Published by National Safety Apparel: https://www.thinknsa.com/blog/selecting-fr-clothing-for-cooler-weather As the winter months approach and the temperature drops, it’s important to keep workers warm by selecting the proper FR clothing. The cooler temperatures create a new hazard for workers: cold stress. Similar to heat stress, this occurs when someone loses the ability to regulate their body temperature due to being exposed … Read More
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
By Christy Bolton, ISEA Manager of Education and Information Resources The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of work sites by federal OSHA for fiscal year 2017. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards, so they can take steps to find and … Read More
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
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
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
By Jeson Pitt, D&F Liquidators Electricity is a necessary source of energy in industrial plants but it can also be a serious workplace hazard. It exposes employees to electrocution, shock, fires, burns and explosions. According to OSHA, electrical accidents rank sixth amongst the causes of work-related fatalities in the United States. Hundreds of employees have lost lives due … Read More
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are monitoring the Zika virus outbreak and have issued a seven–page Fact Sheet designed to educate the public about the virus and provide information on how to prevent its spread.
Personal protective equipment is designed to keep employees safe every day at work, and is often the last line of defense against injury or death. Safety+Health, with the help of the International Safety Equipment Association, recently asked PPE manufacturers three questions: What PPE trends are happening now, what challenges are your customers reaching out to you … Read More
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
By Lakeland Industries Considering how vital flame-resistant (FR) fabrics are in protecting workers in hazardous environments, there is a great deal of misinformation and marketing hype surrounding the topic. Both workers and employers need assurance that the protective garments they choose provide a high degree of safety and flame resistance. Flame-resistant fabrics must meet government standards called out … Read More
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
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
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
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
Human Fireball: Brad Livingston Survives Two Drip Gas Explosions By Jordy Byrd, Dura News A Kansas breeze rattles Brad Livingston. A simple billow unsettles the retired laborer from Colorado Interstate Gas, when recalling a day unlike any other. “I’m fortunate I’ve never had a single nightmare being inside that fireball,” he said of Friday, Sept. 20, … Read More
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