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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 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.
  • SafetyFOCUS virtual

    Early Bird Rates End Soon for SafetyFOCUS 2021

    Jan 11, 2021
    • Certification Preparation
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Professional Skills
    Early bird registration for virtual SafetyFOCUS 2021 ends Jan. 20. Sign up and save on the 10-day immersive education experience, set for Feb. 8-12 and 15-19.
  • Safety professional man in blue shirt reading an OHSMS standard at his desk in front of a teal background

    What Is the Most Important Part of Your OHSMS?

    Jan 11, 2021
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    An occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) has many important parts, but you should pay special attention to the worker participation section.
  • Businesswoman looking at data

    Safety News You Need: Safety and Health Audits

    Jan 08, 2021
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources to help audit your system and implement safety and health improvements.
  • Firefighters fighting a fire

    Are You Outfitting Your Workers With the Best AR/FR Garments?

    Jan 05, 2021
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fire Safety
    • Featured
    • Education
    Arc-rated flame-resistant (AR/FR) clothing is critical PPE for workers who face flash fire and arc flash hazards. Before you make your next purchase of AR/FR clothing, here are four factors to consider.
  • Young man writing college or university application form with laptop. Student applying to school. Scholarship document, admission paper or letter on table. Typing email.

    2020 Injury and Illness Data Due Electronically By March 2, 2021

    Jan 04, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    Select employers must electronically submit 2020 injury and illness data to OSHA by March 2, 2021.
  • Person walking in an office

    Safety News You Need: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

    Dec 17, 2020
    • Education
    • Slips & Trips
    This week’s Safety News You Need features tips and tools you can use to help workers keep their footing while on the job.
  • Data report 2

    Rising Workplace Fatalities Must Be Met With Standards, Safety Systems

    Dec 17, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    ASSP urges employers to adopt voluntary national consensus standards and implement safety and health management systems in response to newly released fatality data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 5,333 fatal work injuries in 2019, the most since 2007.
  • Inspector in a warehouse

    OSHA Updates Site-Specific Inspection Program

    Dec 16, 2020
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    OSHA is updating its site-specific targeting directive, which directs agency resources to establishments with the highest rates of injuries and illness.
  • Safety professional woman wearing a face covering talks with masked male colleague about leadership training outdoors

    Why Your Team Needs Safety Leadership Training in 2021

    Dec 15, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    Economists say workers need 10 key skills for the jobs of tomorrow. Here’s how safety leadership training will help you protect this evolving workforce.
  • Young-female-safety-professional-wearing-cloth-face-mask-in-an-office

    ISO Publishes Guidance on Working Safely in a Pandemic

    Dec 15, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Standards
    ISO's new guidance document focuses on international best practices and practical recommendations for managing worker safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Bakery worker wearing a mask

    5 Tips From OSHA for Protecting Your Workers During the Holidays

    Dec 11, 2020
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    With year-end holidays upon us, OSHA is reminding employers to take some simple steps to keep workers stay safe and healthy, especially given the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Worker testing for hydrogen sulfide

    Safety News You Need: Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

    Dec 11, 2020
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights ways to train your workers on the dangers of hydrogen sulfide and how to prevent exposure.
  • Wooden cubes flipping to show change of years from 2020 to 2021

    4 OSHA Issues to Follow in Early 2021

    Dec 10, 2020
    James Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP | Chair, ASSP Government Affairs Committee
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
  • Smiling safety professional woman wearing white headphones and glasses and participating in a video call

    5 Reasons Improving Safety Culture Is a Business Skill

    Dec 08, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Safety Management
    Improving safety culture has personal, professional and financial implications for everyone in your organization. Here are five reasons it’s worthy of respect.

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