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ASSP Enhances Its Popular Safety Podcast

Nov 16, 2020

PARK RIDGE, IL — The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) today posted the 50th episode of its popular safety podcast series, which has been renamed and enhanced to include a broader range of occupational safety and health topics to keep industry professionals informed. In its November installment, “The Case for Safety” discusses key workplace factors that can lead to suicide. The featured expert is Maggie Mortali, M.P.H., senior program director at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

ASSP’s safety podcast series debuted in September 2018 and is approaching 100,000 downloads. New episodes will now be posted monthly and feature practical content that goes beyond its previous focus on safety standards and technical publications.

“More than ever, ASSP supports the occupational safety and health community in finding ways to keep workers safe amidst new challenges,” said ASSP President Deborah Roy, M.P.H., RN, COHN-S, CSP, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN. “Our environment can change rapidly and ASSP continues to be a valuable resource in providing helpful workplace safety information and insights.”

Roy will be the featured guest in the December podcast that will address the latest developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and what safety professionals need to know. ASSP’s new risk assessment technical report is expected to be the focus of the January podcast.

Recent podcasts have covered topics such as planning for a safety management systems audit, material hoist safety, trenching and excavation safety, and how ventilation can improve worker health.

The podcast episodes are free to listen to or download from the ASSP website. Listeners can also subscribe to “The Case for Safety” wherever they get their podcasts.

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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