ANSI/ISEA Z87 Accredited Standards Committee

ISEA is the Z87 Secretariat

ISEA serves as the Secretariat of Accredited Standards Committee Z87 on Safety Standards for Eye Protection. As such, ISEA administers the Operating Procedures of the committee in accordance with the Essential Requirements prescribed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is responsible for the issuance of interpretations related to the standard ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 American National Standard for Occupational and Educational  Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices.

Membership on the Z87 Committee is voluntary and represents a balance of stakeholders in the following interest categories:

An organization that produces the product or represents producers of the product, or components thereof, covered by the Committee.

An organization (company, association, government agency, individual) that uses and/or purchases the product covered by the Committee.

A government agency or department that has an interest in the use of products covered by the Committee.  (Agencies or departments that use such products should select the User category).

An entity (individual expert, professional society, test lab, etc.) that has specialized knowledge and expertise in the products, components or testing covered the Committee.

General Interest
An organization or individual that has a special interest in this standard due to safety, technical or other requirements with demonstrated knowledge in the area(s) covered by the Committee, and does not fit under another category.

Interpretations and Inquires

Formal interpretations and responses to routine questions related to ANSI/ISEA Z87 are issued by ISEA, acting as Secretariat, on behalf of the Z87 Committee.  Such requests for formal interpretation or questions must be made in writing and must be directed to the Secretariat.  

The following have been issued and apply only to the ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 standard:

Prescription Lens Mounting Qualification (Section 6.2.5) – July 20

Operating Procedures

ISEA follows procedures that meet the requirements for due process and development of consensus found in ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards.

Committee Participation

Interested in Committee Membership?

Complete and return the committee membership application or contact ISEA for additional information.

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