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

Estándar de ducha y lavaojos de emergencia ampliamente aceptado ahora disponible en español

ARLINGTON, Va. (31 de marzo de 2016) – Los trabajadores hispanos, especialmente aquellos en industrias de alto riesgo como la construcción o la agricultura, continúan lesionándose de manera desproporcionada o incluso falleciendo en el lugar de trabajo. En 2014, la Oficina de Estadísticas Laborales (BLS, por sus siglas en inglés) informó que hubo 789 fallecimientos … Read More

Widely-Accepted Emergency Eyewash, Shower Standard Now Available in Spanish

Hispanic workers, especially those in high-risk industries like construction or agriculture, continue to be disproportionately injured and killed on the job. In 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported there were 789 Hispanic or Latino worker fatalities from work-related incidents. The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is committed to identifying ways to improve the … Read More

Eye and Face Protection Standard Committee Seeking New Members

The Z87 Committee on Safety Eye and Face Protection, which is administered by ISEA and accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is seeking consensus body participants in the following targeted interest categories: User: An organization (company, association, government agency, individual) that uses and/or purchases the product covered by the Committee. Government:  A government … Read More