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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.

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    Safety News You Need: Guidelines and Initiatives

    May 20, 2021
    This week’s link roundup includes guidance on masking and physical distancing, a study on the health impacts of working long hours and more.
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    Registration Opens for ASSP’s Safety 2021

    May 19, 2021
    ASSP has opened registration for its 60th annual event. The Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition will be held Sept. 13-15 in Austin, Texas, as a hybrid experience that features online and in-person components.
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    Three Safety Experts Honored as ASSP Fellows

    May 13, 2021
    ASSP is bestowing the honor of Fellow on three longtime members who have made significant contributions to the OSH profession. Timothy R. Fisher, Michael W. Hayslip and Carl W. Heinlein are the 2021 recipients of the Society’s highest honor.
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    ASSP Honors Bliss as 2021 Outstanding Safety Educator

    May 11, 2021
    Morgan Bliss, a widely respected professor in the occupational safety and health field and ASSP member for 11 years, is ASSP’s 2021 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator.
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    Safety News You Need: Reports and Regulations

    May 06, 2021
    This week’s link roundup includes updated OSHA guidance for beryllium standards; a report on workplace injuries and fatalities; news on the Department of Labor and gig workers 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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