News & Publications

Government Relations

  09/05/2013 On "N95 Day," NIOSH campaigned to promote the proper use and selection of respirators.
  05/25/2011 At a rally on Capitol Hill, ISEA joined the call for transportation infrastructure funding.
  01/21/2011 OSHA has withdrawn its controversial proposal to enforce engineering controls to reduce occupational noise.
  01/19/2011 ISEA recommends against any blanket exemptions to OSHA's fall protection regulations.
  09/30/2010 ISEA believes that NIOSH underestimates the cost of its proposed changes to respirator testing and certification.
  08/25/2010 ISEA comments on OSHA's proposed walking-working surfaces rule highlight new technologies for fall protection.
  07/29/2010 ISEA recommends that NIOSH rethink its proposal to add fit testing to certification of half-mask respirators.
  07/01/2010 ISEA has joined other organizations asking Congress and the Administration not to divert pandemic flu preparation funds.
  05/20/2010 High-visibility safety garments labeled as meeting the ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 standard are accepted by the Federal Highway Administration.
  03/30/2010 ISEA says a NIOSH respirator testing proposal needs more work.
  12/16/2009 High-visibility safety apparel meeting ISEA standards will be required for all workers in a highway right-of-way or workzone, under new rules published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on December 16.
  12/09/2009 ISEA briefs OSHA advisory committee on the availability of PPE for women in construction.
  11/20/2009 OSHA has released its enforcement policy for occupational exposure to H1N1 influenza in healthcare facilities or labs.
  10/07/2009 ISEA testified at a the public hearing on EPA's proposed hearing protector labeling rule.
  07/23/2009 Protective equipment for defense against pandemic influenza will not be available in sufficient amounts unless the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) takes action to prepare right now
  04/28/2009 ISEA has petitioned OSHA to ban silica in sandblasting, and update its hearing protection standard

Standards

  02/10/2014 ISEA's landmark conformity assessment standard has been approved as an American National Standard.
  02/05/2014 Consensus body participants are needed for the review of widely-used industry standard on emergency eyewash and shower equipment.
  10/18/2013 ISEA is seeking consensus body participants for review of industry standard on disposable and limited-use coveralls.
  03/08/2013 ISEA is seeking public comment on a proposed voluntary consensus standard for PPE conformity assessment.
  01/23/2013 ISEA is seeking consensus panel participants for review of revised ANSI/ISEA 113 standard on decontamination showers.
  04/10/2012 ISEA was part of a workshop on conformity assessment at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  03/11/2012 ISEA has published a new industry standard on insulating apparel to assist workers in cold temperature working environments.
  02/03/2012 Public safety vests compliant with ANSI/ISEA 207-2011 will meet Federal Highway Administration requirements for work zones.
  10/27/2011 ISEA has published an updated standard for high-visibility public safety vests to enhance the protection to law enforcement and emergency responders.
  09/08/2011 Erratum and clarification statement issued for ANSI/ISEA 103-2011 standard on chemical protective clothing.
  05/27/2011 ISEA issues erratum for ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2009 standard on workplace first aid kits.
  02/28/2011 An updated standard to help users evaluate and select adequate hand protection has been published by ISEA.
  01/06/2011 ISEA is seeking members for the ANSI Z87 Committee on eye and face protection.
  11/01/2010 ISEA has published a new standard for classification of chemical protective clothing.
  10/01/2010 ISEA answers frequently asked questions about high-visibility safety apparel standards.
  08/24/2010 The ANSI Z87 Committee has issued a formal interpretation on prescription lens testing criteria in ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010.
  05/17/2010 Erratum issued for ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 standard on high-visibility apparel.
  04/15/2010 Updated eye and face protection standard focuses on hazards and product markings.
  03/05/2010 The ISEA Instruments Group has revised its statement on verifying operational capabilities of portable gas monitors.
  02/11/2010 ISEA Issues Technical Correction to ANSI/ISEA 110-2009 RPED Standard
  02/01/2010 ISEA seeks consensus reviewers for revised hand protection selection criteria standard.
  01/19/2010 ISEA's updated high-visibility apparel standard includes criteria for flame resistance, service life guidelines.
  11/09/2009 ISEA is developing a standard for biohazard eye and face protection.
  09/28/2009 ISEA is inviting public review of its draft standard for chemical protective clothing
  09/28/2009 ISEA has received ANSI approval for a revised edition of the American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment, ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2009.

