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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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    Safety News You Need: Reports and Regulations

    May 06, 2021
    This week’s link roundup includes updated OSHA guidance for beryllium standards; a report on workplace injuries and fatalities; news on the Department of Labor and gig workers and more
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    Asian American Achievements in Safety

    Apr 30, 2021
    Whether by participating in occupational safety and health or influencing its effectiveness, these 10 Asian Americans have a significant place in history.
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    Safety News You Need: National Safety Stand-Down

    Apr 29, 2021
    This week’s link roundup includes guidance on preventing falls in construction; an update on OSHA’s emergency temporary COVID-19 standard and more.
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    ASSP’s Fall Protection Toolbox Supports OSHA’s Stand-Down

    Apr 28, 2021
    ASSP has introduced fall protection courses and new online safety resources to help safety professionals recognize the eighth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction on May 3-7. The campaign is led by OSHA.
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    Safety News You Need: Protecting Young Workers

    Apr 22, 2021
    This week’s link roundup includes news on a national campaign to improve safety for teen workers, COVID19 workplace legislation, tips for creating better remote workstations and more.

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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