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American Society of Safety Professionals is your source for insights on trends in the safety profession, including developments in safety management, worker safety, government and regulatory affairs and standards.

 

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    Four Qualities of Great Safety Leaders

    Aug 02, 2020
    • Professional Skills
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    Safety and health professionals can use a range of techniques to advance safety and health and improve how the safety function is perceived by the organization’s leaders and workers. Here are four ways you can distinguish yourself within your organization and take the lead for safety.
  • ASSP Aims to Remove Barriers to Safety and Health

    Jul 31, 2020
    • HSP
    • WISE
    • YP
    • BISE
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSP is taking steps to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the Society and throughout the occupational safety and health profession. The formation of a board-level task force this summer represents ASSP’s renewed commitment to principles of fairness, respect and equal opportunity for all.
  • High voltage post

    Safety News You Need: Electrical Safety

    Jul 30, 2020
    • Featured
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Electrical Safety
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need offers tools to help educate your workforce on the hazards of working with electricity and how they can protect themselves.
  • Mature Black businessman brainstorming with notes on a glass wall

    Why You Should Care About Voluntary Consensus Standards

    Jul 30, 2020
    • PSs
    • Safety Management
    • CIG
    • Standards
    Why should organizations use voluntary consensus standards? To transform their safety program from a compliance-based cost center into an initiative that improves overall organizational performance and sustainability.
  • Working remotely

    ASSP Introduces Virtual Safety Education Series

    Jul 28, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Standards
    • Construction
    • Safety Management
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Education
    • Industrial Hygiene
    OSH professionals facing the challenges of shrinking travel budgets and widespread physical distancing can stay current on best practices through a new series of virtual education events. The immersive events are offshoots of ASSP's annual SafetyFOCUS education event.
  • Businesswoman-examining-documents-at-desk

    How the Z10 Implementation Guide Can Improve Your OHSMS Audit

    Jul 28, 2020
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    Our Z10 Implementation Guide provides guidance that your internal audit team or an external auditor can use to assess your occupational health and safety management system. Here are three ways the guide can help you achieve the best results.
  • Drums with hazardous chemicals

    Safety News You Need: Hazard Communication

    Jul 23, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Standards
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need includes tools to help you effectively communicate with your workers about the hazards and risks they face.
  • Young woman working from her home office

    Three Ergonomics Tips to Improve Your Home Office

    Jul 23, 2020
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • PSs
    • Education
    It’s important to recognize how your at-home work environment can affect your health. When you find yourself working from home, keep these three tips in mind.
  • Construction-worker-drinking-water-on-hot-building-site

    Ruling: “No Scientific Basis” to Rely on NWS’s Heat Index Chart in OSHA Heat Stress Cases

    Jul 22, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    • Government Affairs
    • Construction
    • Advocacy
    Ruling by an administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission calls into question scientific basis of elements of well-known heat index chart. How will this impact how OSHA cites heat-related violations?
  • Glass medicine bottles on a conveyor belt

    Safety News You Need: Manufacturing Safety

    Jul 17, 2020
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Machine Guard
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources to help you address the many safety and health challenges in manufacturing environments.
  • Safety partnership web

    ASSP and AIHA Collaborate to Improve Worker Safety and Health

    Jul 16, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Advocacy
    Longtime industry allies ASSP and AIHA have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding that outlines how the organizations will continue to collaborate on advancing workplace safety and health, and strengthening the occupational safety and health profession.
  • Warehouse-worker-with-face-mask-during-pandemic

    Virginia Passes First-In-Nation Safety Standard for COVID-19

    Jul 16, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Safety Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    On July 15, 2020, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board, passed first-in-the-nation standards to address COVID-19 in workplaces. Virginia is a state-plan state that operates its own occupational safety and health program.
  • Worker-welding-two-metal-plates

    OSHA Updates Beryllium Standard

    Jul 14, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has amended its standard for occupational exposure to beryllium. The revisions will take effect Sept. 14, 2020.
  • Man standing on a cargo ship holding a clipboard

    Three Keys to Auditing Your Safety and Health Management System

    Jul 14, 2020
    • Education
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    As you prepare for and conduct your safety management system audits, keeping these three points in mind can help you achieve the desired results.
  • Online learning

    ASSP Certificate Programs Help Safety Professionals Advance

    Jul 14, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Press Release
    • Education
    ASSP has repackaged its professional certificate programs that are designed to help workplace safety and health professionals become experts in their field. Each program includes a set of courses that safety professionals can complete in-person or through ASSP’s live virtual classroom.
  • Male-engineer-using-a-digital-tablet-on-worksite

    CDC's COVID-19 Toolkits Cover Wide Range of Settings

    Jul 13, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Training & Communication
    • CIG
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    CDC's toolkit webpage provides a wide range of resources for communicating about COVID-19 to a variety of audiences.
  • 2019-20 ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Stegall Honored for Leadership as ASSP President

    Jul 10, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    The ASSP Board of Directors honored outgoing President Diana Stegall for an exceptional year of leadership that helped the organization meet the extraordinary challenges of a global pandemic. Her 12-month term ended June 30.
  • Man on a construction site looking at a blueprint

    Safety News You Need: Construction Safety

    Jul 10, 2020
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Construction
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    This week’s Safety News You Need provides resources to help you protect workers from the many hazards they face on construction sites.
  • Factory worker with face mask for COVID-19

    OSHA Updates COVID-19 Resources Guide

    Jul 09, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Safety Management
    Through its Alliance program, OSHA has created a recurring digest of COVID-19 resources that are published on its webpage and those of several other agencies and organizations.
  • Industrial ventilation system

    How Ventilation Can Help Improve Worker Health

    Jul 08, 2020
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Ventilation
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • Industrial Hygiene
    What can a safety professional do to improve indoor air quality in a workplace? Here are three tips to keep in mind.

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