ISEA Honors Abby Ferri, Innovative and Respected Safety Professional, With Distinguished Service Award

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) will honor Abby Ferri, CSP, with the 2019 Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award, at the association’s Award Dinner on Nov. 18 at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington Va.   “The Distinguished Service Award is reserved for an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement and … Read More

ISEA Supports ASSP’s PPE Initiative for Women

International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is collaborating with ASSP and its Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Common Interest Group to help educate employers and other stakeholders about the importance of providing PPE in a range of sizes to protect all workers. “Unfortunately, some employers simply order one or two common sizes in bulk—often large or … Read More

ISEA Release Revised Cold Weather Work Apparel Standard to Better Protect Workers in Cold Temperature

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) released a newly revised standard — ANSI/ISEA 201-2019 American National Standard for Insulation and Wash Durability Classification of Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments — to improve on the performance of apparel worn in cold temperature environments. The revised standard was prepared by ISEA members of the Protective Apparel Group. … Read More

N95 Day is Now Respiratory Protection Week!

Since 2012, NIOSH has recognized September 5 as N95 Day, a day to bring awareness to the importance of respiratory protection, specifically N95s. This year, NIOSH is doing something different. One century ago, the U.S. Department of Mines initiated the first respirator certification program in the U.S. Today, NPPTL carries out research, testing and related … Read More

VPPPA Bestows Chairman’s Award of Excellence to Cintas Corporation

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) is excited to announce they have presented the Chairman’s Award of Excellence, their highest honor, to Cintas Corporation. This award is given to an individual and/or organization who has demonstrated exemplary, industry-leading commitment to worker protection through excellence in the administration of an integrated health and safety management … Read More

Public Review Comment Period Open for Key Safety Eyewear Standard

ISEA is seeking public comments in response to the proposed revision of ANSI/ISEA Z87.1, American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices.  This widely-recognized standard, codified by OSHA and other authorities having jurisdiction, establishes criteria related to the performance requirements, testing, and permanent marking protectors to minimize the occurrence and severity … Read More

A Liability Problem Could Delay Supply of Emergency Respirator

Imagine an Ebola epidemic is ravaging a community, or a dirty bomb goes off in a major city — but health workers can’t enter the affected area because they lack adequate respiratory protective devices (respirators) meant to protect them from airborne particles carrying disease or radiation. Sound far-fetched? The World Health Organization (WHO) is struggling … Read More

New ISEA Member Announcement – Cintas

ISEA, the leading association for personal protective equipment and technologies, and ANSI-accredited standards developing organization is pleased to welcome Cintas, as its newest member. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas provides a wide range of products and services to customers to help keep their facilities and employees clean and safe, with products and services including uniforms, floor care, restroom … Read More

VPPPA Announces Partnership with ISEA

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) is excited to announce they have established a collaborative partnership with The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA). The goal of this partnership is to improve occupational safety and health at workplaces throughout the world and the role safety management systems, safety equipment manufacturers and certified safety equipment plays … Read More