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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

  • Capitol Building

    ASSP Statement on OSHA’s Emergency Rule for Healthcare Workers

    Jun 10, 2021
    ASSP President Deborah Roy makes a statement in response to today's Emergency Temporary Standard from OSHA that aims to better protect America’s healthcare workers from exposure to COVID-19.
  • U.S. Capitol Dome

    Safety News You Need: OSHA Outlook

    Jun 03, 2021
    This week’s link roundup includes news on the FY 2022 federal budget and what it would mean for employers; new membership on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and more.
  • Foundation scholarships

    ASSP Foundation Awards $328,000 in Scholarships and Grants

    Jun 02, 2021
    The ASSP Foundation is awarding $328,000 in academic scholarships and professional education grants to 117 individuals to help them achieve their educational and career goals in the occupational safety and health profession.
  • Ken Rueter website

    ASSP Appoints UCOR’s Rueter as Next Public Director

    Jun 01, 2021
    ASSP will welcome a new member to its leadership team on July 1. The Board of Directors appointed UCOR President and CEO Ken Rueter to serve a three-year term on the board as the Society’s public director, a position created in 2015.
  • Businesswoman looking a papers

    Safety News You Need: Rules and Regulations

    May 27, 2021
    Our link roundup this week includes proposed updates to OSHA’s walking-working surfaces standard, guidance on developing workplace mask policies 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.

  • NSSCET | Joint Multi-stakeholder Letter NSSCET Implementation | July 2025
  • OSHA | Replacing Fire Brigades Standard With Emergency Response Standard | June 2024
  • VA | Opposing the Proposed Pay Downgrade for Industrial Hygienists at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | May 2024
  • ASSP Comments | ASSP Support of Federal Agencies Impacting Occupational Safety and Health | April 2024
  • DOT | Addressing DOT Highway Safety Improvement Program | April 2024
  • FHWA | Federal Highway Administration, Highway Safety Improvement Program | April 2024
  • CPWR | ASSP Support for Continued Federal Funding | Nov. 2023
  • OSHA | ANSI/ASSP Z244 Committee: Hazardous Energy Letter of Interpretation (LOI) Request | Nov. 2023
  • OSHA | ASSP Support of Z244 LOI Request | Nov. 2023
  • 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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