ISEA is the Voice of Credibility for the Safety Equipment Industry

ISEA is the association for safety equipment and technologies – equipment and systems that enable people to work in hazardous environments.  For more than 85 years, ISEA has set the standard for personal protective technologies, supporting the interests of its member companies who are united in the goal of protecting the health and safety of people worldwide.

ISEA is a recognized leader in the development of ANSI-accredited safety equipment standards, in the U.S. and around the world.  It works with Congress and government agencies to consult with policymakers whose decisions affect the industry.  It is a forum for information sharing and industry action, providing market insight and advocating for the use of safety equipment to keep workers safe.

ISEA Mission

To be the catalyst that ensures safety products are better, conforming, understandable, and used.

As an ISEA member you:

  • Have a seat at the table and a voice when standards are being set.
  • Have access to world-class training and education that differentiates you from your competitors helping increase your sales and market share.
  • Have an advocate in the halls of Government and places of power that impact your business
  • Have a platform to engage and collaborate and network with your peers in a spirit of learning, understanding and best practices.

When it comes to safety products, ISEA is where it all happens.

View the ISEA Strategic Priorities document


Organizational Structure

ISEA takes its direction from its member companies, and is organized for flexibility and maximum participation.  Voting membership is limited to manufacturers; suppliers, distributors, test labs and other service providers are eligible for associate membership.

Member companies may join one or more product groups, allowing them to actively participate in programs and standards development that focus on product-specific issues and needs. Each company has one vote on any matter that comes before a product group, and one vote on any matter before the entire association.

Representatives of member companies are active on a number of committees that address issues important to the safety equipment industry, and guide the association’s activities. These cover areas such as government relations, standards policy and planning, marketing and communications and education.

Overall association policy and direction is set by a nine-member Board of Trustees. Board members are elected by the entire membership, and serve staggered three-year terms. The chairman of the Board, vice chairman of the Board and immediate past chairman are also elected by the membership.

ISEA employs a full-time professional staff, with expertise in government relations, products and standards, marketing communications, and meeting and conference management. They are dedicated to the association, and they have a strong knowledge and understanding of the broader world of workplace safety and health. Meet the team.

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