ISEA Publishes ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 Eye and Face Protection Standard Update

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has updated the American National Standard for eye and face protection. The enhanced standard reinforces the emphasis on matching the protector to the hazard and includes other enhancements responsive to the evolving needs for workers, particularly those engaged in specific tasks or applications.  ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2020, American National Standard for Occupational … Read More

Public Review Period Open on Key Industry Standard for Emergency Flushing Fixtures

ISEA is seeking public comments in response to the proposed reaffirmation of ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014, American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment.  The globally-accepted standard provides testing, performance criteria and installation requirements for emergency flushing fixtures used to rinse corrosive materials and other contaminants from workers who have come into contact with such potentially … Read More

ISEA Seeking Consensus Panel Participants on Emergency Eyewash/Shower Voluntary Industry Standard

ISEA is soliciting interested parties as consensus body participants in the proposed reaffirmation of ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014, Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment.  The globally-accepted standard provides testing, performance criteria and installation requirements for emergency flushing fixtures used to rinse corrosive materials and other contaminants from workers who have come into contact with such potentially harmful substances.  … Read More

ISEA Calls on Congress to Expedite Passage of the Health Care Workforce Protection Act of 2019

With the U.S. at risk of a catastrophic exposure to the Ebola virus from just one international airline flight, we are encouraged that legislation has been introduced in Congress to extend PREP Act protection for respirators certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that are needed to protect health care workers … Read More

ISEA Seeking Consensus Body Members for Key High-Visibility Apparel Standard

ISEA is soliciting interested parties as consensus body participants in the revision to ANSI/ISEA 107-2015, High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories.  The widely-accepted standard, incorporated by reference in federal highway regulations, defines the material performance criteria, design requirements, class and type designations (based on material amounts and intended application, respectively) and labeling for high-visibility safety apparel … Read More

ISEA Release Revised Cold Weather Work Apparel Standard to Better Protect Workers in Cold Temperature

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) released a newly revised standard — ANSI/ISEA 201-2019 American National Standard for Insulation and Wash Durability Classification of Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments — to improve on the performance of apparel worn in cold temperature environments. The revised standard was prepared by ISEA members of the Protective Apparel Group. … Read More

A Liability Problem Could Delay Supply of Emergency Respirator

Imagine an Ebola epidemic is ravaging a community, or a dirty bomb goes off in a major city — but health workers can’t enter the affected area because they lack adequate respiratory protective devices (respirators) meant to protect them from airborne particles carrying disease or radiation. Sound far-fetched? The World Health Organization (WHO) is struggling … Read More

ISEA Seeks Consensus Body Participants for Key Voluntary Standard on Industrial Head Protection

ISEA, an ANSI-accredited standard developing organization,  is seeking consensus body reviewers for the proposed reaffirmation of the following standard: ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014, Industrial Head Protection:  Codified in OSHA regulations, the standard establishes minimum performance criteria for industrial head protection used in a variety of work environments including those in the construction, manufacturing and oil/gas industries.   Head protection conforming … Read More

Public Review Comment Period Opens on New ISEA Standard for Secondary FR Garments

ISEA is seeking public comments in response to its proposed new standard on secondary single-use flame-resistance protective clothing.  Apparel covered by ISEA 203 is designed for use in industrial settings where flash fire or flame hazards may exist and for which barrier protection may be needed to protect the primary protective clothing from becoming contaminated with dirt, paint, grease … Read More