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    What to Do With Your Safety Certification When You Advance: ASP to CSP

    Oct 15, 2021
    • Education
    • Certification Preparation
    Once you have earned your CSP, you are left with the choice of whether to recertify your ASP. There are arguments for and against keeping your ASP as you advance and attain other certifications. Let’s examine the options for your ASP designation after you earn your CSP.
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    ASSP Forms Policy Statements on Heat Stress and Pandemic

    Oct 14, 2021
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Standards
    • Advocacy
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    ASSP developed new policy statements on anticipated federal standards related to heat stress and COVID-19 as it aims to inform government officials and key stakeholders in improving the regulatory approach to workplace safety and health.
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    This Is Why OSHA’s No. 1 Violation Never Changes

    Oct 13, 2021
    • Standards
    • Construction
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Fall Protection
    Fall protection has been No. 1 on OSHA’s top 10 list of violations since 2011. Why is that and how should you respond? Expert Thom Kramer, P.E., CSP, explains.
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    Safety 2021 Doubles Last Year’s Conference Attendance

    Oct 06, 2021
    • Professional Skills
    • Advocacy
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    • Press Release
    ASSP's signature event celebrated its 60th year in a big way as attendance doubled from its virtual conference in 2020. Safety 2021 was a hybrid experience for the first time and welcomed 4,993 registered attendees in person and online.
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    What Is the Role of a Safety Officer in the Workplace?

    Oct 04, 2021
    • Value of the Profession
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Students
    Wondering whether the role of safety officer is a good fit? Here is an overview of what they do and how they develop the skills they need to be effective.
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    ASSP Extends Deadline for Safety 2022 Speaker Applications

    Sep 30, 2021
    • Education
    • Value of the Profession
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    • Professional Skills
    ASSP extended the application deadline for speakers at Safety 2022. OSH experts now have until Friday, Oct. 15, to submit their proposals to contribute to next year’s professional conversation about workplace safety and health.
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    Celebrate the Recipients of the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award

    Sep 29, 2021
    • Member News
    The Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. ASSP board members, committee members or practice specialty officers who have provided outstanding volunteer service to the Society in the past year.
  • Join Us in Recognizing ASSP President’s Award Recipients

    Sep 27, 2021
    • Member News
    Through the President’s Award, the ASSP president recognizes individuals for special service to the Society during the president’s term. Join us in recognizing the 2020-2021 recipients.
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    ASSP Works to Educate Safety Professionals on Risk

    Sep 23, 2021
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Press Release
    ASSP aims to further educate OSH professionals on the latest techniques and mitigation strategies to combat risk and better protect workers through its online risk education offerings. Three upcoming courses are led by expert instructors in a virtual setting.
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    Safety News You Need: Culture and Communication

    Sep 23, 2021
    • Education
    Effective safety and health management depends on a strong culture and effective communication. Our link roundup this week includes tips for keeping your organization on the right track.
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    OSHA Enhancing Measures to Protect Workers From Exposure to Extreme Heat

    Sep 20, 2021
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Construction
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has launched several activities — including an enforcement initiative, national emphasis program and rulemaking — to combat hazards associated with extreme heat exposure – both indoors and outdoors.
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    OSHA to Issue Additional COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    Sep 10, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    In the coming weeks, OSHA will issue an emergency temporary standard that will require employers with more than 100 employees to require their workforce to be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.
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    Safety News You Need: Prevention and Protection

    Sep 09, 2021
    • Education
    Workplace risks come in many forms. This week’s link roundup includes resources for creating safer and healthier workplaces.
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    Luis Pieretti Appointed to NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors

    Sep 08, 2021
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Member News
    • HSP
    ASSP member Luis Pieretti has been appointed to the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors, a federal advisory committee that provides advice and guidance to the director of NIOSH.
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    ASSP Communities Recognize 2021 Safety Professionals of the Year

    Sep 06, 2021
    • Utilities PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Environmental PS
    • Military BR
    • Consultants PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Management PS
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • BISE
    • WISE
    • YP
    • HSP
    • Member News
    ASSP's practice specialties and common interest groups recognized members for their ongoing efforts and contributions to the Society.
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    Safety News You Need: Being Prepared

    Sep 02, 2021
    • Education
    Proper planning is key to continuous safety and business improvement. Our link roundup this week offers tips on how to prepare for whatever comes your way.
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    ASSP Recognizes 2021 Region Safety Professionals of the Year

    Sep 01, 2021
    • Member News
    ASSP has recognized its Region Safety Professionals of the Year for their ongoing efforts and contributions to the Society.
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    Safety News You Need: Hidden Hazards

    Aug 26, 2021
    • Education
    Workplace hazards come in many forms. This week’s link roundup has resources to help you identify and mitigate hazards that may not be visible to the naked eye.
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    Registration Deadline Approaches for Safety 2021

    Aug 19, 2021
    • Professional Skills
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    Safety and health professionals have just a few days to sign up for the online component of Safety 2021 before the rate increases on Aug. 28. The 60th annual event is Sept. 13-15.
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    Safety News You Need: Workplace Protections

    Aug 19, 2021
    • Education
    This week’s link roundup has resources to help you protect people with effective controls.

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