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.