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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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    An Update on Governance

    Nov 01, 2021
    ASSP President Brad Giles shares an update on governance and key themes from the Board of Directors’ listening sessions with delegates, members and leaders. “Please continue to review the information available on our governance web page at, talk with your chapter leaders and send your questions to”
  • Assessing Risk Plays a Key Role in Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIFs)

    Oct 27, 2021
    Sponsored by Grainger. This session focuses on the importance of the risk assessment process when focusing on identifying and analyzing incidents resulting in, or with the potential to result in serious injuries or fatalities. Preventing and controlling serious injury or fatality incidents requires a specialized focus. Many techniques are available for assessing and managing risk. Five methods that are commonly used will be reviewed with pros, cons, and pitfalls of each discussed.
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    OSHA Initiates Rulemaking on Heat Stress

    Oct 26, 2021
    OSHA will publish an advance notice of rulemaking related to heat injury and illness prevention on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
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    ASSP Looks Forward to Working With New Head of OSHA

    Oct 26, 2021
    ASSP is pleased to learn of Monday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Doug Parker to lead OSHA as the 13th assistant secretary of labor. "This leadership role was unoccupied for too long, and the position is more important than ever," said ASSP President Brad Giles.
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    Episode 68: Navigating the Road to Success as a Woman in Safety

    Oct 25, 2021
    Author and safety professional Tricia Kagerer discusses challenges women face in safety and business, and shares insights to help you improve your organization.

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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