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American Society of Safety Professionals is your source for insights on trends in the safety profession, including developments in safety management, worker safety, government and regulatory affairs and standards.

 

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    Safety 2021 Expects to Bring Hybrid Experience to 60th Event

    Feb 23, 2021
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    For the first time, ASSP’s signature event — the Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition — is expected to be a hybrid experience that is also moving to a new location and date for greater accessibility.
  • Smiling businessman at his desk

    Safety News You Need: Safety Leadership

    Feb 19, 2021
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights the impact of leadership on safety and health, and how you can identify and develop leaders within your organization.
  • Survey

    Fall Experience Survey Aims to Advance Workplace Safety

    Feb 15, 2021
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Engineering PS
    • Construction PS
    • Safety Management
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    A survey from CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, supported by ASSP, will gather key insights from safety and health professionals to help advance fall protection in all industries worldwide. The Fall Experience Survey explores the root causes of falls from height.
  • Taking temperature on a construction site

    Safety News You Need: Health and Hygiene

    Feb 11, 2021
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need includes a call for guidelines related to aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and a study on incident reporting among temporary construction workers.
  • Businessman looking at post it notes

    How Systems Thinking Can Improve Safety Management

    Feb 11, 2021
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    Applying systems thinking can help you understand how the elements of your safety and health management system must work together to achieve objectives.
  • Person washing their hands

    Survey Finds Americans Backsliding on Handwashing

    Feb 11, 2021
    • Education
    A recent survey found that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have become more lax in properly washing their hands.
  • Chemical barrels with GHS labels in factory

    OSHA Proposes Updates to Hazard Communication Standard

    Feb 09, 2021
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA plans to update its Hazard Communication Standard to better align with GHS and help employees be better aware of potential exposures to chemical hazards in the workplace.
  • Smiling businesswoman on laptop

    Safety News You Need: Worker Health

    Feb 04, 2021
    • Education
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights updated COVID-19 guidance; addressing mental health in the workplace; and protecting the health of construction workers.
  • Businessman looking at data

    4 Ways to Take Risk Management to the Next Level

    Feb 02, 2021
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    To prevent injuries and fatalities, you need to identify risks, demonstrate their potential impact and implement proper controls. Here are four ways you can improve risk management at your organization.
  • Safety professional man in safety vest and a hard hat holding a clipboard in front of a teal background

    How to Protect Lone Workers With a Safety Management Program

    Jan 29, 2021
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Confined Spaces
    Lone workers face distinct hazards and risks. These 10 tips will help you tailor your safety management program to protect them.
  • Businessman reading paperwork

    Safety News You Need: Standards and Regulations

    Jan 29, 2021
    • Standards
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights the first permanent COVID-19 standard in the U.S.; a new standard for respirator fit testing and more.
  • Retail worker in mask disinfecting counter

    OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on Coronavirus

    Jan 29, 2021
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    OSHA has developed stronger safety guidance to help employers implement coronavirus protection programs and identify risks that could lead to exposure.
  • Capitol Building

    ASSP Supports New OSHA Guidance on COVID-19

    Jan 29, 2021
    • Press Release
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    ASSP supports today’s action by the U.S. DOL to strengthen workplace guidance on COVID-19 to help keep workers safe from exposure. OSHA issued new guidance to help employers implement a coronavirus protection program to identify risks that could lead to transmission.
  • Woman wearing a bandage after vaccination

    CDC Publishes COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit

    Jan 26, 2021
    • Training & Communication
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    CDC has designed a communication toolkit to help employers educate their workers about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and address questions and concerns.
  • Safety professional woman sitting at her desk and reviewing her safety management systems in front of a teal background

    Quiz: What Do You Know About Safety Management Systems?

    Jan 22, 2021
    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    • Education
    It takes technical proficiency, people skills and big-picture thinking to implement safety management systems. Take this quiz and gauge what you know.
  • U.S. Capitol Dome

    Safety News You Need: OSHA Update

    Jan 22, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights developments from OSHA, including COVID-19 guidance, and an agreement with the EPA to improve worker safety.
  • Essential grocery worker checking out products

    Biden Administration Signals Strong Support for Worker Safety

    Jan 21, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    Actions by the Biden Administration are expected to improve COVID-19 protections for workers and accelerate the country's response to the pandemic.
  • Working remotely

    ASSP Education Events Focus on Compliance and Standards

    Jan 19, 2021
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Machine Guard
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Safety Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Fall Protection
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    OSH professionals have two upcoming opportunities to learn about compliance and standards at live virtual education events. The Compliance Event takes place Jan. 26 while the ANSI/ASSP Standards Event is set for Jan. 27.
  • Mature man reading news on digital tablet on bench

    Safety News You Need: Important Dates and Milestones

    Jan 15, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    This week’s Safety News You Need shares updates on OSHA, NIOSH and the Biden nominee for secretary of labor.
  • Young safety professional man in blue jacket wearing a face covering and walking outside

    Why the Member-Get-a-Member Campaign Matters

    Jan 14, 2021
    • Membership
    The most surprising thing about our 40-year-old Member-Get-a-Member initiative is what happens when you ask the most active participants why it matters to them.

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