Eye and Face Protection Standard Updated to Meet Worker Needs

Posted on August 27, 2015

An updated edition of the American National Standard for eye and face protection reinforces the emphasis on matching the protector to the hazard, and includes other enhancements to meet the needs of workers and employers. American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection, ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015, prescribes the design, performance specifications, and … Read More

Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guides

Posted on August 27, 2015

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has released a Spanish version of the association’s popular Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide. The guide provides practical, hands-on guidance for fall protection users and administrators in their selection, use, maintenance and inspection of fall protection equipment.  The guide will help protect workers whose jobs expose them … Read More

OSHA Highlights Importance of Regular Maintenance of Emergency Eyewash Stations

Posted on August 27, 2015

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is the trade association for companies that design, manufacture and market emergency eyewash and shower equipment, and the association is secretariat to the American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment, ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014. ISEA applauds the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) for the publication of its InfoSheet … Read More

Free User Guide to Fixed-Site Flame and Gas Detection Systems

Posted on August 27, 2015

Fixed Systems for Your Flame and Gas Detection Application Solutions has been designed to help users select the detection technologies that best meet the needs of their industrial facilities, and plan and implement systems using these technologies for detection, monitoring, response and alarms. In addition to guidelines for system planning and design, the document provides plain-English … Read More

ISEA Announces ANSI Approval of Updated Industrial Head Protection Standard

Posted on August 27, 2015

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014, American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection. This standard was prepared by members of ISEA’s Head Protection Group as a revision to the 2009 edition and approved by a consensus review panel of technical experts, unions, construction industry … Read More

The ABCs of Fall Protection

Posted on August 6, 2015

The ABCs of Fall Protection By ISEA   In almost every industry, there are areas where workers are subjected to fall hazards. When selecting fall protection equipment, three components make up a complete fall protection system. These are the ABC’s of fall protection: Anchorage Body support Means of Connection Each one must be in place … Read More

Fall Protection for Women: Protect Workers and Visitors

Posted on August 6, 2015

  Even when workers are in the habit of wearing fall protection, not everyone on the job site plays it safe. Visitors—including architects, executives and consultants—may not be part of the construction crew, but they still need fall protection equipment if they’re at height. “They have to be harnessed as well. If the project has … Read More

Total Inward Leakage Testing for Respirators

Posted on August 6, 2015

The Issue Should an evaluation of fit be incorporated into the certification testing for respirators? In October 2009, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) proposed to add a test for Total Inward Leakage (TIL) to the certification process for half-mask air-purifying particulate respirators. NIOSH believes that adding this component to respirator testing will … Read More

ISEA’s Landmark Conformity Assessment Standard Approved as an American National Standard

Posted on August 27, 2015

The new standard gives suppliers, users and regulators of personal protective equipment (PPE) a consistent way to demonstrate that their products meet standards of performance. American National Standard for Conformity Assessment of Safety and Personal Protective Equipment, ANSI/ISEA 125-2014, was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on February 5, 2014. In the United States, … Read More

Updated Limited-Use and Disposable Coveralls Standard from ISEA Includes Expanded Sizing Chart.

Posted on August 27, 2015

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA 101-2014, American National Standard for Limited Use and Disposable Coveralls – Size and Labeling Requirements. The ANSI/ISEA 101-2014 standard was prepared by members of the ISEA Protective Apparel Group and approved by a consensus panel of key stakeholders representing … Read More