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    Community ASSP Launch Contest Winners

    Oct 22, 2018
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Membership
    • Chapter Leader Update
    Our member communities play a key role in helping members work together for a safer, stronger future. Congratulations to the communities whose launch activities exemplified connecting great resources to great people in this summer's Community Launch Contest.
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    Technical Q&A: Work Platforms Suspended From Cranes or Derricks

    Oct 19, 2018
    • Construction PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Utilities PS
    • Standards
    • Construction
    The ANSI/ASSP A10.28 standard provides safety requirements for work platforms suspended from cranes or derricks. Key topics covered include critical lifting plans.
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    Safety Groups Urge DOL to Engage Key Stakeholders on Youth Worker Rulemaking

    Oct 03, 2018
    • Students
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    ASSP and other safety groups want DOL to engage more stakeholders in a proposed rule that would expand the types of jobs young workers can perform.
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    Report Calls on OSHA to Improve Guidance for Fatality and Severe Injury Reporting

    Oct 01, 2018
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • Featured
    • Training & Communication
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Featured
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Advocacy
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    A recent audit and report from the Office of the Inspector General calls for improvements in OSHA procedures to address underreporting of workplace-related serious injuries and fatalities.
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    ASSP's Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty Publishes Silica Resource Guide

    Sep 25, 2018
    • Management PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Standards
    • Utilities PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Industrial Hygiene
    ASSP's Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty has developed a resource guide for contractors that pulls together frequently asked questions about complying with OSHA’s silica standard.
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    How ISO 45001 and Z10 Fit With GRI Standard on Occupational Health and Safety

    Sep 24, 2018
    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    ASSP recently received clarification from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) which indicates that voluntary consensus standards such as ANSI/ASSP/ISO 45001 and ANSI/ASSP Z10 qualify under the reporting requirements for OSH management systems in GRI 403-2018.
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    NIOSH Announces Plan to Combat Opioid Use in the Workplace

    Sep 21, 2018
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • Construction
    NIOSH recently announced a framework that examines opioid use from an occupational safety and health perspective and provides employers with guidance and resources for addressing it.
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    ASSP Asks OSHA to Raise Awareness of Fall Protection Management Programs

    Sep 18, 2018
    • Government Affairs
    • Construction
    • Fall Protection
    • Standards
    ASSP is calling on OSHA to elevate the importance of fall protection management programs and advise employers to look to consensus standards such as ANSI/ASSP Z359 and ANSI/ASSP A10 for the latest industry practices.
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    ASSP Webinar on Revised Standard Will Help Companies Manage Risk

    Sep 10, 2018
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Standards
    • Training & Communication
    • Press Release
    • Education
    ASSP will conduct a webinar Sept. 17 on ANSI/ASSP/ISO 31000-2018 Risk Management Guidelines, which was recently updated and adopted as a U.S. national standard. The 90-minute session will highlight the standard’s improved framework and explain how risk management can play a role in processes across any organization.
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    ASSP Foundation Invites Students and Professionals to Apply for $370,000 in Aid

    Aug 30, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Students
    • YP
    • Advocacy
    The ASSP Foundation will accept scholarship and grant applications from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1 for its annual disbursement of financial awards in 2019. More than $370,000 is available through nearly 100 awards to OSH students and professionals.
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    Top Three Benefits of On-Site Training

    Aug 30, 2018
    • YP
    • WISE
    • PSs
    • HSP
    • Featured
    • Education
    • CIG
    • BISE
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Global Safety
    • Featured
    On-site training offers the opportunity to learn how you can improve your operation through occupational safety and health principles in a way that optimizes both your employees’ time and your organization’s safety performance.
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    National Crisis: Opioid Abuse in the Construction Industry

    Aug 28, 2018
    • YP
    • WISE
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • PSs
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Management PS
    • HSP
    • Healthcare PS
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Education
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction PS
    • CIG
    • BISE
    • Advocacy
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Health & Wellness
    • Global Safety
    • Featured
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Construction
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    Opioid abuse has found its way into every industry, with devastating consequences. Given the demographics of its workforce and the physical nature of the work being done, the construction industry in particular has experienced firsthand the impact of opioid abuse.
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    CSHS Helps Propel New Global Protocol on Human Capital in Business

    Aug 28, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Health & Wellness
    • Global Safety
    • Advocacy
    The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability is helping to push forward a new global protocol that aims to improve the measurement and value of human capital in corporate decision making and government policy. The protocol is driven by the Social and Human Capital Coalition.
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    Data Gathering: Setting the Foundation for Successful Risk Assessment

    Aug 27, 2018
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Standards
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • PSs
    • Management PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Education
    • Construction PS
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    Risk assessment, like many processes, begins with gathering data. Data gathering allows safety professionals and others to develop an understanding of what hazards and risks exist within a facility and how they affect employee safety.
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    Study Finds Elevated Levels of Opioid Use in Massachusetts Construction Workers

    Aug 27, 2018
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • PSs
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Management PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Education
    • Construction PS
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Construction
    A recent study by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that a disproportionate number of opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts from 2011 to 2015 involved workers in the construction and extraction industries.
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    Five Things You Need in Your Marijuana Policy Now

    Aug 27, 2018
    • BISE
    • HSP
    • WISE
    • YP
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Health & Wellness
    • Academics PS
    • Construction PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Environmental PS
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Fire Protection PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Management PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Military BR
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Transportation PS
    • Utilities PS
    • Training & Communication
    Twenty-seven states have legalized the use of medical marijuana, and it poses a significant challenge for companies. These five things are part of every effective workplace marijuana policy, and can help safety professionals navigate this evolving issue.
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    Acing Your Interview: Five Tips for Safety Professionals

    Aug 27, 2018
    • YP
    • WISE
    • Utilities PS
    • Transportation PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Students
    • Student Services
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
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    • Military BR
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    • Manufacturing PS
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    • International PS
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • HSP
    • Healthcare PS
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    • Featured
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Environmental PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Education
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction PS
    • CIG
    • BISE
    • Academics PS
    • Training & Communication
    • Professional Skills
    Whether you’re a young person looking for your first position or a seasoned safety professional seeking to take that next step, here are five tips to keep in mind when preparing for an interview.
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    ASSP Publishes Risk Management Book and Sets Webinar

    Aug 24, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Textbooks
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    A new risk management book published by ASSP is available on the Society’s website for occupational safety and health professionals looking to strengthen their operational risk management abilities. ASSP will conduct a corresponding webinar in September.
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    ASSP Certification and Accreditation Institute Debuts

    Aug 22, 2018
    • Utilities PS
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Management PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    The new ASSP Certification and Accreditation Institute LLC has begun working with companies to certify their workplace safety and health processes to established standards. The institute’s certification mark reflects a company’s investment in occupational safety and health management and is expected to provide a competitive advantage in the industry.
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    Five Safety Training Pitfalls to Avoid

    Aug 22, 2018
    • Featured
    • YP
    • WISE
    • HSP
    • Education
    • BISE
    • Training & Communication
    • Professional Skills
    If, like most employers, you’re concerned that the safety training opportunities you offer aren’t helping your workers learn and grow, here are five common problems to identify and solve.  

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