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    ASSP Foundation Awards $328,000 in Scholarships and Grants

    Jun 02, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Value of the Profession
    • Education
    The ASSP Foundation is awarding $328,000 in academic scholarships and professional education grants to 117 individuals to help them achieve their educational and career goals in the occupational safety and health profession.
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    Healthcare Practice Specialty Launches Healthbeat Podcast

    Jun 02, 2021
    • Healthcare PS
    • Member News
    Cory Worden discusses the launch of the ASSP Healthcare Practice Specialty’s Healthbeat podcast, which aims to educate OSH professionals, healthcare professionals and others interested in safety in the healthcare sector.
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    ASSP Appoints UCOR’s Rueter as Next Public Director

    Jun 01, 2021
    • Public
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    ASSP will welcome a new member to its leadership team on July 1. The Board of Directors appointed UCOR President and CEO Ken Rueter to serve a three-year term on the board as the Society’s public director, a position created in 2015.
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    Members Raise Funds to End Lung Disease in ALA Fight for Air Climb

    May 31, 2021
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Member News
    • WISE
    • Consultants PS
    • YP
    Members of our Central Florida Chapter and ChapterWISE recently participated in the annual American Lung Association (ALA) Fight for Air Climb, in which they climbed 1,000 steps at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL, and raised $3,600 to support ALA’s fight against lung disease (including COVID-19).
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    Safety News You Need: Rules and Regulations

    May 27, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    Our link roundup this week includes proposed updates to OSHA’s walking-working surfaces standard, guidance on developing workplace mask policies and more.
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    Three Keys to Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities

    May 24, 2021
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    In 2019, 5,333 workers lost their lives as a result of work-related injuries, the highest number of workplace fatalities since 2007. Keep these three keys in mind to help prevent Serious injuries and fatalities at your organization.
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    Safety News You Need: Guidelines and Initiatives

    May 20, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    This week’s link roundup includes guidance on masking and physical distancing, a study on the health impacts of working long hours and more.
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    Registration Opens for ASSP’s Safety 2021

    May 19, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Global Safety
    ASSP has opened registration for its 60th annual event. The Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition will be held Sept. 13-15 in Austin, Texas, as a hybrid experience that features online and in-person components.
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    Safety News You Need: Research and Technology

    May 13, 2021
    • Education
    Our link roundup this week includes a milestone for occupational safety and health research, news on using technology to improve working conditions and more.
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    Oh, the Places You Can Go: How Volunteering Improves Your Career

    May 13, 2021
    • Value of the Profession
    • Membership
    Volunteering is a way to give back, an opportunity to be selfless and a chance to contribute to the greater good. It's also a great way to build new skills. Here are five reasons you should consider volunteering with ASSP.
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    Three Safety Experts Honored as ASSP Fellows

    May 13, 2021
    • Value of the Profession
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    ASSP is bestowing the honor of Fellow on three longtime members who have made significant contributions to the OSH profession. Timothy R. Fisher, Michael W. Hayslip and Carl W. Heinlein are the 2021 recipients of the Society’s highest honor.
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    ASSP Honors Bliss as 2021 Outstanding Safety Educator

    May 11, 2021
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Press Release
    Morgan Bliss, a widely respected professor in the occupational safety and health field and ASSP member for 11 years, is ASSP’s 2021 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator.
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    Planning for a Safe Return to the Workplace: Q&A with President Deb Roy

    May 11, 2021
    • Education
    ASSP President Deb Roy shares steps employers can take to protect employee health and safety during the ongoing pandemic and address the psychosocial aspects of transitioning back to the workplace.
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    Safety News You Need: Reports and Regulations

    May 06, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    This week’s link roundup includes updated OSHA guidance for beryllium standards; a report on workplace injuries and fatalities; news on the Department of Labor and gig workers and more
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    Asian American Achievements in Safety

    Apr 30, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Value of the Profession
    Whether by participating in occupational safety and health or influencing its effectiveness, these 10 Asian Americans have a significant place in history.
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    Safety News You Need: National Safety Stand-Down

    Apr 29, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    This week’s link roundup includes guidance on preventing falls in construction; an update on OSHA’s emergency temporary COVID-19 standard and more.
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    Get to Know ASSP President-Elect Brad Giles

    Apr 28, 2021
    • Member News
    Learn a little more about our President-Elect Brad Giles, who will become ASSP president on July 1, 2021
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    ASSP’s Fall Protection Toolbox Supports OSHA’s Stand-Down

    Apr 28, 2021
    • Standards
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    ASSP has introduced fall protection courses and new online safety resources to help safety professionals recognize the eighth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction on May 3-7. The campaign is led by OSHA.
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    Management Practice Specialty Starts Virtual Book Club to Help Members Stay Connected

    Apr 26, 2021
    • Management PS
    • Member News
    Paul Lane, a member of our Greater Boston Chapter and the Management Practice Specialty, recently formed a virtual book club for the Management Practice Specialty on the ASSP Community.
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    Safety News You Need: Protecting Young Workers

    Apr 22, 2021
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    This week’s link roundup includes news on a national campaign to improve safety for teen workers, COVID19 workplace legislation, tips for creating better remote workstations and more.

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