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2017 ISEA Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 1, 1970


Key Event Highlights:

  • William G. Perry, CIH, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance on OSHA’s current priorities
  • Dr. John Howard on NIOSH’s Strategic Vision, and PPE-related research
  • Lynn L. Bergeson on Cal Prop 65 next steps, exemption, and labeling options for PPE manufacturers
  • Jonathan Karl, ABC News, Chief White House Correspondent, with an insider’s view on Washington D.C.
  • Safety Trends and Policy panel discussion 
  • Focusing on the future, an update from ISEA
  • Honoring Daniel K. Shipp with the Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award

The 2017 ISEA Annual Meeting promises to be an exciting venue for all things safety equipment, including advocacy, policy updates and connecting with safety equipment industry colleagues.
The meeting kicks off on November 29, with product group meetings, focusing on standards development, advocating for the growth of the safety equipment industry, and increasing the reach of the association. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., will discuss exploring Cal Prop 65 exemption for personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers. At the association’s annual Award Dinner, ISEA will honor Daniel K. Shipp, who honorably led the association for 25 years, with the Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award.

There’s extra news to cover at the Annual Business Meeting and Speaker Sessions on November 30:  ISEA’s new President, Charles D. Johnson, will report on association activities; Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); and William G. Perry, CIH, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will speak to the group. The agency leaders will discuss new developments within the agencies, and where federal safety standards are heading.

New at this year’s meeting, the Safety Trends and Policy Panel will discuss how companies and industry sectors are protecting employees now, and how they might be protecting employees in the future. The panel will be moderated by safety industry leader, Jim Thornton, former VP, EHS Director, Newport News Shipbuilding, with panelists:
– Adam Gregor, Director of Safety and Health, Coeur Mining
– Laurie Shelby, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, Tesla Motors
– Curt Wells, Regulatory Affairs, Aluminum Association
– Steve Robuck, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Portland Cement       
Keynote luncheon speaker, Jonathan Karl, ABC News, Chief White House Correspondent, returns with an insider’s view on Washington D.C.
The topics are exceptionally timely and offer attendees a tremendous range of information.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

8:30 AM – Noon

Board of Trustees Meeting (Board Members Only)

8:30 AM – Noon

Hearing Protection

8:30 AM – Noon

High Visibility

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Head Protection

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Hand Protection

3:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Cal Prop 65 - Next Steps with Lynn Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

New Member Reception

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

General Reception

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Distinguished Service Award Ceremony and Dinner, Honoring Daniel K. Shipp

Thursday, November 30, 2017

8:00 AM– 11:45 AM

Annual Business Meeting and Keynote Speakers with NIOSH, OSHA, Safety and Policy Trends Panel

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Luncheon and Speaker Presentation, with Jonathan Karl, ABC News

2:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Respiratory Protection

2:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Eye and Face Protection

2:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Protective Apparel

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

General Reception

Friday, December 1, 2017

8:30 AM – Noon

Education and Training Committee

8:30 AM – Noon

Emergency Eyewash and Shower

8:30 AM – Noon

Government Relations Committee


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

John Howard

Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, serves as the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program the U.S. Department of Health and …Read More

William G. Perry, CIH

Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG), OSHA
William Perry, CIH, is Director of the Directorate of Standards and Guidance at the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), where he is responsible for leading the development of standards and guidance products covering a …Read More

Jim Thornton

former VP, EHS Director, Newport News Shipbuilding
Mr. Thornton is the former Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, where he was responsible for the health and safety of more than 35,000 employees …Read More

Adam Gregor

Director of Safety and Health, Coeur Mining
Since 2015, Adam Gregor has been Director of Safety and Health at Coeur Mining.  Headquartered in Chicago, Coeur Mining, Inc. is a well-diversified and growing, precious metals producer with five precious metals mines in the Americas, …Read More

Curt Wells

Director, Regulatory Affairs, Aluminum Association
Curt Wells joined the Association in March 2014 as Manager of Regulatory Affairs. In this role, Curt will provide insight and guidance to the industry on a range of environmental and other regulatory issues. Prior to …Read More

Laurie Shelby

Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, Tesla Motors
Laurie Shelby is Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) at Tesla Motors.  She is the first person to hold this newly created position.  Prior to this, she served as Vice President of EHS for …Read More

Stephen Robuck

Senior Director, Government Affairs, Portland Cement Association
Stephen Robuck is Senior Director, Government Affairs at the Portland Cement Association (PCA), where he directs the association’s advocacy on Infrastructure Revitalization, Clean Air Act Regulation of Ozone and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization.  Before …Read More

Jonathan Karl

ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent, Chief White House Correspondent
Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent. He regularly contributes to all broadcasts, including "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir," and "Nightline." In addition, he hosts …Read More


Hotel Accommodations

Registration is now open for ISEA’s room block for November 29 – December 1, 2017, at the Westin Arlington Gateway

ISEA Daily Rate: $199

Reserve Your Room Here

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 |08:00:00
Friday, December 1, 2017 |13:00:00
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