PPE Industry Applauds Biden Administration’s Swift Action to Address Pandemic Preparedness

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the safety equipment industry is encouraged by the Biden Administration’s swift action to address pandemic preparedness and personal protection in Executive Orders signed on the President’s first day in office.  “We commend Biden’s immediate action to create a federal Coordinator of COVID-19 Response and Counselor to the President to organize the … Read More

Cloth Face Coverings Serve as Source Control, May Protect Wearer

According to this article from Healthcarebusinesstoday.com, since early 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has called on Americans to wear cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. Since then, research has continued to affirm that masks are a critical tool in the fight against the virus, helping to prevent people who have … Read More

‘Beyond the Mask’ Video Spotlights Safety Equipment Industry’s COVID-19 Response

ISEA’s five-minute video shows how PPE industry stepped up to the pandemic’s unprecedented challenges As the COVID-19 pandemic exploded around the globe, the industry that makes medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) rapidly ramped up production of N95 respirators and a range of other vital gear in response to surging demand from healthcare workers and other … Read More

2020 US Election: Down to the Final Six

Dan GlucksmanISEA Director of Government Affairs Six states to go! At this point, it’s unclear how President Trump’s legal challenges would be structured, but they are expected. Once again, the Key Stone State is the keystone of the election. Update on the Senate The Senate was looking similar to what it looked like before the … Read More

ISEA Seeking Consensus Body Participants in Review of Updated Standard on Safety and PPE Conformity Assessment

ISEA is soliciting interested parties as consensus body participants in the proposed revision of ANSI/ISEA 125-2014, Conformity Assessment for Safety and Personal Protective Equipment.  The document establishes a standardized process by which suppliers – including manufacturers, importers, assemblers, subcontractors, and distributors –  can provide evidence that products meet applicable performance standard.  Three conformity assessment approaches … Read More

ISEA Submits Comments to International Trade Committee on COVID-19 Supply Chain Challenges

On September 23, ISEA’s Director of Public Affairs Dan Glucksman appeared virtually before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to testify at a public hearing for investigation 332-580: COVID-19 Related Goods: The U.S. Industry, Market, Trade, and Supply Chain Challenges. On October 2, ISEA submitted written comments to provide additional information about PPE products, supply … Read More

ISEA & dBase Media presents “Protecting Workers, Protecting Lives”

The value and importance of worker safety has never been better recognized than it is today. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped to highlight occupational and industrial health and safety to a global audience, but safety equipment goes well beyond medical masks and gowns. ISEA, in partnership with dBase Media, is producing a unique online video … Read More

High-Visibility Safety Apparel Standard Updated to Include Disposable Coveralls, Nighttime Luminance Measurement

ANSI/ISEA 107-2020 Addresses Design, Performance and Materials for HVSA PPE The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA 107-2020 American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel, an update to the widely accepted standard on high-visibility safety apparel (HVSA). The fifth edition of this voluntary industry consensus standard, this 2020 update emphasizes configurations and design … Read More

ISEA Supports The Businesses Preparing for a Better Tomorrow Act

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) supports legislation introduced by Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) aimed at helping employers working to combat the spread of COVID-19 with tax incentives for safety training.  “The COVID-19 global pandemic has devastated our economy and hurt Americans through no fault of their own,” Rep. Olson said in a press release. “I’m … Read More

ISEA Will Provide Testimony to Inform Trade Commission Investigation on COVID-19 Supply Chain Conditions, Products

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is seeking input for a new investigation on COVID-19 related industry sectors and products. The investigation, COVID-19 Related Goods: The U.S. Industry, Market, Trade, and Supply Chain Challenges, was requested by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance in a letter received … Read More