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

High Visibility Experts Summit Safety Joins ISEA

October 25, 2021 (Arlington, VA) – The International Safety Equipment Association welcomes new member Summit Safety, an American manufacturer and distributor of safety equipment and supplies. Summit Safety joins ISEA as a general member in the High Visibility products group. “Summit Safety is a welcome addition to ISEA,” said ISEA President Charles Johnson. “With more … Read More

Head Protection Manufacturer STUDSON Joins ISEA

October 20, 2021 (Arlington, VA) – The International Safety Equipment Association welcomes new member STUDSON, Inc., an American manufacturer of head protection for the industrial trades. STUDSON joins ISEA as a general member in the Eye and Face Protection, Head Protection, and Hearing Protection product groups. “We are happy to have STUDSON at ISEA,” said … Read More

ISEA Applauds Biden Supply Chain Initiative

PPE Industry Supports Accelerated Goods Movement for PPE and Other COVID Response Supplies The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) applauds President Biden’s October 13 announcement that the Port of Los Angeles will join the Port of Long Beach in expanding its operations to a 24/7 schedule. The President also said major retailers and shippers would … Read More

FDA Revokes Respirator EAUs, Protecting American Manufacturers and Workers

Yesterday, June 30, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is revoking the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for non-NIOSH-approved disposable respirators and the EUAs for decontamination and bioburden reduction systems. These devices will no longer be authorized for use by health care personnel in health care settings. This move comes after ISEA, … Read More