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  • Step two: set the scope

    Setting the Scope and Limits of a Risk Assessment

    Dec 18, 2018
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    After the data-gathering phase that sets the foundation for risk management, safety professionals must determine the scope, purpose, context and limitations of risk assessment itself.
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    Legislation Aims to Reduce Violence Against Healthcare and Social Service Workers

    Dec 12, 2018
    • Government Affairs
    • WISE
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Management PS
    • HSP
    • Healthcare PS
    • Consultants PS
    • BISE
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    U.S. Representative Joe Courtney has introduced legislation aimed at curtailing rising rates of on-the-job violence affecting healthcare and social service employees such as nurses, physicians, emergency responders, medical assistants and social service workers.
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    OSHA Proposes Revisions to Beryllium Standard for General Industry

    Dec 12, 2018
    • Government Affairs
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Standards
    • Utilities PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Management PS
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    OSHA is seeking to clarify key provisions of the beryllium standard for general industry, changes it says will simplify compliance while delivering the same level of safety and health protections as the current standard
  • Workers speaking with each other

    Seven Cs for Safety Success

    Dec 12, 2018
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Health & Wellness
    • Featured
    • Featured
    E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., shares “Seven Cs for Safety Success” and how each can help create a culture where employees actively look out for each other’s safety and well-being.
  • Safety 2018 web

    Registration Opens for ASSP’s Safety 2019 in New Orleans

    Dec 10, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Students
    • Membership
    Registration is open for the nation’s largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals. ASSP expects to draw more than 5,000 attendees from 40 countries to its Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition in New Orleans. The event exposes attendees to best practices, industry trends and the latest product innovations.
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    DOL Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda for OSHA and MSHA

    Dec 09, 2018
    • PSs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    Department of Labor (DOL) has published its fall 2018 semiannual regulatory agenda covering OSHA and MSHA rulemaking activities forecast for the coming 12 months. Our federal representatives at the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. have compiled a summary of key issues relevant to OSH professionals.
  • Camera in the workplace

    The Paul O'Neill Challenge Shows Safety Is Not Proprietary

    Dec 03, 2018
    • Advocacy
    • CIG
    • BISE
    • HSP
    • WISE
    • YP
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    Forty-six individuals participated in ZERO’s Paul O’Neill Challenge this year, a one-minute video contest honoring a leader who believes safety is for everyone.
  • Coal Miner Working in Mine

    Study Finds Disparity in Effectiveness of OSH Regulations for Miners in Developing Countries

    Nov 29, 2018
    • PSs
    • Global Safety
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • CIG
    • Featured
    • Training & Communication
    • Featured
    • Safety Management
    • Featured
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Featured
    • Education
    In a recent IOSH-funded study conducted by Cardiff University, “Representing miners in arrangements for safety and health in coal mining: A global perspective,” researchers examined “the history of representation on OSH and the nature, operation and context of present-day arrangements for worker presentation on OSH in coal mining.”
  • Podcast

    ASSP Introduces New Safety Podcast

    Nov 28, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Standards
    • Education
    ASSP launched a biweekly Safety Standards and Tech Pubs Podcast to help occupational safety and health professionals stay informed of industry consensus standards and technical publications. The podcast debuted in October and already includes six episodes.
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    Companies Can Gain Competitive Advantage by Certifying Processes

    Nov 15, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Construction PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Standards
    Companies that choose to certify occupational safety and health processes to industry consensus standards can ensure legislative compliance, improve a company’s reputation and standing in the marketplace, demonstrate a commitment to worker safety and health, and help improve productivity. The ASSP Certification and Accreditation Institute is working with companies to achieve those goals, thereby providing a valuable competitive advantage.
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    Changing the Hidden Safety Culture

    Nov 14, 2018
    • Education
    • PSs
    • Featured
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    A “Leading Thoughts” article by Robert Pater examines the hidden aspects of safety culture and their effect on an organization. He also outlines 10 steps leaders can take to identify and address these underlying issues.
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    Small Construction Contractors See Increase in Fatalities

    Nov 14, 2018
    • Standards
    • Featured
    • Construction PS
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    In its most recent quarterly data report, the Center for Construction Research and Training found that from 2008 to 2016, small construction contractors saw a 57 percent increase in fatal injuries.
  • red construction crane

    OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

    Nov 08, 2018
    • Consultants PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Utilities PS
    • Standards
    • Government Affairs
    • Construction PS
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Construction
    OSHA has published a final rule that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.
  • Construction Workers Receiving Training

    Measuring the Effectiveness of Toolbox Safety Training

    Nov 08, 2018
    • Featured
    • YP
    • WISE
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • PSs
    • HSP
    • Engineering PS
    • Education
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction PS
    • CIG
    • BISE
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    • Fall Protection
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Construction
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    A recent study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NIOSH researchers examined the impact of toolbox talks, particularly those that include a narrative element, on the knowledge gain experienced by workers who participated.
  • working women smiling

    First-Ever Industry-Specific Sustainability Accounting Standards Issued

    Nov 07, 2018
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Advocacy
    Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has issued a set of 77 industry-specific standards that aim to enable businesses to effectively disclose financially material, decision-useful sustainability information to investors.
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    Safety Pros Can Learn About Total Worker Health at Seminarfest 2019

    Nov 06, 2018
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    At ASSP's Seminarfest 2019, attendees can learn why the Total Worker Health model developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is the way of the future. The advanced approach can help break down organizational silos and foster a more holistic view of employee well-being.
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    Workplace Violence Among Key Issues at Women’s Workplace Safety Summit

    Oct 29, 2018
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Press Release
    • WISE
    • Advocacy
    ASSP hosted a Women's Workplace Safety Summit that focused on preventing violence against women at work, encouraging personal protective equipment designed specifically for women, and advancing more women into leadership roles in the OSH profession. More than 50 thought leaders attended from various industries.
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    OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for 2018

    Oct 23, 2018
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Government Affairs
    • CIG
    • Chapter Leader Update
    • Safety Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    OSHA announced its 2018 Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations. While the list remains largely unchanged, it offers some insight into where employers can make improvements to protect workers.
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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.
  • construction worker crane

    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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