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ISEA, AMMA Ask FDA to Revoke Mask Emergency Authorizations

Posted on June 15, 2021

ISEA has joined together with the American Mask Manufacturers Association (AMMA) to request the FDA revoke emergency use authorizations (EAUs) for disposable respirator decontamination and reuse and for use of imported non-NIOSH-approved respirators. In a June 14 joint letter to Interim FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock, ISEA and AMMA note, “FDA’s recent announcements, on April … Read More

DHS Allows Export of Industrial N95s

Posted on June 15, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this week announced additional exemptions from a temporary final rule published in the Federal Register last year. This new notification applies beginning on June 11, 2021. The new Federal Register notice lifts restrictions on certain exports of medical devices, including N95 respirators. However, surgical N95s are still under export … Read More

Industry Events Are Back!

Posted on June 11, 2021

Cases of COVID-19 in the United States have dropped significantly in the last few weeks, and 64% of Americans have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As a result, American workers are getting back to work and back on the road. And, many industry events that were postponed or held virtually … Read More

6 Tips to Avoid Respirator Scams

Posted on April 23, 2021

By Dan Glucksman ISEA Senior Director of Policy The Department of Homeland Security is seizing hundreds of thousands of fake respirators and online scammers are wasting users’ time and money with fake websites and empty promises of equipment. With hospitals (nearly) falling victim to these scams, how can safety pros avoid them?  Follow these recommendations … Read More