SGS featured in ‘Protecting Workers, Protecting Lives’ docuseries about PPE by the International Safety Equipment Association

Today (27.5.21) the
International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) releases a new docuseries
about personal protective equipment (PPE). It features experts from SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing
and certification company
, who provide a unique
perspective on the industry and the innovation taking place to protect workers
and save lives.

‘Protecting Workers,
Protecting Lives’ is a nine-episode series presented by the International
Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the
leading safety equipment trade organization, and produced by dBase Media

Premiered today, the
series puts the spotlight on the PPE industry. It features key influencers from
manufacturers and distributors, testing labs and specifiers, end users and
standards setters, discussing new standards in safety equipment, the impact of
technology and why training and education are crucial for protecting a diverse

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

Working in
partnership with the ISEA and DBM leadership teams, SGS and other ISEA member organizations
addressed issues such as the rapid changes in the safety equipment for
improving standards; educating on 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
industry, 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

ISEA has set the
standard for the PPE industry since 1933, supporting member companies united in
the goal of protecting the health and safety of people worldwide.

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.

Watch the SGS episode:

For further information, please contact:

Julie Cabrol

Global Marketing and Communications Director

Connectivity & Products


About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification,
testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark
for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a
network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

About ISEA

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. For more information visit

dBase Media

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

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