National Ladder Safety Month

Posted on March 7, 2019

ISEA supports The American Ladder Institute and National Ladder Safety Month Every step matters: From step stools to extension ladders, make sure you’re putting the right foot forward. Every year over 100 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. Join the American Ladder Institute (ALI) and participate in the third annual National Ladder Safety … Read More

ISEA – OSHA Alliance – Protecting the Health and Safety of Workers

Posted on September 14, 2018

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

Safe + Sound Week 2018 – Aug. 13 – 19

Posted on July 15, 2018

ISEA is pleased to support Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018, a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs in workplaces. We encourage ISEA members and employers to sign up to participate in Safe + Sound Week and undertake activities that promote management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic … Read More

Trends in Personal Protective Equipment 2018 – Safety+Health Magazine

Posted on July 12, 2018

By Tracy Haas Depa (Read original article: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/17142-trends-in-personal-protective-equipment-2018) PPE manufacturers and industry insiders discuss technological advancements, what their customers want to know, and what’s on the horizon From hard hats to steel toe boots, personal protective equipment covers workers from head to toe. Safety+Health, with the help of the International Safety Equipment Association, recently reached out … Read More

OSHA PSA on Trenching Safety

Posted on July 12, 2018

According to OSHA, trench-related worker deaths have increased. 23 construction workers were killed in trench collapses in 2016, exceeding the combined total from 2014 and 2015. OSHA’s new PSA, featuring Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta, shares important trenching safety tips (Available in English and Spanish): Transcript of OSHA Trenching PSA: The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to the safety … Read More

New NIOSH Database Shows 42 Percent of Construction Worker Deaths Involve Falls

Posted on April 19, 2018

Excerpt from Safety+Health magazine on January 30, 2018 A recently created database allowed researchers to determine that, in a 33-year period, falls accounted for nearly half of all construction worker deaths – and more than half of the workers killed lacked access to fall protection – according to the Center for Construction Research and Training … Read More

Here’s How America’s Safest Companies Choose Which PPE to Purchase

Posted on April 9, 2018

Original article by  Stephanie Valentic, EHS Today, Feb. 9, 2018  Q&A: PPE in Construction A plethora of options are available when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE). Here’s how America’s Safest Companies choose which PPE to purchase. Hats, gloves, fall arrest systems, boots. The wide world of personal protective equipment (PPE) could be intimidating … Read More

OSHA Clarifies Who Can Conduct Fall Protection Training, and ASSE Resources

Posted on November 10, 2017

From ASSE’s 11/02/2017 blog post  In a response to a letter from International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) seeking clarification of who can conduct fall protection training, OSHA has indicated that fall protection trainers who are compliant with ANSI/ASSE Z359 (fall protection/arrest) and ANSI/ASSE Z490 (OSH training) will meet the definition of qualified in the agency’s Walking and Working Surfaces rule. Both ASSE and … Read More

Storm Cleanup – Using PPE to Help Protect Cleanup and Restoration Workers After the Storm

Posted on October 2, 2017

The recent tropical storms left widespread damage along the storm’s path, leaving  “unprecedented” flooding, and “massive” damage to areas. Residents and emergency preparedness and response personnel continue to cope with the weather disaster affecting thousands of square miles and millions of people. The destructive power of severe weather has the ability to create hazardous and … Read More

Trends in Personal Protective Equipment – 2017 Update

Posted on June 28, 2017

By Safety+Health Magazine  “ISEA members and PPE manufacturers discuss new technology, customer concerns and what’s on the horizon in their field.” Properly working and fitting personal protective equipment is critically important for workers, even if it’s meant to be used as the last line of defense. Safety+Health, with help from the International Safety Equipment Association, … Read More

QSSP Continues to Support Ongoing Professional Development of Safety Sales Professionals

Posted on July 12, 2017

For the past 20 years, completing a course leading to the Qualified Safety Service Personnel (QSSP) designation has been a recognized and sought-after achievement for the sales and marketing representatives of personal protective equipment manufacturers and suppliers. In 2016, the program awarded the designation to the 1,500th graduate of the intensive five-day training program. At that time, Dan Shipp, … Read More

Protecting Workers from Falls and Falling Objects

Posted on June 2, 2017

For decades, the leading causes of death on construction sites have been “Falls” and “Struck by Object,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In 2015, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recorded 364 deaths from falls (38.8% of the total construction deaths) and 90 workers were struck by objects (9.6% of the … Read More

Emerging Trends in Workplace Safety

Posted on May 18, 2017

By Eastern Kentucky University’s Occupational Safety program Workplace safety is a growing concern among workers in the United States, primarily because of negative publicity that some incidents have garnered over the past several years. In 2014 alone, a total of 4,821 people were killed on the job, translating to 13 deaths every day. Many business people … Read More

