Safety Equipment Standards Your Keys to Business Success is a new publication from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) that examines
Safety Equipment Standards Û Your Keys to Business Success is a new publication from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) that examines how safety and personal protective equipment standards are developed. Additionally, the booklet explains why companies that manufacture and use safety equipment should be involved in the formulation process.
Emphasizing the importance of using personal protective and safety equipment made to rigorous standards, the 12-page brochure comprises three sections addressing U.S. standards, international standards, and conformity assessment Û all in a Q&A format. It includes information on the U.S. standards system and the role of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI); the growing importance of international standards in global commerce; and, how ISEA fits into the system as an accredited standards developer. Also explained is how ISEA member companies, users, regulators and safety experts are involved in drafting, approving and using safety equipment standards, emphasizing the importance of manufacturers’ participation in the standards development process.
Affirms ISEA President Dan Shipp, For workers, [manufacturers’ adherence to] exacting standards provides assurance that the safety equipment they wear and use is tested against the hazards they face. For producers, the message is simple: If your product has to meet a standard, you should be involved in writing that standard.
Individual copies of the publication can be obtained at no cost by e-mailing recipient’s name, title, organization and street address to Joe Walker, ISEA marketing communications advisor, [email protected], or downloading a pdf version from ISEA’s web site, www.safetyequipment.org.