ISEA Experts Detail Changes to Standards for High-Visibility Apparel and Hand Protection at NSC Congress and Expo

Excerpt from Safety+Health Magazine, published October 18, 2016

Experts in the area of high-visibility apparel and hand protection spoke about recent changes to ANSI/ISEA standards that affect employers and workers alike, during a “Solutions From ISEA Experts” session Tuesday, October 18, at the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo in Anaheim, CA.

Richard McNeely, a New York City-based personal safety market manager for ORAFOL Americas and chairman of ISEA’s product group for high-visibility safety apparel, offered details about the latest revision of the high-visibility standard ANSI/ISEA 107.

McNeely said the revised standard combined ANSI/ISEA 107 and ANSI/ISEA 207, which were issued in different years and out of sync with each other.

“Unlike head protection or hand protection, this is a soft type of protection,” McNeely said.

Geno Lechuga, director of sales at Grand Rapids, MI-based HexArmor and ISEA’s hand protection expert, went over changes in hand safety standards.

ANSI/ISEA 105 includes some revisions for the classification of cut resistance, Lechuga said. He also discussed new glove standards and outlined the direct and indirect costs to employers when a worker lacerates his or her hand. Read the complete article from Safety+Health here.

Questions on ANSI/ISEA 107 and ANSI/ISEA 105? Request a copy of the presentation by contacting ISEA here.

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