The International Safety Equipment Association recently welcomed six new members to its community of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of safety equipment and technologies.

“We’re excited to grow our membership with these companies that share ISEA’s mission to help protect workers worldwide,” said ISEA President & CEO Cam Mackey. “Each brings unique expertise and experience that will add value in our united effort to innovate and enhance worker safety.”

ISEA welcomes the following new members:

Blackhawk Industrial joins ISEA as a distributor member. With locations across North America, Blackhawk works with thousands of manufacturers to provide quality industrial products and equipment, including PPE and safety equipment. Blackhawk will join ISEA’s Hand Protection product group.

Blåkläder joins ISEA as a manufacturer member. Founded in Sweden in 1959, Blåkläder has since become a leading manufacturer of workwear, with established representation in Canada and the United States. Blåkläder will participate in ISEA’s Protective Apparel product group.

Milwaukee Tool joins ISEA as a manufacturer member. Since 1924, Milwaukee Tool has delivered innovative solutions around the world that increase productivity and safety, including PPE for the construction trades. Milwaukee Tool will participate in the Dropped Objects, Eye and Face Protection, Hand protection, Head protection, Hearing protection, Heat Stress Solutions, High Visibility Garments, Protective Apparel, and Respiratory Protection product groups.

Mips joins ISEA as a supplier member. This Swedish helmet-based safety technology company, known for sports and motorcycle helmets, now works with PPE manufacturers to equip occupational helmets and hardhats with its safety system. Mips will join ISEA’s Head Protection product group.

Safety Products Global (SPG) joins ISEA as a manufacturer member. SPG is a global leader in safety solutions that help prevent cutting injuries, with products distributed throughout the Americas, Canada, EMEA and APAC markets.

Sqwincher, a brand of Kent Precision Food Groups, joins ISEA as a manufacturer member. Founded in Columbus, MS, in 1975, Sqwincher provides optimal hydration solutions throughout the industrial market. Sqwincher will participate in ISEA’s Heat Stress Solutions product group.

“We’re honored to welcome these leading industry players on board,” said ISEA’s Mackey “Together, as a united industry, we can help shape the future of worker protection.”

 About ISEA
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is the trade association for personal protective equipment and technologies. Its member companies, united in the goal of protecting the health and safety of workers worldwide, are global leaders in the design, manufacture, testing, and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), which protects more than 111 million workers across the U.S. Since 1933, ISEA has been a recognized leader in the development of ANSI-accredited safety equipment standards, in the United States and around the world. ISEA works with Congress and government agencies to consult with policymakers whose decisions affect the industry. 

Nationwide, the safety equipment industry supports 345,001 total jobs and generates more than $71.6 billion in economic activity. In 2020, the safety equipment industry paid $5 billion in federal taxes and nearly $4 billion in state taxes, for a total tax generation of $9 billion. For more information visit

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