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    OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

    Jul 30, 2018
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that it says will better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be reidentified with a particular individual. This rulemaking would remove provisions of the agency's current recordkeeping rule.
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    How to Recognize and Prevent Occupational Heat Stress

    Jul 29, 2018
    • Education
    • YP
    • WISE
    • HSP
    • Construction PS
    • BISE
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Construction
    It’s tougher to beat the heat on job sites than at backyard barbecues this summer. Donald J. Garvey, CSP, CIH, ARM, a construction technical specialist for 3M’s Personal Safety Division, has tips for recognizing and preventing occupational heat stress.
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    Technical Q&A: What A10 Standards Apply to Construction and Demolition Safety Management?

    Jul 23, 2018
    • Construction
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    We've received several questions lately asking what A10 standards address safety management for construction and demolition operations. Four standards and our latest technical report offer guidance to help improve safety management in construction.
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    New Academic and Research Council to Advance Safety and Health Profession

    Jul 17, 2018
    • Academics PS
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has created the Council on Academic Affairs and Research, its first new council in 20 years. Among its objectives, the new council will develop and maintain a research agenda that supports the OSH profession, and encourage the translation of research to practice. The group will also work to bring more students into the profession.
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    ASSP Introduces Jennifer McNelly as New Executive Director

    Jul 16, 2018
    • Press Release
    ASSP will welcome Jennifer McNelly as its new executive director on Aug. 16. She was introduced to staff July 16 at ASSP headquarters and will become the Society’s eighth executive director since ASSP was founded in 1911. McNelly brings 30 years of association, government, regulatory and business experience.
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    Why It’s Time to Rethink Cargo Truck Tank Safety

    Jul 12, 2018
    • Management PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Transportation PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Confined Spaces
    Confined space hazards in cargo truck tanks are an afterthought for many employers. A new article by Daniel J. O’Connell, CSP, ASP, CET, outlines the unique risks presented by these environments and provides guidance to help safety professionals.
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    New ASSP App Brings Virtual Reality to Fall Protection Training

    Jul 11, 2018
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Press Release
    • Fall Protection
    Fall protection training is critical to the safety of workers who perform jobs at height, and ASSP is making it safer and easier for them to learn best practices through a virtual reality application. The new ASSP VR Fall Protection Experience enables workers to train in settings that mirror actual environments without the associated dangers.
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    Using Virtual Reality as a Fall Protection Training Tool

    Jul 10, 2018
    • Utilities PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Standards
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Military BR
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Management PS
    • International PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Education
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction PS
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    When working at height, all involved must understand the hazards present in such environments. ASSP’s new VR Fall Protection Experience app provides an immersive experience in which users enter a virtual environment to learn how to operate safely when working at height.
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    Machine Shop Safety: Learning From Incidents to Improve Safety Performance

    Jun 28, 2018
    • Consultants PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Fire Protection PS
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Machine Guard
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Featured
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    Following a workplace injury, Woods Hole Oceanographic institution (WHOI) developed a comprehensive machine shop safety program to proactively address the safety issues that existed in its 25 machine shops
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    OSHA Silica Enforcement: Behind the Statistics

    Jun 27, 2018
    Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP
    • Advocacy
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Management PS
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Government Affairs
    • Engineering PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction PS
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Construction
    Federal OSHA enforcement of its requirements for general industry and maritime under the new silica rule started on June 23, 2018. However, OSHA will assist employers that are making good-faith efforts to meet the new standard’s requirements during the first 30 days of enforcement.
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    ASSP Publishes First U.S. Standard for Construction and Demolition of Wind Turbines

    Jun 26, 2018
    • Consultants PS
    • Management PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Construction PS
    • Utilities PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Construction
    ASSP has published the first U.S. industry consensus standard written specifically for the construction and demolition of wind turbines. The groundbreaking standard establishes minimum requirements for protecting workers involved with utility-scale, land-based wind turbines.
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    Safety 2018 in the News: It’s Been a Year of Change

    Jun 19, 2018
    • Education
    Safety 2018 celebrated the diversity and energy of ASSP members who dedicate their lives to keeping workers safe. Thousands of individuals helped make this event a reality, and the industry news coming out of the conference reflects their expertise and efforts. 
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    CSHS Supports Proposal for Companies to Disclose Human Capital Metrics

    Jun 19, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Advocacy
    CSHS has filed one of many letters of support of a petition from the Human Capital Management Coalition. The coalition is calling for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to require companies to disclose key human capital metrics.
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    ASSP to welcome Alaska Tanker’s Mathur as new public director

    Jun 18, 2018
    • Safety Management
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP will welcome a new member to its leadership team on July 1. The Board of Directors appointed Anil Mathur to serve a two-year term on the board as the Society’s public director – a position created in 2015 to gain a corporate perspective from outside the occupational safety and health profession. Mathur is president and CEO of Alaska Tanker Company.
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    Watch Episode One of Safety TV

    Jun 05, 2018
    • Education
    ASSP's Safety 2018 conference is underway. A record number of attendees and exhibitors have gathered in San Antonio for the Society's annual conference and exposition. Episode One of Safety 2018 TV takes you inside this year's event.
  • Watch: Introducing ASSP

    Jun 04, 2018
    • Membership
    On June 1, 2018, ASSE officially became American Society of Safety Professionals, or ASSP. This video introduces the We Are Safety Professionals campaign.
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    ASSP honors top innovators for creatively improving workplace safety

    Jun 04, 2018
    • Membership
    • Safety Management
    • Press Release
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    ASSP on Monday honored Christopher A. Buzbee from Ingalls Shipbuilding with its 2018 Safety Management Innovation Award during a ceremony at the Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in San Antonio. The award celebrates those who bring creativity to managing safety in the workplace.
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    It’s official: ASSP moves to new name, website and social channels

    Jun 01, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    The world’s oldest professional safety society transitioned to a new brand that includes a new name, refreshed logo, redesigned website and rebranded social media channels. ASSP represents the many diverse disciplines that make up the dynamic occupational safety and health community.
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    Salary survey pinpoints value of certifications for safety and health professionals

    May 24, 2018
    • WISE
    • Utilities PS
    • HSP
    • Transportation PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Military BR
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Management PS
    • International PS
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • Fire Protection PS
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Environmental PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction PS
    • Academics PS
    • YP
    • BISE
    • Press Release
    ASSE and BCSP conducted a 33-question salary survey in March of nearly 10,000 safety, health and environmental professionals based primarily in the United States and Canada, identifying the typical salary, benefits, credentials and experience of these individuals. The median base salary for full-time professionals was $97,000.
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    ASSE Foundation helps two more students overcome family tragedy

    May 24, 2018
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Students
    Through its Family Scholarship Fund, the ASSE Foundation awarded $10,000 scholarships to Lindsey Pinkerton of Nebraska and Samantha Wooten of New Hampshire. The fund provides educational scholarships to spouses and children to help reduce the financial impact of a loved one not returning home from work.​

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