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2021 ISEA Annual Meeting

Monday, November 15, 2021 - Wednesday, November 17, 2021


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$625 for ISEA Members

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


The safety equipment industry RESET its global reputation and profile during a year of providing the necessary PPE to those who needed it the most.

Now, as businesses RESET policies to reopen the workplace and safeguard their employees under new circumstances, safety equipment manufacturers must RESET strategies and goals to meet the needs of a new market.

At the ISEA Annual Meeting, safety equipment experts will come together to RESET work on consensus standards, PPE policy, and plans for the future of PPE at a time when the world is prioritizing safety like never before.

Who Should Attend?
The association’s largest meeting, the ISEA Annual 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 accomplish the essential work of the association – developing standards, formulating policy positions, and planning for the future.

COVID-19 Event Information
ISEA will conduct our Annual Business Meeting in accordance with our host hotel’s requirements and CDC guidelines to reduce Covid transmission. Masks will be worn at all times unless while stationary and eating or drinking. At registration, attendees will affirm our mask policy. In addition, attendees will be asked if they have been vaccinated, and if not, have they had a negative covid test within the last 48 hours. Testing options will be available either on-site or within walking distance of the host hotel. Testing is also available at all major Washington metropolitan airports.


Monday, November 15, 2021

8:30 AM - Noon

ISEA Board of Trustees Meeting

8:30 AM - Noon

Respiratory Protection

Noon - 1:00 PM

Hearing Protection

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Eye and Face Protection

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Hand Protection

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Joint Session: Work at Heights (Dropped Objects, Fall Protection, Head Protection)

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Head Protection

5:30 PM

New Member Reception

6:00 PM

ISEA Awards Reception & Dinner

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

8:00 - Noon

General Session


Keynote Luncheon: Amy Walter

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Emergency Eyewash and Shower

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Standards and Policy Planning Committee

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Protective Apparel

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Education Committee

6:00 PM

Networking Reception

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Special Breakfast Session: Misinformation of PPE

9:30 AM - Noon

High Visibility

9:30 AM - Noon

Government Relations Committee


Jay Byrne

President, v-Fluence
Jay Byrne is president of v-Fluence, a strategic communication and research agency.  Jay has more than 25 years of experience in public affairs, crisis and issues management.  He has held senior communications positions in industry …Read More

James Frederick

Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA
Jim Frederick has three decades of experience providing occupational health and safety leadership to North American labor unions as an advocate and a resource to workers, their employers and regulatory agencies. Mr. Frederick spent twenty-five …Read More

Charles D. Johnson

President & CEO, ISEA
Charles D. Johnson is the President of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the trade organization for personal protective equipment and technologies. ISEA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developing organization, and …Read More

Mary Mikolajewski

Manager, Technical Committee Operations at ASTM International
In 2010, Mary Mikolajewski joined the Technical Committee Operations division of ASTM International. In her role as Staff Manager, she coordinates activities for multiple industries and directs the operations and strategic initiatives related to the …Read More

Steve Recca

Disaster Preparedness Planning at the Pacific Disaster Center
Steve Recca is the staff advisor for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief initiatives with the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC; www.pdc.org). His primary role is coordination of PDC operations with Defense Department and United Nations disaster …Read More

Tom Votel

President & CEO, Ergodyne, ISEA Board Chair
ISEA Board Vice ChairmanRead More

Craig Wallentine

Global Business Development Manager, DuPont Safety & Construction (Retired), ISEA Immediate Past Chair
Immediate Past Chair of the BoardRead More

Amy Walter

Political Analyst, National Editor, Cook Political Report
For more than 20 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Walter is the national editor of the Cook Political …Read More

Networking Events

Monday, November 15 | 5:30 PM New Member Reception

Welcome and meet new members who have joined ISEA since we last met in person.

Monday, November 15 | 6:00 PM ISEA Awards Reception & Dinner

At the ISEA Awards Dinner, the Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award and Ryan-Willson Service Award of Excellence are presented to those whose efforts have advanced and promoted workplace safety and health.

Tuesday, November 16 | 6:00 PM Networking Reception

Join colleagues and friends for a reception to celebrate the industry's most premier gathering.


Hotel Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
Arlington, VA

City View Double/ King rooms are $219/night + taxes & fees.

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UPDATE: The room block is closed. Rooms at this rate are no longer guaranteed.

Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City COVID-19 Guidance
Customers should review government guidance to confirm eligibility to travel & stay at the hotel. See travelguidance.marriott.com.
The health and safety of our guests is our top priority: COVID-19 updates and what to expect at our hotel.


Monday, November 15, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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Ritz Carlton Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
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