HexArmor’s Quick Guide to the New ANSI/ISEA 138 Impact Standard

Posted on March 4, 2019

The wait is over – the new ANSI/ISEA 138 Impact Standard has officially been published! It’s no secret that hand injuries are some of the most common among jobsites, but they are also some of the most preventable – and thanks to this new impact protection standard, hand injuries will be more preventable than ever. … Read More

8 Winter Essentials for Outdoor Workers

Posted on January 30, 2019

Original post by Stefanie Valentic: https://www.ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe   While OSHA standards require employers to protect workers from risks stemming from fall protection, there is no OSHA requirement for employers to provide workers with ordinary clothing, skin creams, or other items, used solely for protection from weather. Still, employers should take steps to protect employees against injuries and … Read More

NIOSH Cold Stress Resources

Posted on January 30, 2019

Workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress. Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies in susceptible people, such as those without shelter, outdoor workers, and those who work in an area that is poorly insulated or without … Read More

OSHA Cold Stress Guide

Posted on January 30, 2019

OSHA NOTE: The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requires employers to comply with hazard-specific safety and health standards. In addition, pursuant to Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, employers must provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Emergency Preparedness Guides do not … Read More

ISEA – OSHA Alliance – Protecting the Health and Safety of Workers

Posted on September 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) signed an alliance on June 21, 2018, to provide members, employers, and employees with information on how to properly select, use, maintain, and store personal protective and safety equipment. Through the Alliance, OSHA and ISEA will work together to provide … Read More

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

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

Must-Know Safety Measures While Securing Loads

Posted on June 9, 2018

By Kevin Hill,  Quality Scales Unlimited Cargo handling is a crucial aspect of any industry. Your workers need to load and unload materials safely so that no harm is done to the goods or people working nearby. It used to be a manually driven activity, however, that is changing and is now automated to quite an extent. … 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

Coming Soon: A Glove Impact Standard

Posted on March 19, 2018

Original article by Dave Johnson, ISHN Magazine, Feb 13, 2018 “ISEA standard will measure reduction of peak impact force.” “When you think about it, you spend more time looking at the back of your hand than the palm when working with your hands. The back of your hand is called the dorsal aspect of the hand, … Read More

Storm Cleanup – Safety Equipment Resource Center

Posted on October 25, 2017

ISEA experts have compiled cleanup and recovery related resources to help first responders and cleanup crews prepare to work in hazardous conditions after natural disasters and severe weather. These resources focus on proper use and selection of safety equipment and worker safety.

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

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

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.

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

Participating in the ISEA Standard Consensus Process

Posted on December 4, 2016

Standards Are Vital to the Marketplace Transparency and consensus are cornerstone principles in the development of voluntary industry standards drafted by ISEA product groups.  By participating as a member of the formal consensus body having final authority on whether a candidate standard is submitted to ANSI for acceptance as an American National Standard you can: … Read More

Trends in Women’s PPE, Outfitting the Entire Workforce

Posted on September 28, 2016

Historically, PPE has been designed with a man’s body size and shape in mind. But when Safety+Health reached out to the International Safety Equipment Association regarding progress on designing personal protective equipment for women, manufacturers’ representatives were quick to respond. Read the full article here.

PPE Info Database from NIOSH

Posted on September 28, 2016

How do you know if your personal protective equipment (PPE) will protect you or your workers? To help employers, users of PPE, and others determine which PPE standards must be met by their equipment, NIOSH in collaboration with key partners including the International Safety Equipment Association, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Mine Safety … Read More

4 Tips to Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Exposure

Posted on July 13, 2016

Every summer thousands of workers—particularly those in agriculture, landscaping, construction, utilities and support activities for oil and gas operations—spend long days working in the hot sun. Excessive heat and sun pose many dangers: sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Every year, many become ill or lose their lives due to heat exposure. … Read More

PPE: Then and Now

Posted on May 31, 2016

By EC&M Staff | Electrical Construction and Maintenance Let’s face it, the electrical industry can be a pretty dangerous place to work. Luckily, there’s a lot of great personal protective equipment (PPE) out there to help keep workers as safe as possible while on the job. This photo gallery explores how PPE has evolved from the … Read More

Germ Personality Quiz

Posted on February 1, 2016

What is a Germ Personality? Each of us thinks at least a little about germs, and how they can make us sick. How much or little you worry is your “germ personality.” Take the quiz and find out where you land on the germ personality scale, and receive more information on preventing the spread of germs … Read More

Stay in the Know with ISEA’s E-Newsletters for Workplace Safety

Posted on August 27, 2015

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the leading association for safety equipment and an ANSI-accredited standards developer, announces the launch of its newly designed e-newsletter. Protection Update is a free quarterly e-newsletter with the purpose of raising awareness on the importance of workplace health and safety, and the important role of personal protective equipment (PPE) in … Read More

Why Are Standards Important?

Posted on August 27, 2015

Standards are an important part of the world of safety equipment. Manufacturers need them to determine the performance requirements for products they design, make and sell, and the test procedures to assess conformity to those requirements. Sellers, purchasers and users need them to select the right product for the job, and understand its application and … Read More

OSHA Regulations on Confined Space

Posted on August 6, 2015

 by Dan Glucksman ISEA   Workers in underground tunnels, tanks, and crawl spaces contend with unique hazards, including explosions, asphyxiation and contact with toxic materials. New regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) address those hazards by creating new protections for workers in confined spaces during any type of construction. Parts of … Read More

PPE Changes for Arc Flash Continue to Drive Market

Posted on August 6, 2015

PPE Changes for Arc Flash Continue to Drive Market by Hugh Hoagland, ArcWear and e-Hazard Since 1994, Arc flash standards have helped guide PPE development, but the big market drivers were OSHA 1910.269 which moved electric utilities toward arc rated clothing and, in 2000, NFPA 70E which moved all electrical workers toward arc rated clothing. The … Read More