Q&A: A Certified Workplace Safety Pro Talks PPE in Manufacturing

By Gillian Scott Personal protective equipment helps protect employees from a variety of hazards, but it’s not always enthusiastically embraced by facilities or workers. We talked to Bill Simkins, a certified safety professional and QSSP instructor, about barriers to PPE use and the evolution of the industry. Bill Simkins, a certified safety professional, spent a career helping facilities … Read More

ISEA Adds a New Training Manager to the Team

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is pleased to announce the addition of Christy C. Bolton as Manager of Training and Information Resources. Ms. Bolton has over two decades of experience managing and implementing training and information service initiatives while serving in roles such as Training Manager, Senior Training Consultant and Director of Operations in … Read More

ISEA Announces New Online Training Courses for Safety Sales Professionals

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) announces two new online training programs for safety sales and marketing professionals. The new courses are part of ISEA’s strategic initiative to provide quality professional development programs to broaden knowledge and competency in occupational health and safety. The Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (IOHS) course is designed to … Read More

QSSP Continues to Support Ongoing Professional Development of Safety Sales Professionals

For the past 20 years, completing a course leading to the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) designation has been a recognized and sought-after achievement for the sales and marketing representatives of personal protective equipment manufacturers and suppliers. In 2016, the program awarded the designation to the 1,500th graduate of the intensive five-day training program. At that … Read More

ISEA Launches New Website Updates Enhancing Safety Sales Education Program

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has recently launched a redesigned website as part of the association’s ongoing initiative to enhance its education program. ISEA aims to support the professional development goals of safety sales and marketing professionals seeking to become more valuable to their customers and companies, and to promote the proper use of … Read More

ISEA Announces 2016 Second Quarter QSSP Graduates

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) announces that 78 sales and marketing professionals from safety equipment companies were awarded the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) designation in the second quarter of 2016. They completed one of two intensive five-day courses in the technical and regulatory fundamentals of workplace safety and health, held in April and … Read More

40 Safety Professionals from Airgas Earn QSSP Designation from ISEA Program

Forty sales and marketing professionals from safety distributor Airgas, Inc. have earned the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) designation from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA). They completed an intensive five-day course in the technical and regulatory fundamentals of workplace safety and health, February 29 – March 4 in Los Angeles, CA.  QSSP is designed … Read More

Safety Course Graduates 1,500th Student, Announces Expansion Plans

In 1996, when a training program was developed for sales and marketing personnel from personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers and distributors, nobody looked 20 years into the future. It started as a project jointly sponsored by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the former Safety Equipment Distributors Association. It was the “baby” of Dr. … Read More