First nationwide safety task force will help employers prioritize worker safety in a post-pandemic world

Arlington, VA (May 8, 2020) – The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has joined the National Safety Council (NSC) task force to support the SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns initiative – a comprehensive, multifaceted plan developed to guide employers through the process of safely resuming traditional work and operations now and in a post-pandemic environment.

In partnership with NSC, the nation’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, ISEA joins other Fortune 500 companies, leading safety organizations and public health professionals and experts to prioritize worker safety and navigate the changed work environment.

“With SAFER, we are bringing the best minds together to ensure Americans have the safest transition back to work possible,” said Lorraine M. Martin, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “We are thrilled to have the partnership of ISEA to help us on our mission to make workplaces safer.”

Led by NSC, SAFER will issue recommendations and guidance for employers, including small and mid-size companies, across a variety of industries. From best practices to data-driven recommendations, the task force will provide employers the tools and solutions they need to take action in complicated and challenging times, with simple, practical implementation resources.

“As Americans begin the process of going back to work, personal safety is at the top of mind,” said ISEA President Charles Johnson. “We look forward to offering our expertise and insights about personal protective equipment (PPE) to help employees feel safe and stay protected in the workplace.”

For more information about the task force, please visit nsc.org/safer.  

About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council (nsc.org) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials, and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.

About ISEA
ISEA is the leading association for personal protective equipment and technologies that enable people to work in hazardous environments and an ANSI-accredited standard developing organization. The association works closely with manufacturers, test labs, subject matter experts, end-users, and government agencies in the standards development process. ISEA members—leaders in safety equipment manufacturing, testing and application—are united in the goal of protecting workers worldwide. For more than 75 years, ISEA has set the standard for personal protective technologies, supporting the interests of its member companies who are united in the goal of protecting the health and safety of people worldwide.

ISEA is a recognized leader in the development of safety equipment standards, in the U.S. and around the world.  It works with Congress and government agencies to consult with policymakers whose decisions affect the industry.  It is a forum for information sharing and industry action, providing market insight and advocating for the use of personal safety equipment to keep workers safe.