Product & Standards Guides

Product Use and Selection Guides

The following guides are published in PDF format for viewing online, downloading or printing.  They are available at no charge.

Fixed  Systems for your Flame and Gas Detection Application Solutions
(10/15/2013) provides provides guidance on designing a fixed-site detection system, explains the types of sensor technologies on the market today, and lists applicable technologies for various applications. 

The Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide (10/14/2011) provides practical, hands-on guidance for fall protection users and administrators in their selection, use, maintenance and inspection of fall protection equipment.  Included in the guide are: 
  • Overview of an enterprise program for safety at heights.
  • Description of the components of a personal fall protection system.
  • Typical components for various work scenarios and applications.
  • Guidelines for planning the use of fall protection systems.
  • How to inspect the components of a fall protection system.
  • Cleaning, maintenance and storage.
  • Definitions for terms used in fall protection.
  • List and links to OSHA and consensus standards.
  • Directory of members of the ISEA Fall Protection Group.
  • Links to additional sources of information on fall protection standards and regulation.

PPE Perspectives

Papers covering various aspects of personal protective equipment and technologies.  The first in the series is Frequently Addressed Topics in Fall Protectionaddressing the most commonly asked inquirities to members of the Fall Protection Group. 


Protection Update

ISEA produces Protection Update as a quarterly supplement to EHS Today (formerly Occupational Hazards) to raise awareness about the importance of members' products in keeping workers out of harm's way.  Each issue carries in-depth articles about the use of personal protective equipment, standards and technologies; government issues affecting worker safety and health; innovative services from ISEA member companies, other associations and societies and goverment agencies; and a special "Safety Equipment Works for You" section with real-life stories of how using PPE has prevented injuries and saved lives.

Protection Update is always seeking contributions from ISEA member companies and readers.  Contact Joe Walker at ISEA.


Safety Equipment Standards - Your Keys to Business Success

Product standards are essential for the safety equipment marketplace.  A brochure from ISEA explains how these standards are developed and used, and why it's important for equipment manufacturers to participate in development of standards.  Safety Equipment Standards - Your Keys to Business Success  is organized in a question-and-answer format, covering US standards, international standards, and conformity assessment.  Contact ISEA for a copy of the brochure, or view the PDF version here.