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    ASSP Honors Seabrook for Work on Safety Standards

    Jul 22, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Member News
    • Global Safety
    ASSP has named longtime member Kathy Seabrook the recipient of the 2021 Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal for her valuable work in developing and advocating occupational health and safety standards.
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    Safety News You Need: Leadership and Partnerships

    Jul 22, 2021
    • Education
    This week’s link roundup includes information about funding to support the well-being of health workers, a partnership to promote temporary worker safety and health and more.
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    Why Do Some Safety Professionals Have So Many Letters After Their Names?

    Jul 20, 2021
    • Education
    • Certification Preparation
    There’s a lot to unscramble in the safety certification alphabet soup. How do you know if certification is right for you? Let’s start with the basics.
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    Safety News You Need: Guidance and Feedback

    Jul 15, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    Our link roundup this week includes updates to OSHA’s COVID-19 prevention measures, a call for an increase in the number of OSHA inspectors, and more
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    New Award Recognizes Prevention Through Design

    Jul 14, 2021
    • Engineering PS
    • Advocacy
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    Longtime occupational safety and health expert Fred Manuele received the inaugural Prevention through Design (PtD) Award for his outstanding foresight, wisdom and major accomplishments in preventing harm to workers.
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    Safety News You Need: Inspections and Protections

    Jul 08, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    This week’s link roundup includes OSHA’s inspection guidelines for its COVID-19 emergency temporary healthcare standard, a NIOSH campaign to improve PPE access for at-risk workers and more
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    OSH Generations: Allison Short

    Jul 06, 2021
    • WISE
    • Member News
    OSH Generations is about family and the safety profession. In this OSH Generations, we spoke with Allison Short and her father, Kevin Gantz, to learn about their safety journey and hear how the safety profession has impacted their relationship.
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    Safety News You Need: The World of Work

    Jul 01, 2021
    • Education
    Our link roundup this week includes a framework for improving safety and health in the changing world of work, steps for creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, and more.
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    ASSP Recognizes Authors of Top Three PSJ Articles From 2020

    Jun 30, 2021
    • Member News
    Join us in congratulating the 2020 Professional Safety Article of the Year Award winners: Pam Walaski, Bruce K. Lyon, Georgi Popov and Rona A. Smeak.
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    Should You Go to Grad School or Get a Safety Certification?

    Jun 28, 2021
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Membership
    • Certification Preparation
    • Education
    There are almost as many ways to pursue an education as there are safety professionals. How do you know if you need a safety certification or master’s degree?
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    Safety News You Need: Protections and Regulations

    Jun 24, 2021
    • Education
    Our link roundup this week includes updated COVID-19 regulations, guidance on preventing workplace discrimination, tips for educating workers about vaccinations and more.
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    Early Bird Deadline Approaches for ASSP’s Safety 2021

    Jun 22, 2021
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • Press Release
    • Professional Skills
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    With interest and optimism building for its Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition, ASSP reminds potential attendees the “super early rate” ends Friday, June 25. Now is the time to secure the lowest rate for the dynamic learning and networking event.
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    Safety News You Need: Training and Tools

    Jun 17, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    This week’s link roundup includes news on OSHA training grants for nonprofit organizations;. tips for developing a return to the workplace strategy and more.
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    What Does It Mean to Come Out as an LGBTQ Safety Professional?

    Jun 16, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Membership
    Coming out at work as an LGBTQ safety professional is often a choice, and it’s complicated for many. Three safety leaders reflect on their experiences.
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    Key Supporters Advance Mission of ASSP Foundation

    Jun 16, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Professional Skills
    • Press Release
    • Education
    Several corporate donors have recently demonstrated their commitment to advancing occupational safety and health by working with the ASSP Foundation in specific ways, ensuring their corporate gifts help more individuals thrive in safety and health careers to protect workers everywhere.
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    What the Updated Z359.11 Standard Means for Full Body Harnesses

    Jun 14, 2021
    • Fall Protection
    • Standards
    • Education
    The recently updated ANSI/ASSP Z359.11-2021 standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification, instruction, training, test methods, inspection use, maintenance and removal from service of full body harnesses.
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    Safety News You Need: Communication and Collaboration

    Jun 10, 2021
    • Education
    Our link roundup this week includes a reversal on workplace mask requirements, the importance of health and safety for job seekers, how to address worker well-being and more.
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    OSHA Issues COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers

    Jun 10, 2021
    • Healthcare PS
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    OSHA has announced it will issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect healthcare workers from exposure to COVID-19.
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    ASSP Statement on OSHA’s Emergency Rule for Healthcare Workers

    Jun 10, 2021
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Health & Wellness
    • Standards
    ASSP President Deborah Roy makes a statement in response to today's Emergency Temporary Standard from OSHA that aims to better protect America’s healthcare workers from exposure to COVID-19.
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    Safety News You Need: OSHA Outlook

    Jun 03, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    This week’s link roundup includes news on the FY 2022 federal budget and what it would mean for employers; new membership on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and more.

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