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2016 ISEA Fall Meeting

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Friday, December 2, 2016


The Fall Meeting is open to members of ISEA, safety industry thought leaders and companies interested in becoming ISEA members.

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ISEA’s Fall Meeting is the safety equipment industry’s premier forum for safety professionals interested in innovation, policy and business intelligence information. ISEA’s product groups and committees meet to do the essential work of the association – developing standards, formulating policy positions and planning for the future. It’s also a time for member company representatives to network with peers in the safety equipment industry.



The 2016 ISEA Fall Meeting will kick off with a full-day of product group and committee sessions focusing on new standards development and strategies for industry growth and sustainability. At the Annual Awards Dinner, ISEA will honor a safety industry professional with the Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award.

General Session Speakers: Michael Pollock, Vice President for Corporate and Community Partnerships with the National Safety Council (NSC), will discuss their new Worker Safety Initiative, and how it can be beneficial to the industry.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Principal of Bergeson & Campbell, will discuss Cal Prop 65, and steps to protect against a claim and more.
Join John Rabovsky and Don Tolbert from Liberty Mutual Insurance, in a presentation and discussion to explore the trends in workplace injuries and their impact, and examine the unique role of protective equipment in mitigating risk scenarios.

Luncheon Speaker: Howard Fineman, Global Editorial Director of the Huffington Post, and analyst for NBC and MSNBC is back with an update and anaysis on the political landscape.



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hearing Protection

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

High Visibility Products

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Hand Protection

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Head Protection

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Marketing and Communications Committee

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Standards Policy and Planning Committee

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

First Time Attendees Reception

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Reception

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Awards Dinner

Thursday, December 1, 2016

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

General Session

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm


2:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Eye and Face Protection

2:15 pm -5:00 pm

Protective Apparel

2:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Respiratory Protection

2:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Education and Training Committee

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Friday, December 2, 2016

8:30 am - Noon

Eye Wash and Shower

8:30 am - Noon

Fall Protection

8:30 am - Noon

Government Relations Committee


Michael Pollock

Vice President, Relationship Management, National Safety Council
Michael Pollock is responsible for overseeing the National Safety Council’s high-end engagement relationships, including corporate partners; c-suite, business and safety leaders; government leaders; volunteers, donors and other injury prevention partners. Areas of oversight include: research, …Read More

Lynn L. Bergeson

Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell
Owner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), Lynn L. Bergeson has earned an international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act …Read More

Howard Fineman

Global Editorial Director, Huffington Post
  Howard Fineman is the Global Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group, and a Pittsburgh native. One of the nation’s leading political journalists, Fineman’s work includes the widely-recognized November 2001 Newsweek cover story featuring the …Read More

John Rabovsky

John Rabovsky, MS, CSP, CHST, CRIS, ARM Managing Director – Technical Services Commercial Insurance Risk Control Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance
John Rabovsky is managing director of Risk Control Services' Technical & Learning Services staff at Liberty Mutual Insurance. The Technical Services team is responsible for developing cutting-edge tools, reference materials, and customer training resources. Much …Read More

Don Tolbert

Don Tolbert, CSP Technical Director – Technical Services Commercial Insurance Risk Control Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Don Tolbert is Technical Director – Organizational Practices in Risk Control Services’ Technical Services staff.   His current responsibilities include collaborating with the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in development of process and resources to …Read More