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  • Working Together 2020

    ASSP and ASHCA Collaborate on Improving Agricultural Worker Safety

    Sep 22, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP and ASHCA have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding that brings the organizations together to advance workplace safety and health in the farming industry. The agreement comes during National Farm Safety and Health Week.
  • Fall protection harness

    Safety News You Need: Fall Protection

    Sep 18, 2020
    • Featured
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fall Protection
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need features resources to help you mitigate or eliminate the fall hazards workers face.
  • SafetyFOCUS virtual

    ASSP Shifts SafetyFOCUS 2021 to Virtual Event

    Sep 15, 2020
    • Professional Skills
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Construction
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Certification Preparation
    ASSP is shifting its second-largest annual event to a live virtual experience early next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. SafetyFOCUS 2021 will move from an eight-day in-person conference in Las Vegas to a 10-day online event in February.
  • Worker putting on a harness

    The Keys to Success in Residential Fall Protection

    Sep 15, 2020
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Featured
    • Fall Protection
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Featured
    • Construction
    In the residential building industry, protecting workers comes down to mitigating or eliminating fall hazards before work begins and providing as safe a working environment as possible.
  • Worker putting in an ear plug

    Safety News You Need: Hearing Protection

    Sep 10, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    Approximately 22 million American workers suffer from some sort of hearing loss. This week’s Safety News You Need highlights information that can help you determine how loud is too loud and how best to protect workers’ hearing.
  • Safety management

    Virtual Education Series Spotlights Safety Management Systems

    Sep 08, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    OSH professionals can get a road map to continuous safety improvement by attending SafetyFOCUS: Safety Management Systems, a two-day virtual event. The sessions are part of ASSP’s new series of virtual education events that enable safety pros to stay current on best practices.
  • Adjusting volume on a car radio

    Turn Down the Volume to Protect Your Hearing

    Sep 04, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    We may not think about how noise affects our hearing, but hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the U.S. Let's examine different activities people encounter outside of work and the impact they can have on hearing.
  • Healthcare worker wearing a face shield

    Safety News You Need: Eye and Face Protection

    Sep 04, 2020
    • Construction
    • Featured
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need can help you select the right face and eye protection for different situations, while optimizing your supply.
  • Celebrate award

    Professional Safety Journal Honored for Redesign

    Sep 03, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    Professional Safety journal, ASSP's flagship publication, earned a bronze award in the journal redesign category at the virtual 2020 Association Media & Publishing EXCEL Awards. The honor was the result of the journal introducing a new look as part of ASSP’s rebranding campaign.
  • Ship maintenance in dry dock at night

    OSHA Issues Revised Beryllium Standards for Construction and Shipyards

    Sep 02, 2020
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Ventilation
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Construction
    • Standards
    OSHA published a final rule revising the beryllium standards for construction and shipyards. The final rule aims to clarify the standards and simplify or improve compliance. Learn about the changes.
  • Young Black professional woman contemplating ideas

    What If: Small Words That Have Big Potential

    Aug 28, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Standards
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    Structured what-if risk assessment adds risk assessment steps to your what-if analysis method so you can take action to eliminate hazards and protect workers. Learn about the eight steps involved.
  • Supervisor inspecting work at building site

    Safety News You Need: Safety Management Systems

    Aug 27, 2020
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Global Safety
    This week’s Safety News You Need features resources to help you establish a safety management system that will keep workers safe now and into the future.
  • Construction tool

    ASSP Creates Online Resource for Construction Safety

    Aug 24, 2020
    • Fall Protection
    • Safety Management
    • Press Release
    • Construction PS
    • Education
    • Construction
    Construction and demolition sites present some of the most hazardous conditions for workers anywhere. To help the industry address these challenges, ASSP launched a web-based library of content that brings a comprehensive collection of education materials and resources to the forefront.
  • Building with scaffolding and cranes

    Safety News You Need: Scaffolding Safety

    Aug 21, 2020
    • Slips & Trips
    • Fall Protection
    • Education
    • Featured
    • Standards
    • Training & Communication
    • Construction
    This week’s Safety News You Need offers tools and tips on how to properly assemble and disassemble scaffolding, as well as how to stay safe on a scaffold during construction and demolition projects.
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    Skills Renewal Act Aims to Aid Unemployed Workers

    Aug 18, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    Congress has introduced new legislation that would provide a credit of up to $4,000 to enable people who have become unemployed during 2020 to access professional skills training.
  • Worker on a tablet in a manufacturing facility

    Safety News You Need: Controlling Hazardous Energy

    Aug 14, 2020
    • Education
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Featured
    • Standards
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Featured
    • Machine Guard
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources you can use to develop an effective program for managing different types of hazardous energy in the workplace.
  • Digging a utility line trench

    Three Keys to Trenching and Excavation Safety

    Aug 10, 2020
    • Construction
    • Standards
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Construction
    • Podcast
    • Fall Protection
    • Featured
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    Proper planning, understanding and monitoring the work environment and training can help workers safely complete a trenching and excavation project. Before you begin your next trenching and excavation project, keep these three points in mind.
  • Worker walking up a ladder

    Safety News You Need: Ladder Safety

    Aug 07, 2020
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Slips & Trips
    • Construction
    • Fall Protection
    This week’s Safety News You Need includes resources on how to properly set up, climb and work safely while on a ladder.
  • Young-safety-professional-on-a-video-call

    More ASSP Members Can Now Pursue Leadership Opportunities

    Aug 06, 2020
    • Chapter Leader Update
    • Membership
    A recent vote by our House of Delegates will allow a larger pool of members to pursue leadership opportunities and enable ASSP to strengthen its leadership pipeline.
  • Businessman using a tablet and taking notes

    Four Qualities of Great Safety Leaders

    Aug 02, 2020
    • Professional Skills
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    Safety and health professionals can use a range of techniques to advance safety and health and improve how the safety function is perceived by the organization’s leaders and workers. Here are four ways you can distinguish yourself within your organization and take the lead for safety.

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