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    OSHA Updates Enforcement Guidance and Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19

    May 21, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has revised two of its COVID-19 enforcement policies to assess an employer’s actions as economies begin to reopen.
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    Working Together for Safety: Return to Work

    May 20, 2020
    • President's Message
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    In the latest episode of our “Working Together for Safety” weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall highlights key factors that businesses must consider as they begin to reopen and bring employees back into traditional work environments.
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    Safety News You Need: Mental Health in the Workplace

    May 15, 2020
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Health & Wellness
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources to help you and your workers navigate the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    SAFER Task Force Framework Guides Return to Traditional Work Environments

    May 14, 2020
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communication
    A new document from the Safe Actions for Employee Returns (SAFER) Task Force provides a framework for businesses to prioritize initiatives as employees return to work facilities.
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    Safety and Health CEOs Discuss Role of Profession in Pandemic Recovery

    May 13, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    The CEOs of the nation’s three leading safety organizations teamed up for a discussion about how the occupational safety and health profession is evolving and expanding its presence as industries recover from COVID-19. The free webinar features Jennifer McNelly of ASSP, Lorraine Martin of NSC and Larry Sloan of AIHA.
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    Working Together for Safety: Our Changing Role

    May 13, 2020
    • Membership
    • President's Message
    • Education
    ASSP President Diana Stegall, CSP, CFPS, ARM, highlights the lasting impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the occupational safety and health profession.
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    Five Safety Experts Honored as ASSP Fellows

    May 12, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSP is bestowing the honor of Fellow on five longtime members who have made significant contributions to the OSH profession. Ashok Garlapati, Zack Mansdorf, Terrie Norris, James Thornton and Jeffrey Vincoli are the 2020 recipients of the Society’s highest honor.
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    COVID-19: Return-to-Work Strategies

    May 11, 2020
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Global Safety
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Health & Wellness
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Education
    Learn some practical strategies you can use to protect your workforce and the public from COVID-19, as well as some other factors to keep in mind as you plan for bringing people back to your work facilities.
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    Adivi Named ASSP’s Safety Professional of the Year

    May 06, 2020
    • International PS
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi, CSP, CFIOSH, an occupational health, safety and environment expert at the Kuwait Oil Company and 12-year ASSP member, is the Society's 2020 Safety Professional of the Year. His visionary leadership and high productivity have advanced the profession while enhancing our membership abroad.
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    Working Together for Safety: Look to the ASSP Community

    May 06, 2020
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • President's Message
    • Membership
    This week's episode highlights the many ideas and resources ASSP members are sharing in the online ASSP Community.
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    Safety News You Need: Total Worker Health

    May 05, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Education
    The Total Worker Health (TWH) framework can help employers adopt a more holistic approach to worker well-being. This week’s Safety News You Need offers resources to help you implement elements of TWH at your workplace.
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    CDC Issues Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Workplaces

    May 05, 2020
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    CDC has released guidance to help organizations develop protocols for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes.
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    OSHA and CDC Issue Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Meat and Poultry Processing

    Apr 30, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Government Affairs
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Advocacy
    A new resource from OSHA and CDC offers guidance on specific steps that employers in meat and poultry processing can take to protect their workers from COVID-19.
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    Safety 2020 Shifts to Virtual Event Due to Pandemic

    Apr 30, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Press Release
    ASSP will shift its Safety 2020 Professional Development Conference and Exposition to a virtual education event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Directors decided to present “Safety 2020: Virtual” after assessing risk factors and monitoring the latest information from government and public health authorities.
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    Return-to-Work Webinar Helps Businesses Take Next Step

    Apr 29, 2020
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    ASSP President-Elect Deborah Roy answers questions and delivers return-to-work strategies for occupational safety and health professionals in our latest webinar related to COVID-19. Roy has been involved in worksite pandemic planning at state and federal levels for more than a decade.
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    Working Together for Safety: Our Time Is Now

    Apr 29, 2020
    • President's Message
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 provide safety professionals with an opportunity to show their versatility and value, says ASSP President Diana Stegall. These seven key steps can help you lead your organization beyond compliance.
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    OSHA Issues Interim Guidance on Respirator Decontamination

    Apr 28, 2020
    • PSs
    • Government Affairs
    • CIG
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    As employers strive to provide workers with adequate PPE to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance on decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs).
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    Blunt Named ASSP’s 2020 Outstanding Safety Educator

    Apr 28, 2020
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    • Academics PS
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    Leigh Ann Blunt, a nationally recognized professor in the occupational safety and health field, is ASSP’s 2020 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. Blunt, Ed.D., CSP, is a safety sciences professor at the University of Central Missouri.
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    Safety News You Need: Industrial Hygiene

    Apr 24, 2020
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • PSs
    • Safety Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    • Ventilation
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • CIG
    Proper industrial hygiene plays a major role in identifying potential worker exposures to COVID-19 and putting protective measures in place. This week’s Safety News You Need highlights tools you can use to prevent the spread of the virus in your workplace.
  • Young safety professional woman at home using her laptop to train workers remotely

    5 Online Strategies That Will Improve Your Safety Training

    Apr 24, 2020
    • Standards
    • Students
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    • PSs
    • CIG
    Many workers are now isolated or conducting business remotely as a result of COVID-19. Have you tried these five online safety training strategies?

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