Experts from SGS feature in a new docuseries from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) on personal protective equipment (PPE), providing their perspective on the industry and the innovation taking place to protect workers and save lives.
Protecting Workers, Protecting Lives premiered on 27 May 2021. The nine-episode series presents a collection of stories from manufacturers and distributors, testing labs and specifiers, end users, and standards setters from the PPE industry.
It explores new standards in safety equipment, the impact of technology, and why training and education are crucial for protecting a diverse workforce, and addresses 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; digitalisation and the connected worker and industry globalisation.
In the series Matthew McGarrity, SGS Global Hardlines Technical Manager, explains the SGS Total Solution approach to testing, inspecting and certification of PPE products. Daniel Miller, SGS Air Labs Manager, explains how it is not just final PPE products that are tested, but all the materials that go into them, while Christina Crimi, SGS Business Manager, details how SGS assists companies to navigate requirements to produce safe PPE.
‘As with all industries, innovation and technology is driving today's PPE sector, so keeping up with standards has become even more important,’ said 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.’