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ISEA Announces New Board of Trustees, Naming Incoming Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer Chair

Craig Wallentine says ISEA, “will stay focused on needs of end users to identify and implement safety innovations to protect more workers.” Craig Wallentine, Global Business Development Manager, DuPont Safety & Construction (Retired) (DuPont) was elected chairman of the board of trustees of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), at the group’s annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Tom … Read More

ISEA Honors Abby Ferri, Innovative and Respected Safety Professional, With Distinguished Service Award

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) honored Abby Ferri, CSP, with the 2019 Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award, at the association’s Award Dinner on Nov. 18 at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington Va.   “The Distinguished Service Award is reserved for an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement and … Read More

VPPPA Announces Partnership with ISEA

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) is excited to announce they have established a collaborative partnership with The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA). The goal of this partnership is to improve occupational safety and health at workplaces throughout the world and the role safety management systems, safety equipment manufacturers and certified safety equipment plays … Read More

ISEA Calls on Congress to Expedite Passage of the Health Care Workforce Protection Act of 2019

With the U.S. at risk of a catastrophic exposure to the Ebola virus from just one international airline flight, we are encouraged that legislation has been introduced in Congress to extend PREP Act protection for respirators certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that are needed to protect health care workers … Read More

ISEA Seeking Consensus Body Members for Key High-Visibility Apparel Standard

ISEA is soliciting interested parties as consensus body participants in the revision to ANSI/ISEA 107-2015, High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories.  The widely-accepted standard, incorporated by reference in federal highway regulations, defines the material performance criteria, design requirements, class and type designations (based on material amounts and intended application, respectively) and labeling for high-visibility safety apparel … Read More

ISEA Supports ASSP’s PPE Initiative for Women

International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is collaborating with ASSP and its Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Common Interest Group to help educate employers and other stakeholders about the importance of providing PPE in a range of sizes to protect all workers. “Unfortunately, some employers simply order one or two common sizes in bulk—often large or … Read More

ISEA Release Revised Cold Weather Work Apparel Standard to Better Protect Workers in Cold Temperature

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) released a newly revised standard — ANSI/ISEA 201-2019 American National Standard for Insulation and Wash Durability Classification of Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments — to improve on the performance of apparel worn in cold temperature environments. The revised standard was prepared by ISEA members of the Protective Apparel Group. … Read More

N95 Day is Now Respiratory Protection Week!

Since 2012, NIOSH has recognized September 5 as N95 Day, a day to bring awareness to the importance of respiratory protection, specifically N95s. This year, NIOSH is doing something different. One century ago, the U.S. Department of Mines initiated the first respirator certification program in the U.S. Today, NPPTL carries out research, testing and related … Read More

VPPPA Bestows Chairman’s Award of Excellence to Cintas Corporation

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) is excited to announce they have presented the Chairman’s Award of Excellence, their highest honor, to Cintas Corporation. This award is given to an individual and/or organization who has demonstrated exemplary, industry-leading commitment to worker protection through excellence in the administration of an integrated health and safety management … Read More