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ASSP Publishes New Study Guide and Supervisory Manual

Jun 16, 2020

PARK RIDGE, IL — Two books now available from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) can help occupational safety and health professionals expand their expertise.

The new ASSP Study Guide for the ASP Examination: ASP10 Blueprint thoroughly discusses all nine domains in the new Associate Safety Professional exam and contains a 250-question test to assess the reader’s readiness to pass the exam. The book includes examples, equations, charts and illustrations to help readers prepare.

“Earning the ASP certification is worthwhile for those who are either just starting out in the profession or want to advance without getting the CSP ,” said Rick Blanchette, ASSP’s manager of Technical Publications. “The book goes beyond exam preparation to serve as a comprehensive reference for the safety professional’s toolbox.”

The study guide is joined in the ASSP library by the new Petersen’s Safety Supervision, Third Edition, originally authored by Dan Petersen, one of the founding fathers of modern workplace safety practices. This revised edition uses new sources, information and research to validate Petersen’s practical approach to safety. Authors Kyle Dobson and Dave Johnson updated the classic book with effective techniques for coaching, hazard identification and accident investigation.

“Petersen’s principles that help guide a supervisor in carrying out safety responsibilities align with today’s emphasis on collaboration rather than the old command and control directives,” Blanchette said.

Both books can be purchased from the ASSP Store at The Society’s extensive library includes more than 100 technical publications for occupational safety and health professionals. The collection covers every facet of workplace safety from accident investigation and exam preparation to safety management and fall protection. Books can also be purchased by calling ASSP Customer Service at (847) 699-2929.

About ASSP – Working together for a safer, stronger future
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 nearly 40,000 professionals covers all industries, developing safety and health management plans that prevent injuries, illnesses and deaths. ASSP advances its members and the safety profession through education, advocacy, standards and a professional community. Its flagship publication, Professional Safety, is a longtime leader in the field. Visit and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media contact: Blaine Krage, 847.768.3416,


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