Today, May 27, 2021, the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) releases a new docuseries about personal protective equipment (PPE) that features SGS experts speaking on the subject with a unique perspective on the industry and the innovation taking place to protect workers and save lives.

Premiered on May 27, 2021, 'Protecting Workers, Protecting Lives' is a nine-episode series from the ISEA, the leading safety equipment trade organization, and produced by dBase Media (DBM).

This unique series presents a collective narrative of stories, featuring leading manufacturers and distributors, testing labs and specifiers, end users, and standards setters from the PPE industry. Its themes explore new standards in safety equipment, the impact of technology and why training and education are crucial for protecting a diverse workforce.

Mark Farone, SGS IBR Laboratories, said: "This unique online video program comes at a time when the value and importance of worker safety has never been better recognized. As a leading provider of medical PPE, testing and inspection services, we are delighted to have been involved in this project, working in association with ISEA. SGS provides a "total solution" throughout the entire product life cycle, from R&D, to quality programs, production and even distribution, to ensure that medical PPE is safe to use and efficient."

In association with the ISEA and DBM leadership teams, SGS and other participants addressed issues such as the rapid changes in safety equipment for improving standards; the importance of protection and prevention; product development, research, testing and verification; products designed for use; digitalization and the connected worker and industry globalization.

"As with all industries, innovation and technology is driving today's PPE sector, so keeping up with standards has become even more important," comments Chuck Johnson, President of ISEA. "We must continue to ensure safety equipment is relevant, effective, and performs as expected, to ensure PPE is trusted and workers are protected."

Why Choose SGS?

Although many countries have PPE regulations and standards, there is little or no harmonization. SGS, through its global network of PPE experts and accredited testing laboratories, can quickly and efficiently deliver testing and certification for medical PPE products to ensure they meet the regulatory requirements of their destination markets.

Learn more about SGS’s PPE compliance services >

For further information, please contact:

Julie Cabrol
Global Marketing and Communications Director
Connectivity & Products
t: +33 7 86 75 02 46

About ISEA

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is the trade association in the U.S. for personal protective equipment and technologies. Its member companies are world leaders in the design, manufacture, testing and distribution of protective clothing and equipment used in factories, construction sites, hospitals and clinics, farms, schools, laboratories, emergency response and in the home. Since 1933, ISEA has set the standard for the personal protective equipment industry, supporting member companies united in the goal of protecting the health and safety of people worldwide. For more information, visit ISEA: International Safety Equipment Association.

About dBase Media

dBase Media works with leading global corporate brands providing high resolution film production with a digital first communications strategy since 2001. It applies advanced data insights across an omni-channel content distribution network to provide measurable outcome-based-accountability for clients. For more information, contact Mitch Johnson 703-242-9700 or visit dBase Media.

About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 89,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.