Safety Equipment Group Teams With OSHA

The International Safety Equipment Association is kicking off a two-year alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to underline the importance of personal protective equipment on the job.

A major trade group focused on safety issues is teaming up with a federal agency this week. The goal? Keeping workers safe.

The International Safety Equipment Association has announced an alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in an effort to raise awareness of the need for personal protective equipment.

The organizations will work together to promote OSHA campaigns focused on prevention of issues such as on-the-job falls and heatstroke.

The two-year initiative between the groups extends on safety initiatives for both organizations. ISEA is a trade group that represents the manufacturers of personal protective equipment, and is responsible for helping to set official standards for safety equipment as an ANSI-accredited organization.

OSHA, meanwhile, has focused heavily in recent years on collaborations with private organizations through its Alliance Program.

“Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, and give them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information,” the agency stated in a news release.

A number of associations and nonprofits count themselves among the alliance’s members, including the American Chemistry Council, the American Red Cross, the American Staffing Association, and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

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Ernie Smith

By Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is a former senior editor for Associations Now. MORE

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