ISEA is soliciting interested parties as consensus body participants in the proposed revision of ANSI/ISEA 125-2014, Conformity Assessment for Safety and Personal Protective Equipment.
The document establishes a standardized process by which suppliers – including manufacturers, importers, assemblers, subcontractors, and distributors – can provide evidence that products meet applicable performance standard. Three conformity assessment approaches are defined and differ in the type and rigor of testing and quality assurance, from self-testing to third-party certification.
Consensus bodies represent the views of a balanced cross-section of stakeholder interest categories to include:
- Producer – A manufacturer of the product covered by the standard or components thereof
- User – An organization that uses, specifies or purchases the product covered by the standard
- Government – An agency or department that has a regulatory or other interest in the product (government agencies that use the product fall under the User category)
- General Interest – An organization that has a special interest in this standard due to safety, technical or other requirements or an individual expert with knowledge in the area(s) covered by the standard, but who neither produces nor uses products covered by the standard.
ISEA expects to initiate consensus balloting by the end of 1Q 2021.
Contact Cristine Fargo, ISEA’s vice president, operations, and technical services for additional information.