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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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  • HVAC duct system

    Safety News You Need: Ventilation and Worker Health

    Oct 22, 2020
    • Ventilation
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Education
    • Featured
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights ways to identify when your ventilation system may need improvement and steps you can take to provide the best possible indoor air quality for your workforce.
  • Worker performing an inspection

    Safety News You Need: Incident Investigation

    Oct 15, 2020
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights what you incident investigations can tell you about workplace incidents and how you can use it to prevent recurrence.
  • Businesswoman looking at data in her office

    Best Practices for Leading Health Metrics

    Oct 12, 2020
    • Education
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    A new guide from the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) offers safety and health professionals best practices for measuring health outcomes of work activities.
  • Risk assessment

    Virtual Event Series Spotlights Risk Assessment and Management

    Oct 12, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • Press Release
    OSH professionals can learn how to effectively assess and manage the risks their organizations face by attending SafetyFOCUS: Risk Assessment and Management, a two-day virtual event. The sessions on Oct. 20-21 are part of ASSP’s new series of virtual education events.
  • Businesswoman writing on a clipboard

    Safety News You Need: Job Hazard Analysis

    Oct 08, 2020
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights tools to help you conduct a job hazard analysis (JHA).
  • Businessman on laptop looking at documents

    5 Tips for Planning a Successful OHSMS Audit

    Oct 08, 2020
    • Featured
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    An effective OHSMS audit starts with a good plan. Keep these five things in mind as you prepare to conduct an audit.
  • Businesswoman looking at charts on laptop

    Safety News You Need: Safety and Health Metrics

    Oct 02, 2020
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    This week’s Safety News You Need features tools to help you measure safety and health performance, identify gaps and take corrective action.
  • Risk management image

    ASSP Unveils Risk Assessment Technical Report

    Sep 29, 2020
    • Standards
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Education
    Occupational safety and health professionals can learn about the latest techniques and implementation strategies to combat risk and better protect workers in a new ASSP technical report. TR-31010-2020 is designed to help organizations manage risk and achieve their business objectives.
  • Smiling businesswoman

    Safety News You Need: Safety Leadership

    Sep 25, 2020
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need offers insights that can help you become a better safety leader, encourage your workers to look out for each others’ safety and develop a positive safety culture.
  • Man smiling while looking out a window

    Workplace Suicide Prevention: Start a Conversation, Save a Life

    Sep 23, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    While the subject of suicide and the factors that can lead to it are difficult to discuss, occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals can take steps to foster a more open and supportive work environment.
  • 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 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.

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