Safe + Sound Week 2018 – Aug. 13 – 19

Posted on July 15, 2018

ISEA is pleased to support Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018, a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs in workplaces. We encourage ISEA members and employers to sign up to participate in Safe + Sound Week and undertake activities that promote management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic … Read More

Trends in Personal Protective Equipment 2018 – Safety+Health Magazine

Posted on July 12, 2018

By Tracy Haas Depa (Read original article: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/17142-trends-in-personal-protective-equipment-2018) PPE manufacturers and industry insiders discuss technological advancements, what their customers want to know, and what’s on the horizon From hard hats to steel toe boots, personal protective equipment covers workers from head to toe. Safety+Health, with the help of the International Safety Equipment Association, recently reached out … Read More

Protecting Workers From Falling Tools Goal of New Safety Standard

Posted on August 9, 2018

By Bruce Rolfsen  (View original article at: https://www.bna.com/protecting-workers-falling-n73014481054/) Reducing worker injuries from falling tools is the aim of a new voluntary safety standard developed by safety gear manufacturers. The standard is a new step to deal with an old problem. “Gravity has been around for a long time,” said Nate Bohmbach, chairman of the International Safety Equipment Association committee … Read More

OSHA PSA on Trenching Safety

Posted on July 12, 2018

According to OSHA, trench-related worker deaths have increased. 23 construction workers were killed in trench collapses in 2016, exceeding the combined total from 2014 and 2015. OSHA’s new PSA, featuring Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta, shares important trenching safety tips (Available in English and Spanish): Transcript of OSHA Trenching PSA: The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to the safety … Read More

Design and Performance Standards for Small-tool Tethering Devices Approved

Posted on August 1, 2018

By Tom Sawyer (Read original article: https://www.enr.com/articles/44940-design-and-performance-standards-for-small-tool-tethering-devices-approved) In a joint announcement on July 16, the International Safety Equipment Association and the American National Standards Institute announced that both groups have approved a new standard to establish minimum design, performance and labeling requirements for products marketed to prevent objects such as hand tools from falling from heights. … Read More

Here’s How America’s Safest Companies Choose Which PPE to Purchase

Posted on April 9, 2018

Original article by  Stephanie Valentic, EHS Today, Feb. 9, 2018  Q&A: PPE in Construction A plethora of options are available when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE). Here’s how America’s Safest Companies choose which PPE to purchase. Hats, gloves, fall arrest systems, boots. The wide world of personal protective equipment (PPE) could be intimidating … 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

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

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

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

2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index

Posted on April 19, 2017

The 2017 Liberty Mutual Report titled:  “2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index” highlights top 10 injury causes, including the costs related to falls. “…Overexertion involving outside sources ranked first among the leading causes of disabling injury. This event category, which includes injuries related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing objects, cost businesses $13.79 billion … 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.

Reducing Drop Forces to Prevent Worker Falls

Posted on July 18, 2016

Ergodyne on reducing drop forces to prevent worker falls in ISEA’s Summer 2016 issue of Protection Update e-magazine. Read more: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f5bc937c#/f5bc937c/1

Quit Shaming Slippery Fingers

Posted on August 6, 2015

Objects At Heights: State of the Risk An Ergodyne White Paper With the ever present force of gravity, unsecured things like hand tools, nuts and bolts, and even personal protective items like hardhats will become missiles when dropped from 50 stories. Slippery fingers aren’t the only problem; any of these items can be accidently kicked, … Read More