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ASSP Publishes Risk Management Book and Sets Webinar

Aug 24, 2018

PARK RIDGE, Illinois Risk Management Tools cover— A new risk management book published by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is now available on the Society’s website. Risk Management Tools for Safety Professionals provides guidance on fundamental risk management tools and prevention through design concepts with practical applications for occupational safety and health professionals looking to strengthen their operational risk management abilities. ASSP will conduct a corresponding webinar in September.

Authors Bruce K. Lyon and Georgi Popov expand on the ISO 31000, ANSI/ASSP Z690, ANSI/ASSP Z10 and ANSI/ASSP Z590.3 standards, taking readers step-by-step through the risk management process. Chapters include risk management tools best suited for each stage of the process. The book is especially helpful to safety managers, safety consultants and risk assessment managers and consultants across all industries.

“This book is an excellent reference for safety professionals who have realized their practice is all about risk,” said Fred Manuele, P.E., CSP, president of Hazards Limited and a longtime thought leader in workplace safety. “Lyon and Popov have written an excellent text that is applicable for every level of exposure, from situations where risks are not overly complex to situations where sophistication in dealing with risks is necessary.”

ASSP is presenting a corresponding 90-minute webinar titled “Risk Management Tools for Safety Professionals” on Sept. 6, hosted by the book’s two authors. Registrants earn 0.2 continuing education units and receive a free copy of the e-book. Get more details and sign up for the webinar on the ASSP website.

Lyon, P.E., CSP, ARM, CHMM, is vice president of risk management services at Hays Companies. He has more than 30 years of experience conducting and facilitating operational risk assessments. Popov, Ph.D., QEP, SMS, ARM, CMC, is a professor at the University of Central Missouri, where he teaches courses in risk assessment. His research interests include safety management, prevention through design and business aspects of occupational safety and health.

The new book features 28 risk management tools, five in-depth case studies showing risk management methods in action and downloadable interactive tools for use on the job.

Risk Management Tools for Safety Professionals is one of more than 80 technical publications available on the ASSP website. The wide collection covers every facet of workplace safety from incident investigation and certification exam preparation to safety management and fall protection. Browse the Society’s entire library of safety books at the ASSP Store.

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For more than 100 years, the American Society of Safety Professionals has been at the forefront of helping occupational safety and health professionals protect people and property. The nonprofit society is based in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Its global membership of over 38,000 professionals covers every industry, developing safety and health management plans that prevent injuries, illnesses and deaths. ASSP advances its members and the safety profession through education, advocacy, standards development and a professional community. Its flagship publication, Professional Safety, is a longtime leader in the field. Visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Media contact: Blaine Krage, 847.768.3416,


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