ISEA Sounds Alarm on Safety Hazard Posed by MAE-Requalified Firefighter Breathing Cylinders

MAE-requalified cylinders puts firefighters at risk and violates NFPA, OSHA and NIOSH compliance. The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is warning firefighters not to use so-called “MAE-requalified” breathing cylinders. Studies show they can leak breathing air. They void manufacturer warranties. They don’t comply with standards from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Institute … Read More

ISEA Announces the Promotion of Cristine Fargo to Vice President of Operations and Technical Services

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the leading association for safety equipment and accredited ANSI standards developing organization, announced that Cristine Fargo has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and Technical Services, effective April 1, 2019. “We are proud to announce Cristine’s promotion to Vice President of Operations and Technical Services,” said Charles Johnson, President of ISEA. … Read More

ISEA Launches Industry-Wide Guidelines to Improve Hand Impact Injury

New standard designed for industrial gloves to protect workers The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) released a new standard — ANSI/ISEA 138-2019, American National Standard for Performance and Classification for Impact Resistant Hand Protection — to improve on the impact performance of industrial gloves. The new standard builds upon the widely used ANSI/ISEA 105-2016, American … Read More

Nebraska Congressman Receives ISEA Leadership Award

U.S. Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) is the recipient of the International Safety Equipment Association’s (ISEA) 2019 Legislative Leadership Award. The award was presented at the office of Congressman Bacon, on February 26. ISEA established the award to recognize outstanding leadership by members of the U.S. Congress in enhancing worker safety and health. Bacon currently serves on … Read More

ISEA Announces 4th Quarter 2018 Qualified Safety Sales Professionals

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) announces that 73 sales and marketing professionals from safety equipment manufacturing and distribution companies were awarded the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) designation in the fourth quarter of 2018. Each professional completed one of two intensive five-day courses in the technical and regulatory fundamentals of workplace safety and health, … Read More

ISEA Awards 2018 Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship to University of Florida Student

Samantha Kusters of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has won the 2018 Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship presented by the ISEA. Ms. Custers is currently in her first year of study at the University of Miami, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. The Aerospace Engineering and Safety program is designed for students who have a keen interest in aerospace and … Read More

Radians Introduces New Type R and Type O RadWear Vests

Radians, a global leader and manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), recently launched five new RadWear® vests with high-visibility features and black styling. Radians® new selection hides dirt and grime in areas that commonly show signs of soiling. Traditionally, Hi-Viz Safety Gear is made completely with fluorescent materials that enhance the view of the worker at a … Read More

International Enviroguard Launches Digital Tool to Help Customer Find the Right Protective Clothing

International Enviroguard, a leading protective clothing and solutions manufacturer, now offers an online tool to help distributors and end-users find the right gear to suit their needs. Suit Yourself is now live on the International Enviroguard website to help quickly and easily pinpoint the best disposable clothing option for a given environment. The tool prompts … Read More

ISEA Accepting Public Review Comments on Revision to Industry Standard for Cold Work Environment Clothing

ISEA is seeking public comments in response to its proposed revision to the ANSI/ISEA 201-2012 standard.  Under a new working title, Insulation and Wash Durability Classification of Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments is used as a tool to assist garment selectors in determining appropriate apparel items for cold ambient environments based on temperature and … Read More

ISEA Honored Chris Trahan Cain, Respected Construction Safety and Health Leader, With Distinguished Service Award

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) honored Chris Trahan Cain, CIH, with the 2018 Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award, at the association’s Award Dinner on Nov. 28 at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Va. “The Distinguished Service Award is reserved for an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement and promotion of … Read More