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    ISO 31000:2018 - Five Things to Know

    May 09, 2018
    • Standards
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    ISO 31000:2018 reflects the evolution of risk management over the past decade from a separate, at times departmentalized, activity to an integrated management competency. Here are five things you need to know.
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    5 Tips That Will Help You Find the Right Mentor

    May 03, 2018
    • Membership
    • Professional Skills
    Finding the right mentor can be a challenge, but mentorship offers benefits that cannot be found by other means. Here are five tips from top ASSP mentors that can help you find the right professional guide and build a strong relationship that stands the test of time.
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    ASSE forming accreditation institute to recognize quality safety programs

    May 02, 2018
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    ASSE is creating an independent accreditation institute that will debut this summer, further driving the evolution of workplace safety and health worldwide. The fee-based program will certify an applying organization’s occupational safety and health products and services based on recognized voluntary consensus standards.
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    ASSE to bestow honor of Fellow on Deborah Roy

    Apr 25, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    ASSE has bestowed the honor of Fellow on a longtime member who has made significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession. Deborah Roy is the 2018 recipient of the Society’s highest honor. She also will be ASSE’s 2020-21 president, having been elected this year as the organization’s senior vice president.
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    Page-Bottorff named ASSE's 2018 Safety Professional of the Year

    Apr 23, 2018
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    Tim Page-Bottorff, a highly respected safety trainer, mentor and motivational speaker who is often called a “public utilities safety guru,” is ASSE's 2018 Safety Professional of the Year. He has taken innovative steps to advance the safety and health profession while being influential with safety training for school-age children.
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    Winn named ASSE’s 2018 Outstanding Safety Educator

    Apr 18, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    Dr. Gary Winn, a highly regarded educator within the occupational safety and health profession and ASSE member for 25 years, is the 2018 William Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. Winn is a professor of safety management in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at West Virginia University.
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    ASSP Foundation awards more than $375,000 in scholarships and grants

    Apr 16, 2018
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    Thanks to a growing group of generous donors, the ASSE Foundation is celebrating a record year by awarding more than $375,000 in scholarships and grants to 117 individuals seeking advancement in the occupational safety and health profession. This year’s distribution tops the Foundation’s previous record of $303,665 in 2017.
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    ASSE election results highlighted by Medina’s move to president

    Apr 12, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    ASSE has completed its 2018 Society elections and congratulates its new leaders, whose terms begin July 1. Rixio Medina will become ASSE’s new president for 2018-19. “Elections are the heart of a professional society, and I’m happy to see our members staying involved and being committed to voting,” said President Jim Smith.
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    10 Things That Inspire Great Volunteers

    Apr 09, 2018
    • Advocacy
    Volunteer leadership is the backbone of the American Society of Safety Professionals. Many volunteers have advice for future leaders, often derived from experience making workplaces safer and stronger.
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    President Jim Smith Addresses EKU Students on Career Outlook

    Apr 01, 2018
    • Society Update
    • Students
    President Jim Smith recently addressed students at Eastern Kentucky University about the future outlook for the OSH profession and how the Society supports safety professionals throughout their careers.
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    First Place in the First Microlearning Contest Goes To

    Mar 19, 2018
    • Training & Communication
    • WISE
    • Membership
    • Education
    We put out a call for microlearning module submissions with a new twist – there would be a competition among all chapters, Practice Specialties and Common Interest Groups. Now, we're happy to announce that with five submissions, first place goes to the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Common Interest Group.
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    Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems

    Mar 15, 2018
    • Standards
    As secretariat of the ANSI-accredited A10 standards committee, ASSP collaborates with stakeholders to develop industry consensus standards that address safety requirements for construction and demolition operations.
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    How Do Time Changes Impact Worker Fatigue and Safety?

    Mar 13, 2018
    • Education
    It’s easy to underestimate the impact of a time change, but many experts say losing one hour of sleep can be significant. Here’s what you can do to address potential worker fatigue.
  • What Is Mindfulness and How Can It Improve Safety?

    What Is Mindfulness and How Can It Improve Safety?

    Mar 08, 2018
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    Safety professionals are no strangers to the idea that it’s important to pay attention. After all, when someone misses a beat in safety, workers could be seriously injured or worse. But when the word “mindfulness” enters the conversation, conjuring associations with alternative medicine and cognitive behavioral therapy, some people shut down and stop listening.
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    Z359 Standard Receiving Industry Recognition

    Mar 07, 2018
    • Utilities PS
    • Management PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction PS
    • Standards
    • Advocacy
    • Fall Protection
    As secretariat of the ANSI-accredited Z359 standards committee, ASSP collaborates with a diverse group of stakeholders to develop consensus standards that address work-related falls, which continue to be a leading cause of injuries and fatalities.
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    Media advisory: Journalists invited to Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    Mar 06, 2018
    • Press Release
    ASSE’s Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference & Exposition, a global workplace safety event with people from 40 countries participating as presenters, exhibitors and attendees. A key panel discussion will have experts addressing the active shooter issue and ways to reduce risks of workplace violence.
  • Get More Out of Online Learning With These 5 Tips

    Mar 02, 2018
    • Education
    Busy safety professionals used to have to choose between pursuing continuing education opportunities and living their lives. But with the rise of online learning, those days are a thing of the past.
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    Active shooter technical report in development to improve workplace safety

    Mar 01, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSE is taking steps to help curb workplace incidents involving active shooters. A working group of safety and health experts is providing insights into the development of an active shooter technical report, which could guide organizations toward safer work environments. A related panel discussion is set for Safety 2018 in San Antonio.
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    Machinery Safety: Finding the Right Safeguard Solutions

    Feb 22, 2018
    • Standards
    • Advocacy
    When determining the best solutions for safeguarding machinery and equipment, one of the biggest challenges that OSH professionals face is answering the question, “How safe is safe enough?” With so many potential risks and hazards associated with machinery, it can be difficult to know where to begin and which safeguards to put in place.
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    Publication date set for new global safety standard

    Feb 20, 2018
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    A highly anticipated global standard aimed at creating safer workplaces everywhere will be published on March 12, according to the International Organization for Standardization that spearheaded the five-year development process with support from ASSE. Companies can purchase ISO 45001 from ASSE beginning that week.

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