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ISEA Seeks Consensus Body Participants for Key Voluntary Standard on Industrial Head Protection

ISEA, an ANSI-accredited standard developing organization,  is seeking consensus body reviewers for the proposed reaffirmation of the following standard: ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014, Industrial Head Protection:  Codified in OSHA regulations, the standard establishes minimum performance criteria for industrial head protection used in a variety of work environments including those in the construction, manufacturing and oil/gas industries.   Head protection conforming … Read More

ISEA – OSHA Alliance Webpage

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

As ANSI Celebrates 100 Years, Standardization Takes A Leading Role in Driving Innovation

View original article: Standards Enable an Interconnected World in Modern Manufacturing In an era of unprecedented technological growth, standardization efforts must evolve to keep pace with industries facing the greatest upsurge of innovative changes, including manufacturing. This year, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) celebrates 100 years of leading the collaborative U.S. standardization system. … Read More

OSHA Releases Silica FAQs for the Construction Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a set of 53 frequently asked questions to provide guidance to both employers and employees in the construction industry on its silica standard. The OSHA document is organized by topic and an introductory paragraph is included for each group to provide background information about the underlying regulatory requirements. Read more … Read More

ISEA Hand Protection Experts to Present at 2018 NSC Congress and Expo – October 23

The human hand is one of the most important tools in a work environment, regardless of the task being performed.  It is also most vulnerable to occupational injury, ranking high among all injury types. Join PPE Experts from ISEA, in a discussion on the innovations in hand protection, to better protect workers from cuts and … Read More

Labor Department Creates New Compliance Office

By Jaclyn Diaz, August 28, 2018 The Labor Department created a new office with the mission of helping employers comply with labor law, a DOL spokeswoman confirmed to Bloomberg Law. The Office of Compliance Initiatives will work with other enforcement agencies to improve compliance and enforcement, and it will provide liaisons with employers to explain … Read More

Public Review Comment Period Now Open on Proposed Industry Standard for Impact-Resistant Gloves

ISEA is seeking public comments in response to its proposed new voluntary standard for impact-resistant hand protection.  Currently designated as ISEA 138, establishes minimum performance, classification and labeling requirements, for hand protection products designed to protect the knuckles and fingers from impact forces, while performing occupational tasks. Impact-resistant gloves are commonly used in the automotive, … Read More

New ISEA Member Announcement – VisionVest

ISEA, the leading association for personal protective equipment and technologies, and ANSI-accredited standards developing organization is pleased to welcome VisionVest, LLC, as its newest member. Based in Pennsylvania, VisionVest manufactures innovative safety vests that include enhanced, integrated lighting into the product. The company has created a patent-pending advanced safety vest with updated technology allowing the user to be … Read More