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  • Inspector in a warehouse

    OSHA Updates Site-Specific Inspection Program

    Dec 16, 2020
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    OSHA is updating its site-specific targeting directive, which directs agency resources to establishments with the highest rates of injuries and illness.
  • Safety professional woman wearing a face covering talks with masked male colleague about leadership training outdoors

    Why Your Team Needs Safety Leadership Training in 2021

    Dec 15, 2020
    • Common Interest Group Leader Update
    • Practice Specialty Leader Update
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Training & Communication
    • Professional Skills
    Economists say workers need 10 key skills for the jobs of tomorrow. Here’s how safety leadership training will help you protect this evolving workforce.
  • Young-female-safety-professional-wearing-cloth-face-mask-in-an-office

    ISO Publishes Guidance on Working Safely in a Pandemic

    Dec 15, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Standards
    ISO's new guidance document focuses on international best practices and practical recommendations for managing worker safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Bakery worker wearing a mask

    5 Tips From OSHA for Protecting Your Workers During the Holidays

    Dec 11, 2020
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    With year-end holidays upon us, OSHA is reminding employers to take some simple steps to keep workers stay safe and healthy, especially given the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Worker testing for hydrogen sulfide

    Safety News You Need: Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

    Dec 11, 2020
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights ways to train your workers on the dangers of hydrogen sulfide and how to prevent exposure.
  • Wooden cubes flipping to show change of years from 2020 to 2021

    4 OSHA Issues to Follow in Early 2021

    Dec 10, 2020
    James Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP | Chair, ASSP Government Affairs Committee
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
  • Smiling safety professional woman wearing white headphones and glasses and participating in a video call

    5 Reasons Improving Safety Culture Is a Business Skill

    Dec 08, 2020
    • Practice Specialty Leader Update
    • Common Interest Group Leader Update
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    Improving safety culture has personal, professional and financial implications for everyone in your organization. Here are five reasons it’s worthy of respect.
  • Young woman getting temperature checked for COVID-19

    A COVID-19 Update With ASSP President Deb Roy

    Dec 08, 2020
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    ASSP President Deb Roy shares an update on the vaccines being developed for COVID-19, as well as some insights on the therapeutic treatments currently in use.
  • Businesswoman talking on the phone and taking notes

    Can Your Workplace Culture Help Prevent Suicide?

    Dec 04, 2020
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    To help prevent suicide, you need a workplace culture in which workers are comfortable talking about the challenges they face and seeking help.
  • Person pushing a snowblower

    Safety News You Need: Preventing Cold Stress

    Dec 04, 2020
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights ways to help your workers avoid cold stress and recognize the symptoms of cold-related illness and injury.
  • construction worker crane

    Revised Standard Improves Safety of Construction and Demolition Workers

    Dec 02, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Construction PS
    • Standards
    • Construction
    A newly revised ANSI/ASSP standard helps employers keep construction workers safe by describing best practices they can implement to take safety programs to the next level in a shared construction or demolition project.
  • Safety professional man wearing a hard hat and high vis vest holding a tablet in front of a teal background

    Do Incident Rates Determine the Value of Safety?

    Nov 20, 2020
    • Education
    • Standards
    Reported incident rates aren’t enough to measure the value of safety or effectively manage risk. Here’s how to use leading and lagging indicators to improve.
  • Architect drawing on a blueprint

    Safety News You Need: Prevention Through Design

    Nov 19, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights PTD resources that can help you create safer workplaces by mitigating or eliminating hazards before they occur.
  • Businesswoman using a tablet in a factory

    7 Steps of Conducting an OHSMS Audit

    Nov 19, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    Taking these seven steps during the audit process can help you gather the information you need to accurately assessment of the effectiveness of your OHSMS.
  • ASSP Vertical Logo Black

    ASSP Appoints Members of DEI Task Force

    Nov 18, 2020
    • HSP
    • YP
    • WISE
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    • BISE
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has formed a board-level task force to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the Society and throughout the occupational safety and health profession. The 14-member advisory group gathered for the first time on Nov. 18.
  • Podcast

    ASSP Enhances Its Popular Safety Podcast

    Nov 16, 2020
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has posted the 50th episode of its popular safety podcast series, which has been renamed and enhanced to include a broader range of OSH topics. In its November installment, “The Case for Safety” discusses key workplace factors that can lead to suicide.
  • Industrial hygienist in a lab in front of a teal background

    Q&A: How to Prepare for the Future of Industrial Hygiene

    Nov 13, 2020
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Education
    As industrial hygiene becomes more complex, practitioners are embracing a more holistic approach. Expert Paul Zoubek explains what you need to know.
  • Confined space and ladder

    Safety News You Need: Confined Space Safety

    Nov 12, 2020
    • Featured
    • Education
    • Confined Spaces
    This week’s Safety News You Need features tools to familiarize you with confined spaces and how to help workers safely operate within them.
  • Engineer using a tablet on a construction site

    Managing Safety on Multiemployer Work Sites

    Nov 12, 2020
    • Featured
    • Education
    • Construction
    The ANSI/ASSP A10.33-2020 standard sets the program requirements for managing safety and health on multiemployer projects. Here's what you need to know.
  • Man in mask performing an inspection

    OSHA Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Related Inspections

    Nov 11, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    New OSHA guidance provides employers insight into which OSHA standards have been most frequently cited during COVID-19-related inspections.

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