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    Safety News You Need: Respiratory Protection

    Jul 02, 2020
    • Education
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    This week’s Safety News You Need offers tips on protecting your workers from airborne illness in the workplace.
  • Virtual conference

    Safety 2020 Draws Largest Virtual Gathering of Safety Pros

    Jun 30, 2020
    • Membership
    • Global Safety
    • Students
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    ASSP brought together the largest group of OSH professionals who have ever participated in a virtual conference. Safety 2020: Virtual drew nearly 2,400 professionals who attended educational sessions and engaged with speakers, peers and exhibitors to learn the latest in workplace safety.
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    OSHA Directive Guides Silica Inspections

    Jun 29, 2020
    • Ventilation
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • Construction
    A new compliance directive from OSHA gives compliance safety and health officers with guidance on how to enforce the agency's silica standards’ requirements.
  • Semi truck trailer driving on wet road

    Safety News You Need: Motor Vehicle Fleet Safety

    Jun 26, 2020
    • Education
    • Fleet Safety
    Transportation incidents are the leading cause of workplace fatalities. This week’s Safety News You Need offers tools to help keep drivers safe on the road.
  • A backhoe digging a trench

    Safety News You Need: Trenching and Excavation

    Jun 19, 2020
    • Construction
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources to help keep workers safe during trenching and excavation operations.
  • Businessman-viewing-large-computer-monitor-wearing-a-face-covering

    OSHA Issues New Guidance on Returning to Work

    Jun 18, 2020
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has issued new Guidance on Returning to Work to help employers as they reopen nonessential businesses and have employees return to work during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA 6(a) Construction Standard

    Jun 18, 2020
    Gary Visscher, J.D., Of Counsel, Law Office of Adele Abrams P.C.
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently ruled that OSHA’s process in adopting “start-up standards” in 1971, many of which OSHA still enforces, was permissible and the standards may be enforced.
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    Working Together for Safety: Managing Stress

    Jun 17, 2020
    • Education
    • President's Message
    In the final episode of our 11-part “Working Together for Safety” video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall offers some tips on how to deal with stress and reduce its impact your health and outlook.
  • Reading book

    ASSP Publishes New Study Guide and Supervisory Manual

    Jun 16, 2020
    • Certification Preparation
    • Press Release
    • Education
    Two new books from ASSP can help occupational safety and health professionals expand their expertise. The Society’s library includes more than 100 technical publications that cover every facet of workplace safety from accident investigation and exam preparation to safety management and fall protection.
  • Businessman looking at a clipboard

    Safety News You Need: Emergency Preparedness

    Jun 12, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need focuses on resources to help you prepare for whatever emergencies your organization may face.
  • Young-female-safety-professional-wearing-cloth-face-mask-in-an-office

    OSHA Issues Guidance on Face Coverings, Surgical Masks and Respirators in the Workplace

    Jun 11, 2020
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of masks in the workplace, and explains the differences between cloth face coverings, surgical masks and respirators.
  • Working Together for Safety: COVID-19 and OSHA Recordkeeping

    Jun 10, 2020
    • President's Message
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
  • Working Together 2020

    ASSP Joins OSHA Ambassador Program

    Jun 05, 2020
    • Press Release
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has elevated its collaborative relationship with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by joining OSHA's Ambassador Program. The agreement was authorized by ASSP President Diana Stegall and OSHA’s Loren Sweatt.
  • Road work sign on a rural road

    Safety News You Need: Work Zone Safety

    Jun 05, 2020
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Fleet Safety
    • Construction
    This week’s Safety News You Need focuses on resources that help construction workers and the driving public stay safe in work zones.
  • ASSP and Its 40,000 Members Stand for Safety and Equity

    Jun 04, 2020
    • BISE
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    ASSP releases a statement from ASSP President Diana Stegall on behalf of the Society’s Board of Directors, calling for leaders and citizens to work together to understand and overcome systemic inequities to protect the safety and health of every American.
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    Working Together for Safety: The Value of Safety 2020: Virtual

    Jun 03, 2020
    • President's Message
    • Education
    In the latest episode of our “Working Together for Safety” weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall shares highlights from our upcoming Safety 2020: Virtual conference and exposition.
  • Construction foreman on a job site holding a tablet.

    OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Construction

    Jun 01, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Government Affairs
    • Construction
    • Advocacy
    Construction employers and workers need to understand how they can protect themselves from COVID-19 exposure on the job site. New OSHA guidance offers insights into assessing worker risk level and controls to help prevent exposure.
  • Foundation scholarships

    ASSP Foundation Awards $285,000 in Scholarships and Grants

    May 29, 2020
    • YP
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Students
    The ASSP Foundation is awarding $285,000 in academic scholarships and professional development grants to 112 individuals seeking advancement in occupational safety and health. The 2020 awards will help students pursue degrees at 40 colleges and universities across the country.
  • Businessman-washing-hands-in-workplace-bathroom

    Working Together for Safety: Health Hazards of Stagnant Plumbing Systems

    May 27, 2020
    • President's Message
    • Health & Wellness
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Education
    In the latest episode of our “Working Together for Safety” weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall discusses the potential health hazards caused by stagnant plumbing systems in facilities closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Pandemic Planning Session Set for Safety Conference

    May 21, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    As safety and health professionals prepare their organizations for pandemic recovery, ASSP is working to educate the industry on best practices. Safety 2020: Virtual will feature a general session on the impacts of COVID-19 and strategies to keep workers safe and healthy.

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