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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

  • Working Together 2020

    ASSP and ASHCA Collaborate on Improving Agricultural Worker Safety

    Sep 22, 2020
    ASSP and ASHCA have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding that brings the organizations together to advance workplace safety and health in the farming industry. The agreement comes during National Farm Safety and Health Week.
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    OSHA Issues Revised Beryllium Standards for Construction and Shipyards

    Sep 02, 2020
    OSHA published a final rule revising the beryllium standards for construction and shipyards. The final rule aims to clarify the standards and simplify or improve compliance. Learn about the changes.
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    Skills Renewal Act Aims to Aid Unemployed Workers

    Aug 18, 2020
    Congress has introduced new legislation that would provide a credit of up to $4,000 to enable people who have become unemployed during 2020 to access professional skills training.
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    Safety News You Need: Controlling Hazardous Energy

    Aug 14, 2020
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources you can use to develop an effective program for managing different types of hazardous energy in the workplace.
  • ASSP Aims to Remove Barriers to Safety and Health

    Jul 31, 2020
    ASSP is taking steps to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the Society and throughout the occupational safety and health profession. The formation of a board-level task force this summer represents ASSP’s renewed commitment to principles of fairness, respect and equal opportunity for all.

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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