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American Society of Safety Professionals is your source for insights on trends in the safety profession, including developments in safety management, worker safety, government and regulatory affairs and standards.

 

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    ASSP Technical Report Aims to Reduce Risk of Workplace Violence

    Feb 20, 2019
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Press Release
    Violence in workplaces across the country is a growing problem. ASSP has taken a new step to help curb the risk of workplace incidents involving active shooters. ASSP published a technical report that can help guide companies to safer environments and a coordinated response should a hostile event occur.
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    Six Tips That Will Help You Become an ASSP Conference Speaker

    Feb 14, 2019
    • Education
    Are you thinking about submitting a proposal to speak at ASSP's annual conference next June in New Orleans, LA, but not sure what to talk about? Here are six tips to get your thought process flowing.
  • Conduct the Assessment

    Conducting a Risk Assessment

    Feb 12, 2019
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    Risk assessment serves many purposes for an organization, including reducing operational risks, improving safety performance and achieving objectives.
  • drone near construction site

    Did You Know OSHA Has a Drone Inspection Policy?

    Feb 12, 2019
    Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
    • Government Affairs
    • Management PS
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Construction PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Safety Management
    • Utilities PS
    • Transportation PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Advocacy
    In May 2018, OSHA issued an internal memorandum outlining the procedures for inspectors to follow when using drones as part of a work site inspection. To date, no link to the document is publicly available.
  • George Washington Carver

    African American Achievements in Safety

    Feb 07, 2019
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Featured
    These safety pioneers had vision and made life safer for others. They were innovators and inspirations—and they made a difference.
  • professional women working

    OSHA Drops Requirement to Electronically Submit OSHA Forms 300 and 301

    Jan 31, 2019
    • Consultants PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Management PS
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 and Form 301 each year. These establishments must still maintain those records on-site and must continue to submit information from their Form 300A.
  • Robot arms working on an automobile production line

    The Evolution of Prevention Through Design and Risk Assessment: A Personal Perspective

    Jan 29, 2019
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    In a peer-reviewed article titled “PTD Before Risk Assessment: A Historical Perspective,” Michael Taubitz provides his insights into the history of PTD and risk assessment in the automotive industry and lessons these practices taught him throughout his career.
  • ASSP Community Login Screen

    Connecting With Your ASSP Community

    Jan 23, 2019
    • Students
    • PSs
    • Membership
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Chapter Leader Update
    • Professional Skills
    The ASSP Community offers an exclusive space where ASSP members can become thought leaders and engage with other members around the globe.
  • people hands raised smiling

    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.
  • construction inspection

    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.
  • Networking

    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.
  • smiling business woman

    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.
  • woman industrial worker

    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.
  • Step two: set the scope

    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.
  • nurse stressed

    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.
  • laser cutting sheet metal

    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
  • Workers speaking with each other

    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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