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We share 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.

Government Affairs News

  • Cicada singing on a plant

    Safety News You Need: Summer of Prevention

    Aug 05, 2021
    Our link roundup this week includes a safety resource for small businesses, a reflection on worker feedback, insights about noise exposure from cicadas and more.
  • Coworkers talking while looking at a tablet

    Safety News You Need: Reporting and Communication

    Jul 29, 2021
    Our link roundup this week includes a study on heat-related injuries, information about protecting workers from the delta variant, tips on communicating with workers about updated mask guidance and more.
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    ASSP Honors Seabrook for Work on Safety Standards

    Jul 22, 2021
    ASSP has named longtime member Kathy Seabrook the recipient of the 2021 Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal for her valuable work in developing and advocating occupational health and safety standards.
  • Colleagues in conversation in an office

    Safety News You Need: Guidance and Feedback

    Jul 15, 2021
    Our link roundup this week includes updates to OSHA’s COVID-19 prevention measures, a call for an increase in the number of OSHA inspectors, and more
  • Fred Manuele

    New Award Recognizes Prevention Through Design

    Jul 14, 2021
    Longtime occupational safety and health expert Fred Manuele received the inaugural Prevention through Design (PtD) Award for his outstanding foresight, wisdom and major accomplishments in preventing harm to workers.

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 | Leading Indicators | July 2023
  • OSHA | Voluntary Protection Programs | April 2023
  • FAA | Safety Management Systems | April 2023
  • DOT | Improving Road Safety | April 2023
  • FRA | Training for Safety-Related Railroad Employees | Nov. 2022
  • FAA | Minimum Seat Dimensions | Sept. 2022
  • AIHA | ASSP Supports Blood Lead Level Comment | Sept. 2022
  • CPSC | Debris Penetration Hazards | Aug. 2022
  • 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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