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    Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

    Jan 17, 2019
    • Chapter Leader Update
    • PSs
    • Membership
    • CIG
    ​Several ASSP committees are actively seeking additional volunteers for their 2019 programming. If you or your colleagues are interested, please submit our Leadership Connection web form by Jan. 31.
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    OSHA and MSHA to Hike Civil Penalties

    Jan 16, 2019
    Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, ASSP Federal Representative
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Safety Management
    • Management PS
    • Government Affairs
    U.S. Department of Labor plans to initiate significant hikes in the civil penalties imposed by OSHA and MSHA that will take affect once the government shutdown ends and the increases can be published in the Federal Register.
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    Speed Networking Adds Value to ASSP’s Seminarfest 2019

    Jan 10, 2019
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Certification Preparation
    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.
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    How Can We Help Support Women’s Safety Leadership?

    Jan 07, 2019
    Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM, ASSP at-large director
    • Professional Skills
    • WISE
    • Advocacy
    On Oct. 29, 2018, we hosted more than 50 safety experts for a Women’s Workplace Safety Summit. Three breakout groups met to address the gender-specific issues related to workplace violence, PPE and leadership. Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM, facilitated the women in leadership group.
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    How Can We Fix the Fit of Personal Protective Equipment?

    Jan 07, 2019
    Abby Ferri, CSP, Administrator, ASSP Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Common Interest Group
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Public Sector PS
    • Construction PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Management PS
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction
    • WISE
    • Advocacy
    On Oct. 29, 2018, we hosted more than 50 safety experts for a Women’s Workplace Safety Summit. Three breakout groups met to address the gender-specific issues related to workplace violence, PPE and leadership. Abby Ferri, CSP, facilitated the personal protective equipment group.
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    What Are the Next Steps in Addressing Workplace Violence?

    Jan 07, 2019
    Kelly Bernish, CSP, founding member, ASSP Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Common Interest Group
    • Consultants PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Health & Wellness
    • WISE
    • Advocacy
    On Oct. 29, 2018, we hosted more than 50 safety experts for a Women’s Workplace Safety Summit. Three breakout groups met to address the gender-specific issues related to workplace violence, PPE and leadership. Kelly Bernish, CSP, facilitated the workplace violence group.
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    Research Shows Value of Wearable Technology in Reducing Workplace Injuries

    Jan 03, 2019
    • Health & Wellness
    • Press Release
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Advocacy
    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.
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    Worker Fatalities Slightly Decrease, But ASSP Wants Safer Workplaces

    Dec 20, 2018
    • Fleet Safety
    • Fall Protection
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    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.
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    Setting the Scope and Limits of a Risk Assessment

    Dec 18, 2018
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    After the data-gathering phase that sets the foundation for risk management, safety professionals must determine the scope, purpose, context and limitations of risk assessment itself.
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    Legislation Aims to Reduce Violence Against Healthcare and Social Service Workers

    Dec 12, 2018
    • Government Affairs
    • WISE
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Management PS
    • HSP
    • Healthcare PS
    • Consultants PS
    • BISE
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    U.S. Representative Joe Courtney has introduced legislation aimed at curtailing rising rates of on-the-job violence affecting healthcare and social service employees such as nurses, physicians, emergency responders, medical assistants and social service workers.
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    OSHA Proposes Revisions to Beryllium Standard for General Industry

    Dec 12, 2018
    • Government Affairs
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Standards
    • Utilities PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Management PS
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    OSHA is seeking to clarify key provisions of the beryllium standard for general industry, changes it says will simplify compliance while delivering the same level of safety and health protections as the current standard
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    Seven Cs for Safety Success

    Dec 12, 2018
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Health & Wellness
    • Featured
    • Featured
    E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., shares “Seven Cs for Safety Success” and how each can help create a culture where employees actively look out for each other’s safety and well-being.
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    Registration Opens for ASSP’s Safety 2019 in New Orleans

    Dec 10, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Students
    • Membership
    Registration is open for the nation’s largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals. ASSP expects to draw more than 5,000 attendees from 40 countries to its Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition in New Orleans. The event exposes attendees to best practices, industry trends and the latest product innovations.
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    DOL Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda for OSHA and MSHA

    Dec 09, 2018
    • PSs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    Department of Labor (DOL) has published its fall 2018 semiannual regulatory agenda covering OSHA and MSHA rulemaking activities forecast for the coming 12 months. Our federal representatives at the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. have compiled a summary of key issues relevant to OSH professionals.
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    The Paul O'Neill Challenge Shows Safety Is Not Proprietary

    Dec 03, 2018
    • Advocacy
    • CIG
    • BISE
    • HSP
    • WISE
    • YP
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    Forty-six individuals participated in ZERO’s Paul O’Neill Challenge this year, a one-minute video contest honoring a leader who believes safety is for everyone.
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    Study Finds Disparity in Effectiveness of OSH Regulations for Miners in Developing Countries

    Nov 29, 2018
    • PSs
    • Global Safety
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • CIG
    • Featured
    • Training & Communication
    • Featured
    • Safety Management
    • Featured
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Featured
    • Education
    In a recent IOSH-funded study conducted by Cardiff University, “Representing miners in arrangements for safety and health in coal mining: A global perspective,” researchers examined “the history of representation on OSH and the nature, operation and context of present-day arrangements for worker presentation on OSH in coal mining.”
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    ASSP Introduces New Safety Podcast

    Nov 28, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Standards
    • Education
    ASSP launched a biweekly Safety Standards and Tech Pubs Podcast to help occupational safety and health professionals stay informed of industry consensus standards and technical publications. The podcast debuted in October and already includes six episodes.
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    Companies Can Gain Competitive Advantage by Certifying Processes

    Nov 15, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Construction PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Standards
    Companies that choose to certify occupational safety and health processes to industry consensus standards can ensure legislative compliance, improve a company’s reputation and standing in the marketplace, demonstrate a commitment to worker safety and health, and help improve productivity. The ASSP Certification and Accreditation Institute is working with companies to achieve those goals, thereby providing a valuable competitive advantage.
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    Changing the Hidden Safety Culture

    Nov 14, 2018
    • Education
    • PSs
    • Featured
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    A “Leading Thoughts” article by Robert Pater examines the hidden aspects of safety culture and their effect on an organization. He also outlines 10 steps leaders can take to identify and address these underlying issues.
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    Small Construction Contractors See Increase in Fatalities

    Nov 14, 2018
    • Standards
    • Featured
    • Construction PS
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    In its most recent quarterly data report, the Center for Construction Research and Training found that from 2008 to 2016, small construction contractors saw a 57 percent increase in fatal injuries.

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