Other

  04/14/2014 Congratulations to the graduates of the April 2014 Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) class.
  02/04/2014 ISEA members: Get ready for the 2014 Executive Summit.
  11/20/2013 ISEA president Dan Shipp analyzed US market trends at an international conference on PPE distribution.
  10/15/2013 ISEA has published a new guide to fixed-site flame and gas detection systems.
  10/01/2013 At the NSC Expo in Chicago, ISEA experts focus on fall protection, emergency eyewash and high-visibility PPE.
  09/09/2013 Industry veteran John Kime, Chief Operating Officer of Avon Protection Systems, is elected to the ISEA Board of Trustees.
  08/21/2013 Encon Safety Products general manager Jim Johnson has been elected to the ISEA Board of Trustees.
  07/10/2013 Hand protection is the focus of the July 2013 Protection Update newsletter.
  05/08/2013 Richard Swartwout of Hamden, CT is the recipient of the 2013 Lincoln C. Bailey Memorial Scholarship from ISEA.
  04/29/2013 ISEA members elected a new chairman, vice chairman and Board members at the Executive Summit.
  04/24/2013 In the April Protection Update, read how tracking serious injuries and fatalities is crucial to maintaining a true culture of safety.
  04/23/2013 Take the ISEA survey and share your thoughts about safety industry trade shows.
  02/11/2013 The latest issue of Protection Update goes in-depth on user comfort as an important factor in respirator selection.
  12/03/2012 ISEA members hear OSHA Head David Michaels and oil industry safety panel at the 2012 Fall Meeting.
  12/01/2012 Charles S. “Sid” Ellis is the recipient of the 2012 Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award from ISEA.
  10/23/2012 At the NSC Expo in Orlando: ISEA experts address issues in eye and face, fall and respiratory protection.
  08/24/2012 Experts cite training and awareness as keys to confined space safety.
  07/19/2012 The July issue of ISEA's Protection Update is all about fall protection.
  06/01/2012 ISEA and the Department of Commerce are teaming up to help member companies expand their export sales.
  05/23/2012 ISEA is urging its member companies to establish policies that ban employee cell phone use while driving.
  04/30/2012 ISEA membership elected executives from Gateway Safety and 3M Company to the ISEA Board of Trustees at the Executive Summit in San Antonio.
  04/26/2012 ISEA's 2011 Annual Report provides a look inside a dynamic association at work.
  12/01/2011 ISEA's Distinguished Service Award was presented to John Salce for a career of leadership in protective technologies.
  11/03/2011 The ISEA forum at the National Safety Council Expo provided an expert review of key issues in workplace safety and heatlh.
  10/14/2011 Announcing new use and selection guides for personal fall protection equipment.
  08/29/2011 Proper protection will help ensure safe cleanup after hurricane damage.
  05/18/2011 What's ISEA been up to? Read "The Association for Personal Protectiive Technologies," our 2010 report to the membership.
  04/11/2011 Meghan C. Hummel of Perkasie, Pa., is the 2011 recipient of the ISEA Lincoln C. Bailey Memorial Scholarship.
  04/06/2011 Read the Frost & Sullivan "movers and shakers" interview with ISEA's president Dan Shipp.
  03/14/2011 ISEA announces the launch of The Growth Initiative, training in world-class growth strategies for sustainable and profitable business growth.
  11/08/2010 R. Davis Layne, executive director of the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA), is the 2010 recipient of the Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award.
  10/07/2010 Read real-world accounts of workers who avoided serious or life-threatening injury by using the correct safety equipment.
  05/24/2010 ISEA member companies are working to provide safety equipment for oil spill remediation and cleanup operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
  05/06/2010 DuPont, Reflexite Executives Elected to the ISEA Board of Trustees
  11/09/2009 The 2009 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ken Brown for his leadership in developing and promoting the ANSI standard for high visibility apparel