ISEA Awards 2019 Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship to Indiana University of Pennsylvania Student

Patrick Delvernois from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, has won the 2019 Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship, presented by the ISEA. Mr. Delvernois is studying at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), with a GPA of 3.85, and has one year remaining in his degree for Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences at IUP. Mr. Delvernois served as the secretary … Read More

ISEA Calls on Congress to Expedite Passage of the Health Care Workforce Protection Act of 2019

With the U.S. at risk of a catastrophic exposure to the Ebola virus from just one international airline flight, we are encouraged that legislation has been introduced in Congress to extend PREP Act protection for respirators certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that are needed to protect health care workers … Read More

ISEA Announces New Board of Trustees, Naming Incoming Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer Chair

Craig Wallentine says ISEA, “will stay focused on needs of end users to identify and implement safety innovations to protect more workers.” Craig Wallentine, Global Business Development Manager, DuPont Safety & Construction (Retired) (DuPont) was elected chairman of the board of trustees of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), at the group’s annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Tom … Read More

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

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) honored 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