The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) partnered with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to coordinate and distribute much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to areas impacted by one of the most active hurricane seasons to date. ISEA is working with OSHA leadership to coordinate distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Texas and the Caribbean Basin, including Puerto Rico.
“OSHA’s goal is to keep workers and volunteers safe while they perform cleanup and recovery operations, and the ISEA is an important partner in these efforts,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt.
The storms created hazardous and unstable conditions not only for residents, but also for the cleanup and recovery workers tasked with returning the affected areas to safe, functional order. ISEA members were quick to mobilize to ensure that workers have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need during cleanup and recovery operations.
“ISEA members are willing to roll up their sleeves and help those impacted by these storms. They are committed to keeping workers safe, and know all too well the importance of proper selection and use of safety equipment in hazardous work environments,” said Chuck Johnson, ISEA President.
Information on specific safety equipment for storm cleanup and recovery can be found on the ISEA Storm Cleanup: Safety Equipment Resource Center page and on OSHA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response page.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is the trade association in the United States for personal protective equipment and technologies. Its member companies are world leaders in the design, manufacture, testing and distribution of protective clothing and equipment used in factories, construction sites, hospitals and clinics, farms, schools, laboratories, emergency response and in the home. Since 1933, ISEA has set the standard for the personal protective equipment industry, supporting member companies united in the goal of protecting the health and safety of people worldwide. For more information visit: www.safetyequipment.org