National Consensus Standard for Conformity Assessment of Safety and Personal Protective Equipment

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the revised ISEA-developed national consensus standard for conformity assessment of safety and personal protective equipment. This updated version addresses improvements and introduces greater flexibility in an effort to promote wider voluntary adoption.

  • This standard, ANSI/ISEA 125-2021, provides an organized and systematic way for a supplier to verify that a product meets the requirements of a performance standard, and to communicate that verification to the purchaser and user.
  • It includes standardized requirements for initial and ongoing testing, process quality management, record keeping and surveillance, and declaration of conformity.
  • Recognizing the diversity of products, hazards, users and suppliers, it offers three alternative methods of conformity assessment, ranging from in-house testing and monitoring to full third-party certification.

ANSI/ISEA 125 was developed under the leadership of the ISEA Standards Policy and Planning Committee and reviewed and approved by a consensus panel of producers, users, regulators and experts, prior to approval as an American National Standard.


  • Download the free ANSI/ISEA 125-2021 standard here.
  • Get your Declaration of Conformity form here. (Please note form is blank, and the sole responsibility of manufacturers/suppliers. ISEA does not maintain records of Conformity)