Public Review Comment Period Opens on Proposed New PPE Standard for Eye and Face Protection Against Biological Hazards

The Z87 Accredited Standards Committee, with ISEA serving as Secretariat, invites public comments in response to its proposed new standard ISEA Z87.62, Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection Devices for Preventing Exposures Caused by Sprays or Spurts of Blood or Body Fluids. Each day, millions of workers in healthcare settings, clinical research and testing … Read More

Stakeholders Invited to Contribute as Consensus Body Participants on PPE Standards Related to Hand Protection and Workplace First Aid Kits

ISEA is soliciting interested parties as consensus body participants in the proposed revision of two key standards for products used in promoting worker safety: ANSI/ISEA 105, Hand Protection Classification First published in 1999, the standard establishes performance classifications for gloves or glove materials for a wide variety of properties representative of potential workplace hazards for … Read More

Public Review Comment Period Opens on Revised Standard for PPE Conformity Assessment; Consensus Panel Participation Opportunity Available

ISEA is seeking public comments in response to its proposed revision to ISEA 125, Conformity Assessment for Safety and Personal Protective Equipment.  First published in 2014, the standard describes three levels of conformity assessment approaches that can be used to demonstrate that specified requirements for safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) are fulfilled.  For each … Read More

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

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