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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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    Two Members Honored With 2020-2021 ASSP Foundation Distinguished Service Award

    Oct 25, 2021
    Each year, the ASSP Foundation recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievement, commitment and support of the organization. For 2020-2021, two individuals were honored with the ASSP Foundation's Distinguished Service Award: Justin Bielss, GSP, and Donald S. Burke, Ph.D.
  • Building a Resilient & Sustainable Asset Safety Program

    Oct 21, 2021
    Sponsored by Alcumus. Having the ability to effectively protect against equipment failure and malfunction is essential to reduce workplace injuries and ensure business continuity. Risk arises from the inability to easily audit or trace equipment inspections across multiple locations and a lack of visibility into completed asset inspections. Without a modern approach, it can be challenging to maintain equipment safety to proactively mitigate risks on-site.
  • Heat Stress & Vector Borne Disease: Mother Nature vs. Flame Resistant & Arc-Rated Clothing

    Oct 20, 2021
    Sponsored by Bulwark. We receive a lot of questions around FR/AR clothing and what to do in the case of extreme conditions, specifically – the heat of the summer and those inevitable accompanying insects.
  • Slippery Rock University students under ASSP logo at Safety 2021 in Austin

    Members of Top Student Section Attend Safety 2021

    Oct 19, 2021
    Four members of the Slippery Rock Student Section, which received ASSP's Outstanding Student Section Award in 2021, attended Safety 2021 and called it an experience they will never forget.
  • Leader of safety training programs speaking-with-a-worker

    Why the Best Safety Training Programs Make Personal Connections

    Oct 18, 2021
    The best safety training programs use personal connections to strengthen culture, communicate best practices and gain buy-in. Are you doing these five things?

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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