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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

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    OSHA and CDC Issue Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Meat and Poultry Processing

    Apr 30, 2020
    A new resource from OSHA and CDC offers guidance on specific steps that employers in meat and poultry processing can take to protect their workers from COVID-19.
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    Safety 2020 Shifts to Virtual Event Due to Pandemic

    Apr 30, 2020
    ASSP will shift its Safety 2020 Professional Development Conference and Exposition to a virtual education event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Directors decided to present “Safety 2020: Virtual” after assessing risk factors and monitoring the latest information from government and public health authorities.
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    OSHA Issues Interim Guidance on Respirator Decontamination

    Apr 28, 2020
    As employers strive to provide workers with adequate PPE to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance on decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs).
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    Blunt Named ASSP’s 2020 Outstanding Safety Educator

    Apr 28, 2020
    Leigh Ann Blunt, a nationally recognized professor in the occupational safety and health field, is ASSP’s 2020 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. Blunt, Ed.D., CSP, is a safety sciences professor at the University of Central Missouri.
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    ASSP Joins Task Force to Help Employees Safely Resume Work

    Apr 23, 2020
    ASSP has joined the first nationwide task force geared to help protect employees who are resuming work now and in a post-pandemic environment. Led by the National Safety Council, the Safe Actions For Employee Returns (SAFER) initiative will guide all employers through the process of bringing back their workers at minimal risk.

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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