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

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

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

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.

What You Need to Know About the Recent ANSI/ISEA 107 Changes

Posted on February 3, 2017

Free Webinar Replay: What You Need to Know About the Recent Changes to the High Visibility Safety Apparel Standard ANSI/ISEA 107 to Comply with Regulations The latest revision of the high-visibility standard ANSI/ISEA 107, has some significant changes and differences over previous editions. Experts from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) will describe the changes in the … Read More

Get Ready for Winter Working Conditions with the Right Outerwear and Footwear

Posted on January 2, 2017

By Jim Towey, Vice President of Marketing for Tingley Rubber Corp. Even though the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) only has general requirements for cold weather protective clothing, that doesn’t mean it’s not in an employer’s interest to protect workers from the elements. Cold weather can be an occupational hazard that can lead to … 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.

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

Selecting High-Visibility PPE

Posted on April 29, 2016

What factors should I consider when choosing high-visibility apparel? Appeared on March 27, 2016, in Safety+Health Online Keith Baker, product trainer and analyst, MCR Safety, Collierville, TN. One of the most important questions to consider on any jobsite is “how well can others see me?” Wearing the proper amount of high-visibility apparel and, in many … Read More

Frequently Addressed Topics in High-Visibility Safety Apparel

Posted on March 29, 2016

The need to be seen is critical for worker safety. Low visibility is a serious hazard for all workers who must perform tasks near moving vehicles or equipment. Workers must be visible to vehicle operators in all light conditions, and against complex backgrounds. The sooner a vehicle operator sees a worker, the longer the operator … 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

The Evolution of High-Visibility Apparel

Posted on August 6, 2015

By Dené Sarrette and ISEA The origins of high-visibility apparel began in the 1930’s. Bob Switzer’s dreams of becoming a doctor were cut short when he was injured unloading crates at the Heinz Ketchup factory in Berkeley, California. Switzer tripped and fell, knocking his head hard enough to put him in a coma. When he … 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