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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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  • Businesswoman looking a papers

    Safety News You Need: Rules and Regulations

    May 27, 2021
    Our link roundup this week includes proposed updates to OSHA’s walking-working surfaces standard, guidance on developing workplace mask policies and more.
  • Businesswoman on a laptop

    Safety News You Need: Guidelines and Initiatives

    May 20, 2021
    This week’s link roundup includes guidance on masking and physical distancing, a study on the health impacts of working long hours and more.
  • Skyline in Austin, Texas

    Registration Opens for ASSP’s Safety 2021

    May 19, 2021
    ASSP has opened registration for its 60th annual event. The Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition will be held Sept. 13-15 in Austin, Texas, as a hybrid experience that features online and in-person components.
  • Fellows announced

    Three Safety Experts Honored as ASSP Fellows

    May 13, 2021
    ASSP is bestowing the honor of Fellow on three longtime members who have made significant contributions to the OSH profession. Timothy R. Fisher, Michael W. Hayslip and Carl W. Heinlein are the 2021 recipients of the Society’s highest honor.
  • Morgan Bliss_Web

    ASSP Honors Bliss as 2021 Outstanding Safety Educator

    May 11, 2021
    Morgan Bliss, a widely respected professor in the occupational safety and health field and ASSP member for 11 years, is ASSP’s 2021 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator.

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.

  • USACE | Safety and Health Requirements Manual | June 2022
  • OSHA | Recordkeeping | May 2022
  • FAA | Safety Management Systems | April 2022
  • OSHA | Powered Industrial Trucks | April 2022
  • 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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