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

Public Review Period Opens on Popular Workplace First Aid Kit Standard

Consensus Participation Opportunity Available ISEA is now accepting public review comments in response to its proposed revision to ISEA Z308.1, Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits.  First published in 1978, the proposed update builds upon the initial objective to standardize first aid kits to ensure that items needed to treat the most common types of … Read More

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

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”

A work injury can cost from $540 to $26,000, according to the National Safety Council. For employers, think lost productivity, workers comp and liability insurance costs. For workers, think medical costs, inability to work, and a host of hassles and expenses that come with serious injuries. The value and importance of worker safety has never … Read More