ISEA Leads Industry Action on Preventing Workplace Fatalities from Dropped Objects

Groundbreaking new national standard guides employers on how to prevent workers from being struck by falling objects The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have developed a first-in-the-industry standard aimed at helping employers reduce the risk of dropped objects incidents in industrial and occupational settings. ANSI/ISEA 121-2018, American National Standard … Read More

ISEA 138: Raising the Standard for Hand Impact Protection

By Rodney Taylor, D3O (original article on OHS online)   The standard is specifically designed for industrial gloves and the special protection they offer to workers. The bones and soft tissues in the back of the hand are all vulnerable to impact injuries, varying from bumps and bruises to severe bone fractures. Many people mistakenly believe … Read More

Additional Public Review Announced for New Standard on Dropped Object Prevention Solutions

ISEA has initiated a second public review in response to its proposed new standard for dropped object prevention solutions.  Currently designated as ISEA 121, the standard seeks to establish minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for solutions that reduce dropped objects incidents in industrial and occupational settings. An industry first, the standard focuses on preventative … Read More

Public Review Comment Period Opens on Proposed Industry Standard for Dropped Object Prevention

ISEA is seeking public comments in response to its proposed new standard dropped object prevention solutions.  Currently designated as ISEA 121, the standard seeks to establish minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for solutions that reduce dropped objects incidents in industrial and occupational settings. An industry first, the standard focuses on preventative solutions actively used … Read More

ISEA Seeks Consensus Panel Participants for Key PPE Voluntary Consensus Standards

ISEA, an ANSI-accredited standard developing organization,  is seeking consensus body reviewers for two standards initiatives: ISEA 138, Performance and Classification for Impact Resistant Hand Protection:  An industry first, the proposed standard will focus on establishing appropriate testing protocols to be used to evaluate and classify gloves that offer impact protection to the back of the hand … Read More

ISEA Developing Standard for Protecting Workers From Objects Falling From Height

from Safety+Health Magazine, on ISEA’s Dropped Objects Presentation at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. “The International Safety Equipment Association President Charles Johnson hailed the “instrumental” efforts of several leading safety equipment managers in developing ANSI/ISEA 121, a forthcoming standard on the prevention of objects dropped from heights.” Click link to read article: ISEA Developing Standard … Read More

ISEA’s New Initiative Seeks to Standardize Solutions to Protect Workers from Dropped Objects

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 there were 519 fatalities from being struck by an object or equipment in the United States, and 247 were caused by a falling object. Regulators and professionals have acknowledged the serious, life-threatening risks of falling objects and are instilling rules to ensure proper precautions are followed in … Read More

New ISEA Initiative Seeks to Quantify and Classify Impact Protection Offered by Industrial Gloves

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has launched a project to develop back-of-the-hand impact protection testing and performance criteria, as a component to the widely used ANSI/ISEA 105-2016, American National Standard for Hand Protection Classification.  Dorsal side injuries are particularly common in oil and gas drilling, mining and heavy construction industries. Glove suppliers and workplace … Read More

FHWA Accepts Revised ANSI/ISEA 107 Standard For High-Visibility Safety Apparel in Workzones

High-visibility safety garments that conform to the newly revised American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories, ANSI/ISEA 107-2015, will be in compliance with the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced today. The MUTCD requires that highway workers, flaggers and adult crossing guards wear high-visibility apparel … Read More

ISEA Seeks Consensus Body Participants for Industrial Protective Apparel Standards Under Development

Two standards initiatives are underway to provide end-users with much-needed information in selecting proper protective apparel.  ANSI/ISEA 201, American National Standard for Classification of Insulating Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments, is currently under revision.  The standard is designed as a tool to assist garment selectors or specifiers in determining appropriate passively insulated apparel items … Read More