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American Society of Safety Professionals shares the latest news on occupational safety and health legislation and regulation as well as updates on our member-driven initiatives to ensure that safety professionals are part of the conversation.

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    What to Do With Your Safety Certification When You Advance: ASP to CSP

    Oct 15, 2021
    When one safety certification is a prerequisite for another, as the ASP is for the CSP, it can be tough to decide whether to keep both. Here are your options.
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    ASSP Forms Policy Statements on Heat Stress and Pandemic

    Oct 14, 2021
    ASSP developed new policy statements on anticipated federal standards related to heat stress and COVID-19 as it aims to inform government officials and key stakeholders in improving the regulatory approach to workplace safety and health.
  • Biohazards: Risk Assessments & Protective Apparel Solutions

    Oct 14, 2021
    Sponsored by Vallen. Companies are assessing the biohazards that are present in their environment, and refining their policies, procedures and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their workers. Please join us for a webinar hosted by DuPont’s Alex Bradley and Mark Tartaglia as they discuss protective apparel considerations for biohazards,
  • ISO 45003: Impact on Safety Professionals

    Oct 13, 2021
    ISO 45003:2021, Occupational Health and Safety Management — Psychological Health and Safety at Work — Guidelines for Managing Psychosocial Risks, provides guidelines to help organizations and safety professionals more effectively identify and address psychological hazards in the workplace. The standard aims to help organizations of all sizes and in all sectors prevent work-related injury and ill health and promote well-being at work. Our speakers will highlight key elements of the standard and provide practical suggestions you can implement today.
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    This Is Why OSHA’s No. 1 Violation Never Changes

    Oct 13, 2021
    Fall protection has been No. 1 on OSHA’s top 10 list of violations since 2011. Why is that and how should you respond? Expert Thom Kramer, P.E., CSP, explains.

Technical Comments on Issues Affecting Workplace Safety

ASSP regularly responds to requests from federal agencies seeking public comments on matters affecting workplace safety and the occupational safety and health profession. ASSP submits these comments as part of the public record.

  • OSHA | COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard | Dec. 2021
  • NIOSH | Healthcare Workers Mental Health | Nov. 2021
  • MSHA | Safety Program for Surface Mobile Equipment | Oct. 2021
  • OSHA | Evaluation of OHMS | Oct. 2021
  • FAA | Safety Management Systems | Aug. 2021
  • Coast Guard | Safety Management Systems | April 2021


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