If you’re a news reporter who covers business, risk management, insurance or workplace safety, American Society of Safety Professionals can provide you with data and connect you to expert sources to help tell a compelling story about how safety impacts business.
American Society of Safety Professionals is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals dedicated to creating safe work environments across all industries. For more than 100 years, ASSP has been at the forefront of helping occupational safety and health professionals protect people and property through their efforts to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
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ASSP announces leadership changes on two ANSI/ASSP standards committees that work to advance occupational safety and health across the country. Thomas Kramer, P.E., CSP, is the new chair of the Z359 Fall Protection Committee while John Johnson, CSP, is now the chair of the A10 Safety Requirements for Construction and Demolition Operations Committee.
Violence in workplaces across the country is a growing problem. ASSP has taken a new step to help curb the risk of workplace incidents involving active shooters. ASSP published a technical report that can help guide companies to safer environments and a coordinated response should a hostile event occur.
ASSP understands how networking with peers can play a key role in achieving career-oriented objectives such as solving a business problem, advancing into a leadership role or even finding a new job. That’s why new speed networking sessions are part of Seminarfest 2019, an immersive educational experience for OSH professionals.
The ASSP Foundation released a fatigue research report that shows the value of wearable technology in the workplace, encouraging employers to make a New Year’s resolution to monitor the fatigue levels of its workers to reduce injuries and increase productivity. The three-year study was led by Dr. Lora Cavuoto at the University at Buffalo and Dr. Fadel Megahed at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio.
ASSP is calling on employers to take well-known steps to protect America’s workers from fatal injuries in response to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The numbers only slightly decreased from 2016 to 2017. “This level of worker safety and health is not acceptable,” said ASSP President Rixio Medina.
How ASSP Helps the Media
Just as we provide our members the resources they need to advance the safety profession and ensure that workplaces are safe, we’re also ready to provide the media with the resources you need to develop compelling stories that further the workplace safety conversation.
To help you make a positive impact on the businesses and industries you cover, we can:
Contact Senior Media Relations Specialist Blaine Krage or call him at +1 847-768-3416
Contact Director of Communications Sue Trebswether or call her at +1 847-768-3433