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    Registration opens for ASSE’s Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    Dec 12, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    Registration is open for ASSE’s Safety 2018 PDC in San Antonio. The nation's largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals – expected to draw more than 8,000 people from 40 countries – takes place June 3-6 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center along the San Antonio River Walk.​
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    Hudson honored by IOSH with President’s Distinguished Service Award

    Dec 08, 2017
    • Press Release
    ASSE Executive Director Dennis Hudson was honored with the President’s Distinguished Service Award by the U.K.-based Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to IOSH or the occupational safety and health profession for several years.
  • ASSE launches search for new executive director

    Dec 07, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSE is working with executive search firm Korn Ferry to hire its next executive director. Dennis Hudson, ASSE's current executive director, is set to retire in April after two years in that position and 10 years at the Society overall. His replacement will become the eighth executive director since ASSE was founded in 1911.
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    New International Report Cites CSHS Metrics

    Nov 21, 2017
    • Advocacy
    Businesses across the globe are fundamentally changing the ways they approach OHS, with new strategies recognizing the importance of social, mental and financial well-being. A new report from the International SOS Foundation and Sancroft recognizes Center for Safety and Health Sustainability’s position at the forefront of this industry-wide shift and features a few key CSHS metrics.
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    Technical Update: OSHA References ANSI/ASSE Z359 in Clarifying Fall Protection Training

    Nov 13, 2017
    • Standards
    • Training & Communication
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    In a letter of interpretation OSHA indicates that fall protection trainers who are compliant with ANSI/ASSP Z359 (fall protection/arrest) and ANSI/ASSP Z490 (OSH training) will meet the definition of qualified in the agency's Walking and Working Surfaces rule.
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    Workplace injuries decline, but ASSE wants further improvements in job safety

    Nov 10, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSE is encouraged after seeing data that shows a decrease in occupational injuries and illnesses, but the world’s oldest professional safety organization knows even more can be done to protect workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that workplace injuries at private industry employers were down by 48,500 cases in 2016.
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    Research workshop ignites effort to improve workplace safety

    Nov 01, 2017
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    Additional scientific research and a broad sharing of existing data are needed by OSH practitioners across the country to better protect workers in every industry. That’s why ASSE brought together dozens of industry leaders and safety experts for a research workshop at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare that aimed to create a new wave of progress.
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    Statement from ASSE on nomination of Scott Mugno as head of OSHA

    Oct 31, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • OSHA/ Law
    Jim Smith, president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, made a statement regarding the nomination of Scott Mugno as head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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    Harvard study identifies human capital metrics measured by global companies

    Oct 23, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Health & Wellness
    Human capital metrics, including occupational safety and health data, frequently are collected by a majority of global companies, yet many of these firms are not publicly reporting the information, according to a study released today by the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program in conjunction with CSHS.
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    ASSE stands behind U.S. Chemical Safety Board

    Oct 17, 2017
    Blaine Krage
    • Government Affairs
    • Press Release
    The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – representing more than 37,000 occupational safety and health professionals across the globe – supports the mission of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) and is deeply troubled that the CSB is targeted for elimination in President Trump’s budget blueprint for 2018.
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    ASSE Foundation awards record amount of scholarships and grants

    Oct 16, 2017
    Blaine Krage
    • Press Release
    Thanks to a growing group of generous donors, the ASSE Foundation is celebrating a record year by awarding more than $303,000 in scholarships and grants to 116 students and society members. The Foundation announces its annual recipients every April in support of the occupational safety and health profession nationwide.
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    ASSE earns reaccreditation for education programs and learning events

    Oct 05, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    ASSE has been reaccredited by IACET for another five years, reinforcing its position as a leading source for education for occupational safety and health professionals. Earning reaccreditation enables ASSE to continue its practice of issuing CEUs for completion of its webinars, online courses and in-person classes and training.
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    An Inside Look at the Online course Prevention Through Design Course

    Sep 28, 2017
    • WISE
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • Environmental PS
    • Academics PS
    • 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
    • Fire Protection PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Education
    • HSP
    • YP
    • Construction PS
    • BISE
    Online courses are an avenue through which OSH professionals can complete the Society’s formal courses via a completely online experience. Participants receive the same level of course content and educational engagement, but can learn at their own pace anywhere an Internet connection is available.
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    ASSE’s SeminarFest 2018 to educate and empower safety professionals

    Sep 21, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    Many occupational safety and health professionals take significant steps in their careers year after year because of a unique education event called SeminarFest that empowers them to dig deeper. ASSE is now taking registrations for the Feb. 1-8 immersive learning experience at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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    ASSE signs landmark Singapore Accord to advance global workplace health and safety

    Sep 05, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    A significant step toward safer and healthier workplaces was taken Sept. 3 when ASSE joined more than 40 organizations from around the world in the landmark signing of the Singapore Accord, which presents a global capability framework for the occupational health and safety professional. It was spearheaded by INSHPO.
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    CSHS encourages safety and health professionals to comment on sustainability standard

    Aug 30, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    CSHS is encouraging safety and health professionals around the world to let their voices be heard on a key international standard connected to corporate sustainability. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) seeks feedback on proposed updates to GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety. The comment period is open through Oct. 9.
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    By wide margin, members approve switch to American Society of Safety Professionals

    Aug 16, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    The world’s oldest professional safety society will adopt a new name following a historic membership vote that was overwhelmingly in favor of the change. ASSE will become the American Society of Safety Professionals next year when it unveils a redesigned website in conjunction with Safety 2018 in San Antonio.
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    NIOSH Report Highlights Second Decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda

    Aug 16, 2017
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    NIOSH has released National Occupational Research Agenda: Second Decade in Review | 2006-2016, a new publication that highlights ten years of OSH research and accesses its impact.
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    CSHS study supports standardization of sustainability reporting to improve workplace safety

    Aug 01, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    CSHS issued a report on its second analysis of how recognized “sustainable” companies report occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities. It's a step forward in showing how global initiatives that index corporate sustainability can include companies’ commitment to safe and healthy workers.
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    Safety 2017 achieves record number of attendees and exhibitors

    Jul 31, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    The final numbers are in, and ASSE has officially held its biggest safety conference and exposition in the event’s 56-year history. Safety 2017 in Denver attracted 5,244 attendees and 640 exhibitors, easily surpassing its previous highs. Attendance was up 23 percent from last year’s event. Nearly one-fourth of the crowd was non-members.

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