American Safety Equipment Manufacturers Support Biden Administration Plan to Distribute NIOSH-approved N95 Respirators, Urge Stockpile Replenishment

As the Biden Administration prepares to make NIOSH-approved N95 respirators widely available to the American public, the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and its members, leading manufacturers of safety equipment and technologies, support the Administration’s plan to source these respirators from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). Getting these respirators into the hands of everyone in … Read More

ISEA Hires Safety Industry Expert, Electrical Engineer to Lead & Grow Standards Development Efforts

ISEA continues to strengthen its leadership team with the addition of Diana Jones as Senior Director of Technical Programs and Development. An electrical engineer, Jones has more than 20 years of leadership and technical experience in the electrical, fire, and life safety industry. Jones comes to ISEA after five years with the National Fire Protection … Read More

ISEA Education Manager Honored as a 2021 Top Woman in Safety

ISEA’s Manger of Education and Information Resources Sharon Tolson was named a Top Woman in Safety 2021 by American Occupational Safety magazine. Tolson and 25 other women in the US health and safety sector were chosen for the 2021 honor among hundreds of nominations from across the country. Tolson manages and executes ISEA’s professional development … Read More

ISEA Recognizes Sen. Mitch McConnell for Protecting America’s Respirator Supply

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) visited Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today to present him with its Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award for the pivotal role he played in protecting America’s supply of respirators. The award was presented in person to McConnell by fellow Kentuckian and ISEA board member Wells Bullard, president … Read More

ISEA Appoints Interim CEO to Execute Strategic Plan for 2022

Association Launches Executive Search for Permanent Leadership The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Board of Trustees has selected Steve Gardner to serve as interim CEO during the association’s executive search for a permanent president. Gardner will begin his role with ISEA on December 6, alongside current ISEA President & CEO Charles Johnson, whose tenure with … Read More

ISEA Recognizes Jeff Birkner of Moldex with Top Membership Honor

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) presented the Ryan-Willson Service Award of Excellence to Jeff Birnker, vice president of technical services at Moldex-Metric, a leading US manufacturer of hearing and respiratory protection in worker safety. The award was presented during the industry’s annual business meeting in Arlington, VA, November 15, 2021. The Ryan-Willson Award is … Read More

ISEA Elects New Board of Trustees

Tom Votel, President & CEO of Ergodyne, Named Board Chair Tom Votel, president & CEO of Ergodyne, was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), at the group’s annual meeting in Arlington, VA, November 15, 2021. Nate Kogler, vice president, products and engineering, Bradley Corporation, was elected vice … Read More

ISEA Recognizes Six Members of Congress with Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award

ISEA lauds bipartisan congressional effort that ensured respirator supply at height of pandemic (Arlington, VA – November 15, 2021) The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) presents the Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award each year to an individual whose efforts have advanced and promoted workplace safety and health. This year, however, the Association is presenting … Read More