An Update on ISEA Advocacy Efforts

At the 2022 ISEA Annual Meeting, Tom Votel, ISEA Chair and President & CEO of Ergodyne, provided members with an update on the association’s advocacy efforts.

“Dan Glucksman has been takin’ it to the streets, in ISEA’s advocacy efforts, as he always does,” said Votel. “This is one of those invaluable benefits of ISEA membership.”

He said its through these efforts members have a direct pipeline to decision-makers on Capitol Hill, with The Federal agencies, other governing bodies, and other associations that impact our business.

Earlier this year, ISEA brought a group of respiratory manufacturers to the Capitol to meet with members of Congress. Many walked the halls of Congress to discuss a strategy for the regulatory structure in respiratory protection in the healthcare workplace and to ask for additional funding for NIOSH so that they can adequately and efficiently advance approvals and screen for fraudulent products.

Votel thanked 3M, Gentex, Kimberly-Clark, Honeywell, MSA, Moldex, Scott Safety and SureWerx for being there to talk directly to those who are making the rules and regulations that apply directly to the industry.

ISEA has hosted some informational webinars on federal procurement of safety equipment at the membership’s request. And the team is working daily with members, helping them to engage in all matters of occupational safety that impact them and the industry as a whole.

Votel thanked ISEA’s Director of Policy Dan Glucksman and ISEA staff for “always keeping us up to date on what’s going on in Washington, and advancing our interests.”

He encouraged members to be more engaged and involved with ISEA’s advocacy efforts and to reach out to staff to learn how.

Search

Trending

Standards

Global PPE

Issues

We are the safety equipment industry, united in the goal of protecting workers worldwide.

Our Mission

The voice of credibility for the safety equipment industry

Members & Leadership

Learn about ISEA members, leadership and awards

Board of Trustees

Your elected officials to help guide the association

ISEA Foundation

We help develop talent and raise awareness about worker safety

Staff

Meet the team

Explore Membership

ISEA membership gives you a seat at the table, delivers powerful insights and lets you engage with peers.  

Our education & training programs improve the effectiveness of safety equipment industry professionals.

QSSP

Our education & training programs improve the effectiveness of safety equipment industry professionals.

Executive Summit

Save the dates: April 30 - May 2, 2023

Annual Business Meeting

Collaborate on standards development and track industry & policy trends

Event Calendar

See all upcoming events

We are a trusted resource for industry insights and policy, with a window to Washington

Keeping Workers Safe

Learn about key safety issues

Industry Impact

Measuring the impact of the safety equipment industry

Advocacy

Gain a powerful advocate in the halls of government

Market Data Analysis

Benchmark market share & product growth trends

Newsroom

Access the latest safety news & insights

Get the latest industry news