ISEA/VPPPA Encourage Donations of Surplus PPE for Healthcare Workers

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA) are requesting employers with sufficient inventory of PPE donate extra to local healthcare professionals experiencing shortages. In a letter that went to more than 10,000 VPPPA members, ISEA expressed gratitude for their ongoing efforts to support COVID-19 relief efforts, applauding employer … Read More

PPE Industry Fights Fraudulent, Unauthorized Respirators

Hospitals and healthcare facilities across the United States are facing shortages of NIOSH-approved N95 masks. As a result, manufacturers around the world have ramped up efforts to produce NIOSH-certified respirators, and the FDA has authorized importation and use of disposable respirators made in and regulated by China, including KN95 masks. These masks have similar performance … Read More

The PPE Industry Calls for Ethical Pricing, No Hoarding, and Open Borders

The coronavirus outbreak is a global pandemic that has caused unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) from the healthcare sector. PPE manufacturers have quickly ramped up production and are doing everything possible to add more capacity but still cannot satisfy the surge demand for this public health emergency. The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) … Read More

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 Awards 2019 Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship to Indiana University of Pennsylvania Student

Patrick Delvernois from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, has won the 2019 Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship, presented by the ISEA. Mr. Delvernois is studying at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), with a GPA of 3.85, and has one year remaining in his degree for Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences at IUP. Mr. Delvernois served as the secretary … 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 Announces New Board of Trustees, Naming Incoming Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer Chair

Craig Wallentine says ISEA, “will stay focused on needs of end users to identify and implement safety innovations to protect more workers.” Craig Wallentine, Global Business Development Manager, DuPont Safety & Construction (Retired) (DuPont) was elected chairman of the board of trustees of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), at the group’s annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Tom … Read More