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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.

About ASSP

GettyImages-504342613_super 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.

Read more about ASSP’s history as a long-standing leader in the safety industry.

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ASSP Press Releases

  • ASSP Handbook on ISO 45001 Safety Management Standard Expected in 2019

    Mar 29, 2019
    Publication of an ISO 45001 implementation handbook is expected this year as a follow-up to the global safety and health management system standard released in 2018. The handbook will provide small and medium-sized businesses with detailed guidance on how they can apply the voluntary consensus standard.
  • ASSP Remembers Factory Fire That Spurred Workplace Safety

    Mar 22, 2019
    March 25 marks 108 years since OSH became front-page news because of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. ASSP encourages all companies and their workers to join the Society in observing a moment of silence at 4:45 pm ET Monday to pay tribute to the workers who died in the fire while also refocusing on safe work environments.
  • Media Advisory: Journalists Invited to Safety 2019 in New Orleans

    Mar 07, 2019
    Journalists are invited to attend Safety 2019 in New Orleans. ASSP's signature event involves professionals from 40 countries participating as presenters, exhibitors and attendees. The conference takes place Sunday, June 9, to Wednesday, June 12.
  • ASSP Announces New Leaders of Key Standards Committees

    Mar 04, 2019
    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.
  • ASSP Technical Report Aims to Reduce Risk of Workplace Violence

    Feb 20, 2019
    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.

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:

Other Questions?

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


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