Updated Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide

Posted on May 8, 2017

ISEA has released an updated version of the association’s popular Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide. The guide has been extensively updated to reflect new regulations and standards, particularly the November 2016 OSHA rules for walking-working surfaces and fall protection in general industry, and changes to the ANSI/ASSE Z359 standards. The guide provides practical, … Read More

2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index

Posted on April 19, 2017

The 2017 Liberty Mutual Report titled:  “2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index” highlights top 10 injury causes, including the costs related to falls. “…Overexertion involving outside sources ranked first among the leading causes of disabling injury. This event category, which includes injuries related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing objects, cost businesses $13.79 billion … Read More

Why You Should Buy Your PPE From a QSSP

Posted on April 1, 2017

What is a QSSP? It’s not a product mark, so don’t look for it on the label. QSSP stands for Qualified Safety Sales Professional, and you’ll find those four letters after the names of safety sales professionals who have prepared themselves to be your partners in prevention of worker injuries and illness. As a safety … Read More

Is PPE Working for Women?

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Rebecca Ghani, Occupational Health [at Work] Occupational Health [at Work] spoke to ISEA president, Daniel Shipp to get the manufacturers’ perspective on PPE for women. Read the article here or view it below.

Trends in Women’s PPE, Outfitting the Entire Workforce

Posted on September 28, 2016

Historically, PPE has been designed with a man’s body size and shape in mind. But when Safety+Health reached out to the International Safety Equipment Association regarding progress on designing personal protective equipment for women, manufacturers’ representatives were quick to respond. Read the full article here.

PPE: Then and Now

Posted on May 31, 2016

By EC&M Staff | Electrical Construction and Maintenance Let’s face it, the electrical industry can be a pretty dangerous place to work. Luckily, there’s a lot of great personal protective equipment (PPE) out there to help keep workers as safe as possible while on the job. This photo gallery explores how PPE has evolved from the … Read More

Wear Your Fall Protection

Posted on April 29, 2016

A comprehensive fall protection program prevents injuries, saves lives and makes good business sense. ISEA’s user guide was created to provide the following: Provide guidance to users on the need for proper fall protection planning to either remove the fall hazard; prevent access to the fall hazard, restrict worker movement at the fall hazard, or … Read More

Quit Shaming Slippery Fingers

Posted on August 6, 2015

Objects At Heights: State of the Risk An Ergodyne White Paper With the ever present force of gravity, unsecured things like hand tools, nuts and bolts, and even personal protective items like hardhats will become missiles when dropped from 50 stories. Slippery fingers aren’t the only problem; any of these items can be accidently kicked, … Read More

Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guides

Posted on August 27, 2015

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has released a Spanish version of the association’s popular Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide. The guide provides practical, hands-on guidance for fall protection users and administrators in their selection, use, maintenance and inspection of fall protection equipment.  The guide will help protect workers whose jobs expose them … Read More

Stay in the Know with ISEA’s E-Newsletters for Workplace Safety

Posted on August 27, 2015

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the leading association for safety equipment and an ANSI-accredited standards developer, announces the launch of its newly designed e-newsletter. Protection Update is a free quarterly e-newsletter with the purpose of raising awareness on the importance of workplace health and safety, and the important role of personal protective equipment (PPE) in … Read More

The ABCs of Fall Protection

Posted on August 6, 2015

The ABCs of Fall Protection By ISEA   In almost every industry, there are areas where workers are subjected to fall hazards. When selecting fall protection equipment, three components make up a complete fall protection system. These are the ABC’s of fall protection: Anchorage Body support Means of Connection Each one must be in place … Read More

Fall Protection for Women: Protect Workers and Visitors

Posted on August 6, 2015

  Even when workers are in the habit of wearing fall protection, not everyone on the job site plays it safe. Visitors—including architects, executives and consultants—may not be part of the construction crew, but they still need fall protection equipment if they’re at height. “They have to be harnessed as well. If the project has … Read More

Why Are Standards Important?

Posted on August 27, 2015

Standards are an important part of the world of safety equipment. Manufacturers need them to determine the performance requirements for products they design, make and sell, and the test procedures to assess conformity to those requirements. Sellers, purchasers and users need them to select the right product for the job, and understand its application and … Read More

OSHA Regulations on Confined Space

Posted on August 6, 2015

 by Dan Glucksman ISEA   Workers in underground tunnels, tanks, and crawl spaces contend with unique hazards, including explosions, asphyxiation and contact with toxic materials. New regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) address those hazards by creating new protections for workers in confined spaces during any type of construction. Parts of … Read More