ISEA is the leading association for personal protective equipment and technologies that enable people to work in hazardous environments, and an ANSI accredited standards developing organization. The association works closely with manufacturers, test labs, subject matter experts, end-users and government agencies in the standards development process. ISEA members—leaders in safety equipment manufacturing, testing and application—are united in the goal of protecting workers worldwide.

 

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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 safety threats.” – Charles Johnson, ISEA President The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) applauds President Trump and his administration for confirming plans to restructure and … Read More

ISEA Accepting Public Comments on Widely Accepted Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel for Workers

ISEA is seeking public comments in response to the proposed revision of ANSI/ISEA 107-2015, American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel.  First published in 1999, the widely-accepted standard, incorporated by reference in federal highway regulations, defines the material performance criteria, design requirements, class and type designations (based on material amounts and intended application, respectively), and … 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 world producing improvised (non-certified) breathing protection devices. It is important for healthcare workers to understand NIOSH-certified respiratory protective devices are made with filter media specially … 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 National Safety Council (NSC) task force to support the SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns initiative – a comprehensive, multifaceted plan developed to guide employers … 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 begin to plan reopening workplaces. DOL is hosting a national dialogue, Opening America’s Workplaces Again, about the challenges that may be faced as businesses reopen … Read More

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Opens Applications for Annual $2,500 Scholarship

We have watched the courage and tireless dedication of fellow health and safety workers during this time, and we want to encourage and foster that dedication in future industry heroes.

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. In a letter that went to more than 10,000 VPPPA members, ISEA expressed gratitude for their ongoing efforts to support COVID-19 relief efforts, applauding employer … 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, and the FDA has authorized importation and use of disposable respirators made in and regulated by China, including KN95 masks. These masks have similar performance … 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 doing everything possible to add more capacity but still cannot satisfy the surge demand for this public health emergency. The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) … 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 and includes other enhancements responsive to the evolving needs for workers, particularly those engaged in specific tasks or applications.  ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2020, American National Standard for Occupational … Read More

Public Review Period Open on Key Industry Standard for Emergency Flushing Fixtures

ISEA is seeking public comments in response to the proposed reaffirmation of ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014, American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment.  The globally-accepted standard provides testing, performance criteria and installation requirements for emergency flushing fixtures used to rinse corrosive materials and other contaminants from workers who have come into contact with such potentially … Read More

General Guidance for All Workers and Employers

Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Practice good respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and … Read More

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