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

Protecting Workers from Falls and Falling Objects

Posted on June 2, 2017

For decades, the leading causes of death on construction sites have been “Falls” and “Struck by Object,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In 2015, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recorded 364 deaths from falls (38.8% of the total construction deaths) and 90 workers were struck by objects (9.6% of the … Read More

Understanding Global Hand Protection Standards (Free Webinar Available On-Demand)

Posted on June 1, 2017

Dan Shipp, President of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), discuss ANSI/ISEA 105-2016, EN 388, why these multiple standards co-exist, and previews upcoming standards additions on anti-vibration, dorsal impact, and labeling. Free webinar available until March 18, 2018. Learning Objectives: Introduction to ISEA profile of what we do, who we represent Relationship between ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 … Read More

Emerging Trends in Workplace Safety

Posted on May 18, 2017

By Eastern Kentucky University’s Occupational Safety program Workplace safety is a growing concern among workers in the United States, primarily because of negative publicity that some incidents have garnered over the past several years. In 2014 alone, a total of 4,821 people were killed on the job, translating to 13 deaths every day. Many business people … Read More

Updated Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide

Posted on May 8, 2017

ISEA has released an updated version of the association’s popular Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide. The guide has been extensively updated to reflect new regulations and standards, particularly the November 2016 OSHA rules for walking-working surfaces and fall protection in general industry, and changes to the ANSI/ASSE Z359 standards. The guide provides practical, … Read More

Why You Should Buy Your PPE From a QSSP

Posted on April 1, 2017

What is a QSSP? It’s not a product mark, so don’t look for it on the label. QSSP stands for Qualified Safety Sales Professional, and you’ll find those four letters after the names of safety sales professionals who have prepared themselves to be your partners in prevention of worker injuries and illness. As a safety … Read More

Is PPE Working for Women?

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Rebecca Ghani, Occupational Health [at Work] Occupational Health [at Work] spoke to ISEA president, Daniel Shipp to get the manufacturers’ perspective on PPE for women. Read the article here or view it below.

Understanding the Role of Rubber Insulating Gloves in NFPA 70E Compliance

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Richard Rivkin, President and CEO, Saf-T-Gard International The risks associated with shock and electrocution from inadvertent contact with energized parts have long been recognized as a threat to electrical workers, and they aren’t going away anytime soon if ever. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electrocution is the fifth leading cause of … Read More

What You Need to Know About the Recent ANSI/ISEA 107 Changes

Posted on February 3, 2017

Free Webinar Replay: What You Need to Know About the Recent Changes to the High Visibility Safety Apparel Standard ANSI/ISEA 107 to Comply with Regulations The latest revision of the high-visibility standard ANSI/ISEA 107, has some significant changes and differences over previous editions. Experts from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) will describe the changes in the … Read More