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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

  • Retail worker in mask disinfecting counter

    OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on Coronavirus

    Jan 29, 2021
    OSHA has developed stronger safety guidance to help employers implement coronavirus protection programs and identify risks that could lead to exposure.
  • Capitol Building

    ASSP Supports New OSHA Guidance on COVID-19

    Jan 29, 2021
    ASSP supports today’s action by the U.S. DOL to strengthen workplace guidance on COVID-19 to help keep workers safe from exposure. OSHA issued new guidance to help employers implement a coronavirus protection program to identify risks that could lead to transmission.
  • U.S. Capitol Dome

    Safety News You Need: OSHA Update

    Jan 22, 2021
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights developments from OSHA, including COVID-19 guidance, and an agreement with the EPA to improve worker safety.
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    Biden Administration Signals Strong Support for Worker Safety

    Jan 21, 2021
    Actions by the Biden Administration are expected to improve COVID-19 protections for workers and accelerate the country's response to the pandemic.
  • Working remotely

    ASSP Education Events Focus on Compliance and Standards

    Jan 19, 2021
    OSH professionals have two upcoming opportunities to learn about compliance and standards at live virtual education events. The Compliance Event takes place Jan. 26 while the ANSI/ASSP Standards Event is set for Jan. 27.

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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