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2018 ISEA Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 1, 1970


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Questions or need assistance? Please contact Tanya Brosnan, Member Services Manager for assistance at 703-525-1695 or email: tbrosnan@safetyequipment.org



ISEA’s Annual Meeting, the association’s largest meeting, is the safety equipment industry’s premier forum for safety professionals interested in innovation, policy and business intelligence information. ISEA 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.



General Session and Speaker Topics:

  • ISEA Business Meeting  – Association overview, Conformity Assessment update and, 2019 ISEA Strategic Priorities
  • OSHA Update – OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor, Loren Sweatt, will provide an update on the agency’s regulatory agenda
  • DC Politics OverviewRich Goodstein, Political Analyst for CNN, BBC, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, will speak on the November Elections and how ISEA members can maximize their Hill visits to make a greater impact in the safety industry
  • Construction Industry UpdateKevin Cannon from the Associated General Contractors will provide an overview of the silica rule and other safety and health policy related updates and how it impacts the construction industry
  • Trade Panel – Representatives from the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Trade office will discuss trade implications to markets
    • Jennifer Stradtman, Director, Technical Barriers to Trade at Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
    • Richard Steffens, Executive Director – Western Hemisphere at U.S. Department of Commerce
  • End-User Panel – PPE specifiers from various market segments (Construction, Automotive, General Manufacturing, etc.) will discuss PPE product selection and safety trends
    • Cindy DePrater, Vice President, EH&S, Turner Construction Company
    • Michael Garza, Toyota Motor North America’s Corporate Business Continuity
    • Jerry Riddle, Safety Manager, Shell
    • Holly Burgess, EHS Manager, Siemens Mobility
    • Tanya Conole, Safety Consultant, and Former Global HSE Audit Lead, Valvoline
  • Distinguished Service Award Presentation and Dinner 
    • 2018 Recipient – Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, the Center for  Construction Research and Training (CPWR). CPWR is dedicated to reducing occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction industry.

Questions or need assistance? Please contact Tanya Brosnan, Member Services Manager at 703-525-1695 or email: tbrosnan@safetyequipment.org


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

8:30 AM – Noon

Board of Trustees Meeting (Board Members Only)

8:30 AM – Noon

Eye and Face Protection

8:30 AM – Noon

Emergency Eyewash and Shower

8:30 AM – Noon

Hand Protection

12:00 PM


12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Head Protection

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Respiratory Protection

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Protective Apparel

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Special Session : End-User Panel

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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

8:00 AM– 11:45 AM

Annual Business Meeting and General Session with OSHA Update, Construction Industry Update, Trade Panel

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Luncheon - DC Politics Overview – Rich Goodstein, Political Analyst

2:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Marketing and Communications Committee

2:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Standards Policy Committee

2:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Education and Training Committee

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

General Reception

Friday, November 30, 2018

8:30 AM – Noon

Hearing Protection

8:30 AM – Noon

High-Visibility Products

8:30 AM – Noon

Government Relations Committee


Loren Sweatt

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, OSHA
Loren Sweatt joined the Occupational Safety and Health Administration July 24, 2017. Ms. Sweatt joins the agency from the U.S. House of Representatives where she served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Committee on …Read More

Kevin Cannon

Senior Director, Safety and Health the Associated General Contractors of America
Kevin Cannon is the Senior Director of Safety and Health at the Associated General Contractors of America. Kevin serves as the primary liaison for federal safety regulations.  Kevin is responsible with monitoring regulatory activity relating …Read More

Jennifer Stradtman

Director for Technical Barriers to Trade, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)
Jennifer Stradtman is the Director for Technical Barriers to Trade in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).  In this capacity, Ms. Stradtman addresses technical barriers to trade through various fora, including APEC, the TPP …Read More

Richard (Rich) Steffens

Executive Director for Western Hemisphere, Department of Commerce
Richard (Rich) Steffens As Executive Director for Western Hemisphere, for the Department of Commerce, Mr. Steffens is responsible for the work of 250 staff in 20 countries on trade and investment promotion and economic development.  …Read More

Richard Goodstein

President of Goodstein & Associates, Political and Legal Analyst
Richard Goodstein, President of Goodstein & Associates, is a consultant to ISEA. Rich has been involved in public policy issues on behalf of major associations and companies ( J&J, the Business Roundtable, Marathon Petroleum, Ingersoll …Read More

Cindy DePrater

Vice President of EH&S, Turner Construction Company
Cindy DePrater is Vice President of EH&S for the Turner Construction Company.  In this role, she is responsible for Turner’s safety, health, environmental, and loss control activities nationwide. Ms. DePrater leads a staff of three …Read More
Chris is CPWR’s Executive Director and leads its construction research, training, and service programs funded by federal agreements, grants, and contracts. She manages relationships with CPWR’s external partners in the government, Building Trades Unions, non-construction …Read More

Michael Garza

Corporate Business Continuity, Toyota Motor North America
Michael Garza is presently responsible for Toyota Motor North America’s Corporate Business Continuity strategy which encompasses aspects of emergency preparedness and recovery planning within multiple operations including their headquarters offices, warehousing and vehicle distribution centers.  …Read More

Holly Burgess

EHS Manager, Siemens Mobility
Holly Burgess is the Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Siemens Rail Automation (Marion, KY and New York, NY) and Intelligent Traffic Systems.  Holly’s career spans over 18 years with companies such as Honeywell, Unilever and …Read More

Jerry Riddle

Safety Engineer, Shell
Jerry Riddle, M.S., CSP, is the Safety Engineer at Shell.Read More

Tanya Conole

Safety Consultant, Former Global HSE Audit Lead, Valvoline
A certified OHS professional and lead auditor, Tanya Conole’s work experience includes international and national lead audit roles in America for Valvoline and Direct Energy respectively, developing, implementing, and managing their safety audit programs. While …Read More


Hotel Accommodations

Registration is now open for ISEA’s room block for November 28 – November 30 1, 2018.


The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Sq
Alexandria, VA, 22314











ISEA Daily Rate: $199

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 |08:00:00
Friday, November 30, 2018 |13:00:00
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Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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