The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is developing a new standard for Dropped Object Prevention (DOP). Standards drafted by ISEA product groups become American National Standards through a consensus process that involves reviewers outside the association with the goal of acceptance by American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
This process involves several key functional groups:
- Producers or manufacturers of DOP Products
- Users, purchasers or those who specify DOP Products
- Government Liaisons that have regulatory or other interests in DOP
- Other groups who have interest in DOP standards due to safety, technical or other requirements including subject matter experts
Known as ISEA/ANSI 121, this standard aims to, “establish minimum design, performance, testing and labeling requirements for solutions that reduce dropped objects incidents in industrial and occupational settings.”
Below, find out news on the what has just been completed, what is the current action being taken, and what are the next steps in the journey to a new American National Standard on Dropped Object Prevention.
Are you a user of tools at height or someone who specifies them and you want to have your voice heard? The ballot copy will soon be released to the public for comment. For information directly from ISEA on the standard, visit them on the web at https://safetyequipment.org/?s=ISEA+121
Comments will need to be submitted no later than 60 days after the ballot copy is released for public comment so don’t delay!