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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.

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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.

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ASSP Press Releases

  • Hudson honored by IOSH with President’s Distinguished Service Award

    Dec 08, 2017
    ASSE Executive Director Dennis Hudson was honored with the President’s Distinguished Service Award by the U.K.-based Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to IOSH or the occupational safety and health profession for several years.
  • ASSE launches search for new executive director

    Dec 07, 2017
    ASSE is working with executive search firm Korn Ferry to hire its next executive director. Dennis Hudson, ASSE's current executive director, is set to retire in April after two years in that position and 10 years at the Society overall. His replacement will become the eighth executive director since ASSE was founded in 1911.
  • Workplace injuries decline, but ASSE wants further improvements in job safety

    Nov 10, 2017
    ASSE is encouraged after seeing data that shows a decrease in occupational injuries and illnesses, but the world’s oldest professional safety organization knows even more can be done to protect workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that workplace injuries at private industry employers were down by 48,500 cases in 2016.
  • Research workshop ignites effort to improve workplace safety

    Nov 01, 2017
    Additional scientific research and a broad sharing of existing data are needed by OSH practitioners across the country to better protect workers in every industry. That’s why ASSE brought together dozens of industry leaders and safety experts for a research workshop at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare that aimed to create a new wave of progress.
  • Statement from ASSE on nomination of Scott Mugno as head of OSHA

    Oct 31, 2017
    Jim Smith, president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, made a statement regarding the nomination of Scott Mugno as head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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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