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ISEA 138: Raising the Standard for Hand Impact Protection

By Rodney Taylor, D3O (original article on OHS online)   The standard is specifically designed for industrial gloves and the special protection they offer to workers. The bones and soft tissues in the back of the hand are all vulnerable to impact injuries, varying from bumps and bruises to severe bone fractures. Many people mistakenly believe … Read More

Why Free Earplugs Will Be Handed Out to Caps Fans During Game 3

By Kristi King | @KingWTOPJune 2, 2018 4:26 am (Original article: https://wtop.com/health-fitness/2018/06/why-free-earplugs-caps-fans-game-3/) “At an arena, the level of noise can be anywhere between 100 and 120 decibels, which is way, way too loud for your hearing and for your health,” one expert said. When Washington Capitals fans rock the red for Game 3 Saturday night, there’s no doubt it’ll be loud at … Read More

ISEA Dropped Object Prevention Solutions Experts Presenting on Standardizing Solutions to Protect Workers from Dropped Objects at ASSE Safety 2018

Join ISEA Members Nate Bohmbach, Associate Product Director for Ergodyne and Chairman of the ISEA Standards Committee for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions, Virginia Battles, Global Vice President of Sales for Ty-Flot, and John Salentine Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Hammerhead Industries and Gear Keeper Products, at the ASSE Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference & … Read More

Additional Public Review Announced for New Standard on Dropped Object Prevention Solutions

ISEA has initiated a second public review in response to its proposed new standard for dropped object prevention solutions.  Currently designated as ISEA 121, the standard seeks to establish minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for solutions that reduce dropped objects incidents in industrial and occupational settings. An industry first, the standard focuses on preventative … Read More

ISEA Awards 2018 Bailey Scholarship to University of Virginia (UVA) Student

Christina Stiebris of Charlottesville, VA, has won the 2018 Lincoln C. Bailey Memorial Scholarship presented by the ISEA. Ms. Stiebris is currently a junior at the University of Virginia (UVA), pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. She has a 3.45 cumulative GPA and has earned a number of academic distinctions, including Dean’s List honors, … Read More

2018 National Safety Stand-Down Resources from ISEA

“Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.” Visit OSHA’s … Read More

Q&A: A Certified Workplace Safety Pro Talks PPE in Manufacturing

By Gillian Scott Personal protective equipment helps protect employees from a variety of hazards, but it’s not always enthusiastically embraced by facilities or workers. We talked to Bill Simkins, a certified safety professional and QSSP instructor, about barriers to PPE use and the evolution of the industry. Bill Simkins, a certified safety professional, spent a career helping facilities … Read More

New Industry Standard Sets Performance Criteria for Secondary Flame-Resistant Protective Clothing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     Contact: Cristine Z. Fargo, 703-525-1695, [email protected] The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for a new voluntary consensus industry standard ANSI/ISEA 203-2018, American National Standard for Secondary Single-Use Flame-Resistant Protective Clothing for Use over Primary Flame-Resistant Protective Clothing.            This standard was prepared … Read More