May 5, 2022) The International Safety Equipment … Read More

Workplace First Aid Kits Require Updates to Meet Industry Standard

ISEA Offering Free Webinar on May 12 to Learn About Vital Updates and How to Stay Compliant The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) … Read More

N95 Manufacturers Weigh in on the Administration’s Intention to Distribute Source Control Masks for Children

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and its members, leading manufacturers of safety equipment and technologies, support the Administration’s desire to distribute source control masks for children. However, it is … Read More

American Safety Equipment Manufacturers Support Biden Administration Plan to Distribute NIOSH-approved N95 Respirators, Urge Stockpile Replenishment

As the Biden Administration prepares to make NIOSH-approved N95 respirators widely available to the American public, the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and its members, leading manufacturers of safety equipment … Read More

N95 Respirators Are Best Choice for U.S. Public, and Manufacturers Are Ready to Supply Demand

PPE industry applauds the CDC’s updated guidelines, which recognize scientific findings that N95 respirators offer superior respiratory protection over non-regulated mask products.

ISEA Lays Out 2022 Worker Safety Priorities to OSHA

ISEA sent a letter to OSHA’s Douglas Parker detailing current and future challenges to worker safety and health and offered possible solutions.

ISEA Hires Safety Industry Expert, Electrical Engineer to Lead & Grow Standards Development Efforts

ISEA continues to strengthen its leadership team with the addition of Diana Jones as Senior Director of Technical Programs and Development. An electrical engineer, Jones has more than 20 years … Read More

Stakeholders Invited to Contribute as Consensus Body Participants on PPE Standards Related to Hand Protection and Workplace First Aid Kits

ISEA is soliciting interested parties as consensus body participants in the proposed revision of two key standards for products used in promoting worker safety: ANSI/ISEA 105, Hand Protection Classification First … Read More

PPE Industry Applauds Biden Administration’s Swift Action to Address Pandemic Preparedness

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the safety equipment industry is encouraged by the Biden Administration’s swift action to address pandemic preparedness and personal protection in Executive Orders signed on … Read More

‘Beyond the Mask’ Video Spotlights Safety Equipment Industry’s COVID-19 Response

ISEA’s five-minute video shows how PPE industry stepped up to the pandemic’s unprecedented challenges As the COVID-19 pandemic exploded around the globe, the industry that makes medical-grade personal protective equipment … Read More

ISEA Submits Comments to International Trade Committee on COVID-19 Supply Chain Challenges

On September 23, ISEA’s Director of Public Affairs Dan Glucksman appeared virtually before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to testify at a public hearing for investigation 332-580: COVID-19 Related … Read More

High-Visibility Safety Apparel Standard Updated to Include Disposable Coveralls, Nighttime Luminance Measurement

ANSI/ISEA 107-2020 Addresses Design, Performance and Materials for HVSA PPE The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA 107-2020 American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel, an update to … Read More

OH&S Student Wins $2,500 Scholarship from ISEA

After an exhaustive review process, Charles Johnson, President of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), is proud to announce that Jordan Keelan, Occupational Safety and Health Management student at Grand … Read More

ISEA Supports The Businesses Preparing for a Better Tomorrow Act

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) supports legislation introduced by Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) aimed at helping employers working to combat the spread of COVID-19 with tax incentives for safety … Read More

Qualified Safety Sales Training Now Available Online

PPE Marketing & Sales Professionals Can Earn Dual Certification in One Week Safety equipment sales and marketing professionals are now able to complete vital industry training, earn an official professional … Read More

Safety Equipment Manufacturers Call on Congress to Implement PPE Demand Signal to Better Prepare for Health Emergencies

“With a clear demand signal, manufacturers and distributors can meet the nation’s PPE needs for terrorism response, pandemics, large-scale industrial accidents and other federal activities in line with national emergency … Read More

PPE Industry Urges US Government to Provide National Stockpile Demand Signal

In response to a public request for information (RFI) about the US Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), ISEA and its members urged the SNS to provide a clear, aggregated demand signal … Read More

Global PPE Manufacturer Medicom Joins ISEA

June 4, 2020 (Arlington, VA) – The International Safety Equipment Association welcomes new member the Medicom Group, a global manufacturer and distributor of single-use preventive and infection-control personal protective equipment … Read More

Safety Equipment Industry Applauds Executive Action to Restructure Strategic National Stockpile

“For more than a decade, ISEA and its members have urged Congress and SNS managers to take action in ensuring the United States is adequately prepared to respond to health … Read More

Protection Level of Improvised Respiratory Devices is Unknown

As healthcare workers strive to protect themselves and others at a time when PPE is in high demand, ISEA has seen news reports of community groups and organizations around the … Read More

ISEA Joins National Safety Council SAFER Task Force to Ensure Employee Safety Through the Pandemic

First nationwide safety task force will help employers prioritize worker safety in a post-pandemic world Arlington, VA (May 8, 2020) – The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has joined the … Read More

ISEA Advises US Dept of Labor on Appropriate Guidance for Re-Opening America

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) offered recommendations to the US Department of Labor (DOL) on issuing guidance regarding appropriate, clean and trusted personal protective equipment (PPE) as US employers … Read More

ISEA/VPPPA Encourage Donations of Surplus PPE for Healthcare Workers

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA) are requesting employers with sufficient inventory of PPE donate extra to local healthcare professionals experiencing shortages. … Read More

PPE Industry Fights Fraudulent, Unauthorized Respirators

Hospitals and healthcare facilities across the United States are facing shortages of NIOSH-approved N95 masks. As a result, manufacturers around the world have ramped up efforts to produce NIOSH-certified respirators, … Read More

The PPE Industry Calls for Ethical Pricing, No Hoarding, and Open Borders

The coronavirus outbreak is a global pandemic that has caused unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) from the healthcare sector. PPE manufacturers have quickly ramped up production and are … Read More

ISEA Publishes ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 Eye and Face Protection Standard Update

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has updated the American National Standard for eye and face protection. The enhanced standard reinforces the emphasis on matching the protector to the hazard … Read More