ISEA Calls for Congressional Action on Preparedness

Posted on December 14, 2020

ISEA held a dynamic media roundtable on December 10, 2020, which brought reporters together with ISEA leadership and representatives from 3M, DuPont, Moldex and MSA Americas, to spotlight the industry’s capacity to respond to surging PPE demand as the COVID-19 infection rate continues to increase — as well as to focus on ISEA’s efforts to … Read More

Cloth Face Coverings Serve as Source Control, May Protect Wearer

Posted on November 20, 2020

Since early 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has called on Americans to wear cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. Since then, research has continued to affirm that masks are a critical tool in the fight against the virus, helping to prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading it to others. … Read More

The New Administration’s PPE Plan

Posted on November 20, 2020

Last week, President-elect Joe Biden debuted the Biden-Harris transition platform. The seven-point plan outlines Biden’s COVID-19 strategy, which includes a section on personal protective equipment (PPE). The plan states that his administration will give “states, cities, tribes, and territories the critical supplies they need.” Biden plans to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to increase … Read More

The MAKE PPE Act: Ensuring a Better Response to Global Pandemics

Posted on October 15, 2020

Dan Glucksman ISEA Director of Government Affairs The bill brings rationality and commonsense to pandemic and public health emergency planning…   Our supply chains for #COVID19 response resources are still not where they need to be. Today I introduced a comprehensive plan to bolster America’s PPE manufacturing: The MAKE PPE Act is a path to making and … Read More

NIOSH Seeks Comments on Adding EHMRs to the SNS, Use in Healthcare

Posted on September 25, 2020

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is requesting information regarding the deployment and use of elastomeric half-mask respirators (EHMRs) in healthcare settings during the COVID-19 crisis. The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) plans to purchase EHMRs to be deployed to and used by healthcare organizations in order to diversify the respiratory protection options … Read More

How to Properly Wear an N95

Posted on September 10, 2020

Lynn Feiner Sr. Offering Manager for Air-Purifying and SCBA Respiratory Protection Honeywell   Grab your keys, wallet, and face mask. With the CDC’s recent recommendation, face masks are part of people’s daily essentials when heading to public areas where they will be around others, especially when social distancing cannot be obtained.  With increased demand and … Read More

Responding to the Call for PPE

Posted on July 1, 2020

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, NPPTL has been actively working to address the resulting needs and challenges to ensure that workers in healthcare, and other critical industries, have access to appropriate PPE. The Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has presented our nation and the world with remarkable challenges. While we work to respond and learn more … Read More

PPE Manufacturers Take Action to Support Global Communities in Need

Posted on June 5, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has affected communities, businesses, and governments, large and small, around the globe. The world has watched, often in dismay, at the effects of this pandemic. Hit especially hard are those on the front lines who have suffered from a lack of equipment and gear to protect themselves while they work to protect … Read More

PPE Considerations for Reopening the Workplace

Posted on May 21, 2020

Nicole Randall ISEA Director of Marketing & External Affairs The SAFER task force has released comprehensive guidance for employers to prioritize workplace safety as Americans begin to go back to work. The team has identified universal actions every employer should consider before reopening, and released a series of playbooks with in-depth recommendations for doing so safely. In … Read More

Ensure the Efficiency of Your Respirators

Posted on May 5, 2020

Dan Glucksman ISEA Director of Government Affairs The current demand for respirators around the world is unlike anything I’ve seen in my 20 years in the personal protective equipment industry. Before 2020, it was rare to meet someone outside the industry who understood what PPE or N95 meant, and now these are household terms. I … Read More