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  • Homemade cloth face covering for COVID-19

    Working Together for Safety: Cloth Face Coverings

    Apr 08, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Health & Wellness
    In the first episode of our "Working Together for Safety" weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall highlights CDC's latest guidance on cloth face coverings.
  • Mature business man working from home at stand-up desk

    5 Ways Safety Professionals Can Help Remote Workers

    Apr 07, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Safety Management
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Health & Wellness
    As COVID-19 continues to spread, record numbers of employees are working from home — spurring unique worker safety and injury risks. These five steps can help them avoid the main safety risks associated with telecommuting.
  • Person cleaning their hands with hand sanitizer

    10 Ways to Reduce Worker Exposure to COVID-19

    Apr 06, 2020
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Health & Wellness
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    A new OSHA poster highlights 10 measures employers and safety professionals can take to foster a cleaner, healthier workplace and help prevent workers from contracting COVID-19.
  • Young woman safety professional who is stressed working from home is taking a break to meditate in front of her laptop

    10 Free Resources to Help You Better Manage Stress

    Apr 06, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    Stress can overwhelm anyone at any time, but there are ways to manage it. Here are 10 free resources that could help you stay calm and refocus your energy.
  • N95 respirator on a table

    OSHA Guidance on N95 Shortage

    Apr 03, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    • PSs
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • CIG
    • Global Safety
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    OSHA has issued interim guidance to help address nationwide shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.
  • Woman working on a laptop at home

    Safety News You Need: Business Continuity

    Apr 03, 2020
    • Education
    • PSs
    • Global Safety
    • Training & Communication
    • Health & Wellness
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • CIG
    Responding to and recovering from a crisis effectively requires planning and a range of tools designed to help you keep your workers safe and your business running. This edition of Safety News You Need shares resources for developing a business continuity plan.
  • Man with flu resting on couch

    COVID-19: CDC Guidance on Returning to Work

    Apr 02, 2020
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Global Safety
    With the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise, what steps should you take if one of your workers has the virus, and when should they be allowed to return to work? The CDC offers guidance on prudent timelines for different scenarios.
  • Working remotely

    Recorded Education Sessions Free for Limited Time

    Mar 31, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Fleet Safety
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fall Protection
    • Health & Wellness
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    For a limited time, ASSP is providing free online access to 330 recorded education sessions on many issues connected to workplace safety and health. Industry professionals can engage in on-demand learning from wherever they are located to gain knowledge from the experts who presented at Safety 2019 in New Orleans.
  • Engineer using a tablet

    How to Apply the Hierarchy of Controls in a Pandemic

    Mar 31, 2020
    • Education
    Using an established framework like the hierarchy of controls is a foundational concept for solving OSH challenges during a health emergency like COVID-19.
  • N95 respirator

    How to Qualitatively Fit Test Your Respirators

    Mar 26, 2020
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Global Safety
    A new video provides comprehensive guidance on OSHA fit testing procedures featured in Appendix A of 1910.134 to help ensure a proper fit.
  • Woman safety professional briefing staff

    7 Elements of Effective Risk and Crisis Communication

    Mar 26, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Global Safety
    • PSs
    • Training & Communication
    • Professional Skills
    • CIG
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    When a crisis occurs, effective communication can help ensure your audience is safe and informed. These seven points can help you craft an effective risk or crisis communication strategy.
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    ASSP Update on Government Affairs and Standards Development

    Mar 25, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    Listen to our recorded webinar to hear the latest updates on ASSP government affairs and standards development initiatives.
  • Online learning

    ASSP’s Free Online Resources Include COVID-19 Podcasts

    Mar 25, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    ASSP is providing free online resources to help its members and the OSH community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new three-part podcast explores how OSH professionals can protect their organization’s workers while helping to slow the spread of the virus. It features ASSP's Deb Roy and Tim Fisher.
  • Engineer inspecting a factory

    Safety News You Need: Risk Assessment and Management

    Mar 20, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Education
    Occupational safety and health professionals and their organizations are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this edition of Safety News You Need, we’re sharing some resources on risk assessment and risk management.
  • Construction worker wearing hearing protection

    Preventing Hearing Loss in Construction and Demolition

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Construction
    While noise may not seem as dangerous as other hazards present on construction and demolition sites, it can have a tremendous impact on worker safety and health. Here are a few things to remember to protect workers' hearing.
  • Young safety professional recording data

    Injury/Illness Recordkeeping and COVID-19: Updated OSHA Guidance

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    OSHA has issued updated guidance related to work-related cases of COVID-19.
  • Factory workers examining charts

    NIOSH Practices in Occupational Risk Assessment

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • PSs
    • CIG
    A new NIOSH document guides readers through the process and logic the agency uses to conduct chemical risk assessments in the workplace.
  • Pharmacist holding N95 respirators

    OSHA Provides Temporary Guidance for Respirator Fit-Testing in Healthcare

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Featured
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Featured
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • CIG
    • Global Safety
    OSHA has issued temporary guidance for is respiratory protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134, regarding required annual fit-testing of general use respirators.
  • Engineer using a tablet

    Safety News You Need: Technology in Workplace Safety

    Mar 13, 2020
    • CIG
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    Occupational safety and health is a dynamic, ever-changing field. Our Safety News You Need is a great resource on the latest tools and information you need to protect your workforce.
  • CDC/Alissa Eckert/Dan Higgins

    Coronavirus Q&A Session Will Help Inform Safety Professionals

    Mar 12, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    With the COVID-19 outbreak generating many questions, ASSP will host a free question-and-answer session for OSH professionals to learn more about responding to the pandemic. The online event March 18 will feature expert advice from ASSP President-Elect Deborah Roy.

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