NIOSH: To Beard or not to Beard? That’s a good Question!

Posted on November 10, 2017

Posted on NIOSH Science Blog November 2, 2017: “So, you want to grow out your beard, but wear a tight-fitting respirator at work? Ensuring the respirator seal is a vital part of respiratory protection practices. Facial hair that lies along the sealing area of a respirator, such as beards, sideburns, or some mustaches, will interfere with … Read More

OSHA Clarifies Who Can Conduct Fall Protection Training, and ASSE Resources

Posted on November 10, 2017

From ASSE’s 11/02/2017 blog post  In a response to a letter from International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) seeking clarification of who can conduct fall protection training, OSHA has indicated that fall protection trainers who are compliant with ANSI/ASSE Z359 (fall protection/arrest) and ANSI/ASSE Z490 (OSH training) will meet the definition of qualified in the agency’s Walking and Working Surfaces rule. Both ASSE and … Read More

Storm Cleanup – Using PPE to Help Protect Cleanup and Restoration Workers After the Storm

Posted on October 2, 2017

The recent tropical storms left widespread damage along the storm’s path, leaving  “unprecedented” flooding, and “massive” damage to areas. Residents and emergency preparedness and response personnel continue to cope with the weather disaster affecting thousands of square miles and millions of people. The destructive power of severe weather has the ability to create hazardous and … Read More

Seven Elements for a Hearing Conservation Program & You

Posted on September 1, 2017

Follow these steps to ensure you have an effective hearing conservation program. Article by: Laurie Wells and Ted Madison with 3M Personal Safety Division Article origination: Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Magazine At least 22 million employees will experience noise at work at potentially damaging levels this year. And the cost for failing to protect … Read More

Ever Wonder if the Loud Noise Around You Could Be Damaging Your Hearing?

Posted on August 11, 2017

Free Sound Level Meter App from CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Do you work in or near a noisy environment, such as a construction site, a popular restaurant, or a concert or sports venue? Ever wonder how loud the noise really is and if it could be damaging your hearing? There’s … Read More

Trends in Personal Protective Equipment – 2017 Update

Posted on June 28, 2017

By Safety+Health Magazine  “ISEA members and PPE manufacturers discuss new technology, customer concerns and what’s on the horizon in their field.” Properly working and fitting personal protective equipment is critically important for workers, even if it’s meant to be used as the last line of defense. Safety+Health, with help from the International Safety Equipment Association, … Read More

Protect Your Eyes During the Solar Eclipse

Posted on August 2, 2017

You can experience the eclipse safely, but it is vital that you protect your eyes at all times with the proper solar filters. On August 21, 2017, parts of the U.S. will get the chance to see a total solar eclipse, and the entire country will experience at least a partial eclipse! ISEA would like to … Read More

QSSP Continues to Support Ongoing Professional Development of Safety Sales Professionals

Posted on July 12, 2017

For the past 20 years, completing a course leading to the Qualified Safety Service Personnel (QSSP) designation has been a recognized and sought-after achievement for the sales and marketing representatives of personal protective equipment manufacturers and suppliers. In 2016, the program awarded the designation to the 1,500th graduate of the intensive five-day training program. At that time, Dan Shipp, … Read More