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

ISEA Warns Poorly Fitting Personal Protective Equipment is a Safety Hazard

View original press release: https://www.prweb.com/releases/isea_warns_poorly_fitting_personal_protective_equipment_is_a_safety_hazard/prweb16368238.htm PPE fit should be communicated in a way that a worker can understand their size, and the employer must make the effort to purchase the sizes needed, no matter the quantity. There’s no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE), says the … Read More

Protective Industrial Products Inc. Announces 600,000 Square Foot Distribution Center in Olive Branch, Mississippi

LATHAM, NY – May 28, 2019 – Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP), a leading supplier of hand protection and general safety products, proudly announced that it will open a 600,000 square foot distribution center, along the I-22 Highway, in Olive Branch, Mississippi. “PIP is truly excited to build our new world-class distribution center in Olive … Read More

2019 Trench Safety Stand Down, June 17-21

The 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down sponsored by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) is coming up June 17-21, 2019.  The Trench Safety Stand Down webpage includes information on how to conduct a stand down and resources from NUCA, NAXSA, and OSHA.  OSHA has a number of … Read More

Spring 2019 Regulatory Agenda

The Department of Labor, including OSHA, has issued its Spring 2019 Regulatory Agenda. Federal agencies post their regulatory agendas on the Reginfo.gov website twice a year to provide a snapshot of their rulemaking priorities. A listing of Department of Labor (including OSHA) rulemaking in the pre-rule, proposed rule, and final rule stages is available here. … Read More

Will OSHA Bring The Heat This Summer? Groups Continue To Press For Heat Standards

Published on May 29, 2019 (view original article here) This past Memorial Day weekend, the southeastern region of the United States experienced a historic heatwave that set all-time records. It’s only going to get hotter, and temperatures throughout the summer can create hazards for workers working both outside and inside. You could be held liable … Read More