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Survey from ISEA aims to understand public opinion on industry trade shows

Every year, representatives from safety equipment companies and members of the nation's safety regulatory organizations gather at industry trade shows all over the country.

Now, the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is asking for feedback from the public on how beneficial these expos are.

The National Safety Council (NSC), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and other similar groups sponsor many conferences featuring trade shows. They give safety equipment manufacturers the opportunity to show theirproducts and attract new customers. These shows also have serious time commitments, and ISEA is hoping to learn about the costs and benefits of attending such trade shows.

"ISEA has developed a brief online survey on safety industry trade shows," ISEA said in a release. "It won't take much time to give us your opinion - it's only 16 questions - but the results will help safety equipment suppliers do a better job getting important product information to you."

Trade shows allow manufacturers to present new safety products, including fall protection, hard hats, and work gloves, and demonstrate how to use them properly. Other organizations that may attend or sponsor trade shows are available to help businesses understand safety and health issues and regulations.