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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

  • Construction foreman on a job site holding a tablet.

    OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Construction

    Jun 01, 2020
    Construction employers and workers need to understand how they can protect themselves from COVID-19 exposure on the job site. New OSHA guidance offers insights into assessing worker risk level and controls to help prevent exposure.
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    OSHA Updates Enforcement Guidance and Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19

    May 21, 2020
    OSHA has revised two of its COVID-19 enforcement policies to assess an employer’s actions as economies begin to reopen.
  • CEO Webinar

    Safety and Health CEOs Discuss Role of Profession in Pandemic Recovery

    May 13, 2020
    The CEOs of the nation’s three leading safety organizations teamed up for a discussion about how the occupational safety and health profession is evolving and expanding its presence as industries recover from COVID-19. The free webinar features Jennifer McNelly of ASSP, Lorraine Martin of NSC and Larry Sloan of AIHA.
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    Five Safety Experts Honored as ASSP Fellows

    May 12, 2020
    ASSP is bestowing the honor of Fellow on five longtime members who have made significant contributions to the OSH profession. Ashok Garlapati, Zack Mansdorf, Terrie Norris, James Thornton and Jeffrey Vincoli are the 2020 recipients of the Society’s highest honor.
  • Oil and gas industry

    Adivi Named ASSP’s Safety Professional of the Year

    May 06, 2020
    Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi, CSP, CFIOSH, an occupational health, safety and environment expert at the Kuwait Oil Company and 12-year ASSP member, is the Society's 2020 Safety Professional of the Year. His visionary leadership and high productivity have advanced the profession while enhancing our membership abroad.

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.

  • 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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