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American Society of Safety Professionals shares 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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  • Phoenix

    Registration Opens for SafetyFOCUS 2022

    Nov 11, 2021
    ASSP has opened registration for SafetyFOCUS 2022 in its new location in Phoenix. The 10-day immersive education experience will take place Feb. 21 to March 4 and will feature online and in-person components for the first time.
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    The Impact of the Stay on OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    Nov 11, 2021
    Two legal experts share insight on the impact of the stay on OSHA's emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 vaccination and testing.
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    OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing

    Nov 04, 2021
    OSHA has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccination and testing. The ETS establishes requirements for employers with 100 or more employees.
  • The Z490 EHS Training Standards

    Nov 03, 2021
    Sponsored by Vector Solutions. Dr. Daniel Snyder and Jeff Dalto, members of the ANSI/ASSP Z490 committee and the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 subcommittee defining criteria for accepted practices in safety, health an environmental training, will discuss the standards and the proposed revisions of Z490.1. Learn about the ADDIE training methodology, which is at the core of the Z490.1 standard, and gain insight into how the revised standard will address each phase of ADDIE. Leave with practical guidance on ways you can make environmental health and safety (EHS) training more defensible.
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    New and Revised Standards Help Employers Better Protect Workers

    Nov 02, 2021
    As a global leader in the development of workplace safety and health standards, ASSP has published several new and revised voluntary national consensus standards that help employers minimize on-the-job risks to better protect their workers.

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 | 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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