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's signature event continues to grow in popularity. Final numbers from Safety 2019 show that 8,938 people took part in the June event, surpassing the organization’s previous record gathering from last year. There were 5,905 registered attendees and 3,033 exhibitor representatives in New Orleans.
With auto manufacturers producing more vehicles with automated driving components, ASSP has developed a technical report to help companies safely manage their high-tech fleets. The report identifies key factors that fleet managers should consider when selecting automated vehicles and outlines a plan to assist with their safe operation.
ASSP has introduced the FASSP designation for Society Fellows. Used after an individual’s name, FASSP is a recognizable way to identify recipients of the Society’s highest honor. ASSP President Rixio Medina announced the new designation during the Past Presidents and Fellows Reception at Safety 2019 in New Orleans.
ASSP and NIOSH have renewed a partnership agreement that outlines how the organizations will collaborate on advancing workplace safety and health over the next five years. ASSP President Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, and NIOSH Director John Howard, MD, signed the memorandum of understanding May 22.
ASSP partnered with The WAM Podcast on a six-episode series about the impacts of gender on workplace safety and health. The 30-minute podcasts are hosted by CEO Jennifer McNelly who is joined by subject-matter experts in discussing issues specific to women in safety.
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