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OSHA and International Safety Equipment (ISEA) Alliance
On September 9, 2003, OSHA and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) formed an Alliance focusing on promoting worker safety and health in heavy construction workplaces by providing construction workers and supervisors with information and guidance to help protect employees' health and safety. In particular, the Alliance focused on raising the awareness of the importance of proper selection, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment. In addition, the agreement addressed a number of areas, including promoting communication between ISEA and its members and OSHA personnel, including Compliance Assistance Specialists, and working with other Alliance participants on construction industry projects addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
Due to the change in the association’s strategic focus and their limited resources to develop materials and products to meet the goals of the Alliance, OSHA and ISEA agreed to conclude the Alliance as of September 9, 2005. However, ISEA may consider developing Alliances with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices.
The following successes resulted from the OSHA and ISEA’s work together to meet the Alliance’s goals: