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  • Opioid pills and syringes

    New Study Examines Workplace Drug Overdoses

    May 21, 2019
    • Education
    • Safety Management
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    • Construction
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    • CIG
    A recent NIOSH study examined the rate at which drug overdose deaths occurred in U.S. workplaces between 2011 and 2016, and compared fatality rates among different industries and demographics.
  • machine lock tags

    OSHA Requests Information on Possible Updates to the Lockout/Tagout Standard

    May 20, 2019
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Government Affairs
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Electrical Safety
    OSHA is seeking information on a possible update to the Control of Hazardous Energy standard. Specifically, the agency is interested in comments on the use of control circuit-type devices to isolate energy, as well as evolving technology for robotics.
  • Office Group Meeting

    Leading With Safety and Health Metrics

    May 13, 2019
    • Education
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    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    • Standards
    • Featured
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    • Featured
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    ANSI/ASSP Z16 encourages safety professionals and other users to look beyond traditional measures of evaluating performance to examine criteria such as leading and lagging indicators, the dollar value of safety controls and KPIs.
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    Four Occupational Safety Experts Honored as ASSP Fellows

    May 09, 2019
    • Advocacy
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    ASSP is bestowing the honor of Fellow on four longtime members who have made significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession. Earl Blair, Richard Nugent, James Ramsay and Treasa Turnbeaugh are the 2019 recipients of the Society’s highest honor.
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    Slates Named ASSP’s 2019 Outstanding Safety Educator

    May 08, 2019
    • Press Release
    • BISE
    • Education
    • Membership
    Kevin Slates, a highly regarded scholar, educator and researcher in the occupational safety and health field and ASSP member for 14 years, is ASSP’s 2019 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. He is a clinical associate professor at Indiana University.
  • Rama Krushna Chary-1

    Chary Named ASSP’s 2019 Safety Professional of the Year

    May 07, 2019
    • Environmental PS
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    CH. Rama Krushna Chary, senior environment engineer at Kuwait Oil Company, is ASSP’s 2019 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year. He has taken innovative steps to advance the safety and health profession while enhancing ASSP’s membership abroad.
  • Young barista at a coffee shop

    Creating Safer Workplaces for Young People

    May 07, 2019
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    • Students
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
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    • PSs
    • YP
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    • CIG
    A collaborative campaign, My Safe Summer Job, aims to educate young workers, parents, employers, supervisors and teachers about the importance of workplace safety and highlights five key elements of creating safe workplaces for young people.
  • Risk Treatment

    Three Steps to Treating Your Organizational Risks

    May 05, 2019
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    Risk treatment is an iterative process wherein safety professionals and other stakeholders formulate and select options to reduce risks, assess their effectiveness, determine if they will achieve an acceptable level of risk and plan for implementation of those options.
  • Government Affairs web

    ASSP Comments on PAW Act and Workplace Violence Legislation

    Apr 30, 2019
    • Healthcare PS
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Press Release
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    ASSP submitted detailed technical comments to congressional leaders regarding two legislative proposals that would help protect U.S. workers in healthcare and other industries across the country.
  • nurse stressed

    ASSP Supports Legislation to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

    Apr 30, 2019
    • Government Affairs
    • CIG
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    ASSP supports legislation that would require OSHA to develop a standard that would require employers within the healthcare and social services industries to implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program.
  • ASSP Comments on Protecting America's Workers Act

    Apr 30, 2019
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Advocacy
    In comments submitted to several members of House of Representatives, ASSP commented on the Protecting America's Workers (PAW) Act (H.R. 1074). The legislation would amend the OSH Act of 1970.
  • Group Office Meeting

    Preparing for an Active Shooter Incident

    Apr 26, 2019
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Health & Wellness
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    • Education
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    • Standards
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    ASSP’s technical report, “How to Develop and Implement an Active Shooter/Armed Assailant Plan” provides guidance on the steps businesses can take to help prevent an active shooter from entering its facility and what to do in the event of an incident.
  • Safety campaigns web

    ASSP Encourages Support of Workplace Safety Campaigns

    Apr 25, 2019
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    Everyone plays a role in minimizing risks that lead to injuries, illnesses and fatalities at work. ASSP encourages widespread involvement in upcoming workplace safety campaigns that begin April 28 with the observance of Workers’ Memorial Day.
  • Factory workers talking

    Looking to the Future of Occupational Safety and Health

    Apr 24, 2019
    • Health & Wellness
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Advocacy
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Global Safety
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    A new report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) examines four key factors driving change in the workplace and the challenges and opportunities each presents to workplace safety.
  • Election results 2019

    ASSP Election Results Highlighted by Stegall’s Move to President

    Apr 18, 2019
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    ASSP announces its new leaders from the 2019 Society elections. All terms begin July 1. Diana Stegall will serve as ASSP president for 2019-20.
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    Guidelines for Scaffolding Safety

    Apr 18, 2019
    • Standards
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    • Education
    • CIG
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    ANSI/ASSP A10.8-2019, Scaffolding Safety Requirements, establishes safety requirements for the construction, operation and use of scaffolds used in the construction, alteration, demolition and maintenance of buildings and structures.
  • Chris Ballman2

    ASSP Names New Director of Professional Development

    Apr 15, 2019
    • Training & Communication
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    ASSP welcomed its new director of professional development April 15. Chris Ballman is an experienced association executive who will oversee the Society’s comprehensive educational offerings and provide leadership oversight of its largest annual event – the PDC in June.
  • business women at work

    Women and Safety Report Offers Solutions to Make Workplaces Safer

    Apr 11, 2019
    • Press Release
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • WISE
    • Advocacy
    ASSP released a report on women and safety in the modern workplace – a follow-up to its Women’s Workplace Safety Summit held last October near Chicago. The report focuses on three main challenges faced by women in the workplace and offers potential solutions.
  • Volunteers

    Our Members Make a Difference

    Apr 09, 2019
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    • Membership
    • CIG
    • Chapter Leader Update
    • Professional Skills
    • Featured
    Our volunteer leaders play a vital role in our efforts to elevate the safety profession. Here are just a few stories of recent Culbertson Volunteer Service Award winners and how they have made a difference through volunteering.
  • Drone flying

    Three Steps to a Safe and Effective Drone Surveillance Program

    Apr 08, 2019
    • Utilities PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Public
    • PSs
    • Education
    • Construction PS
    • CIG
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Construction
    Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones,” have become increasingly popular in recent years among hobbyists and the business community alike. Here are three steps to keep in mind for a safe and efficient drone surveillance program. ​

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