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    ASSP and AIHA Collaborate to Improve Worker Safety and Health

    Jul 16, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Advocacy
    Longtime industry allies ASSP and AIHA have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding that outlines how the organizations will continue to collaborate on advancing workplace safety and health, and strengthening the occupational safety and health profession.
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    Virginia Passes First-In-Nation Safety Standard for COVID-19

    Jul 16, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Safety Management
    • OSHA/Law
    • Advocacy
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    On July 15, 2020, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board, passed first-in-the-nation standards to address COVID-19 in workplaces. Virginia is a state-plan state that operates its own occupational safety and health program.
  • Worker-welding-two-metal-plates

    OSHA Updates Beryllium Standard

    Jul 14, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/Law
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has amended its standard for occupational exposure to beryllium. The revisions will take effect Sept. 14, 2020.
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    3 Keys to Auditing Your Safety and Health Management System

    Jul 14, 2020
    • Education
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    As you prepare to audit your safety and health management system and explore opportunities for improvement, keep these three things in mind.
  • Online learning

    ASSP Certificate Programs Help Safety Professionals Advance

    Jul 14, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Press Release
    • Education
    ASSP has repackaged its professional certificate programs that are designed to help workplace safety and health professionals become experts in their field. Each program includes a set of courses that safety professionals can complete in-person or through ASSP’s live virtual classroom.
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    CDC's COVID-19 Toolkits Cover Wide Range of Settings

    Jul 13, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Training & Communication
    • CIG
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    CDC's toolkit webpage provides a wide range of resources for communicating about COVID-19 to a variety of audiences.
  • 2019-20 ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Stegall Honored for Leadership as ASSP President

    Jul 10, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    The ASSP Board of Directors honored outgoing President Diana Stegall for an exceptional year of leadership that helped the organization meet the extraordinary challenges of a global pandemic. Her 12-month term ended June 30.
  • Man on a construction site looking at a blueprint

    Safety News You Need: Construction Safety

    Jul 10, 2020
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Construction
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    This week’s Safety News You Need provides resources to help you protect workers from the many hazards they face on construction sites.
  • Factory worker with face mask for COVID-19

    OSHA Updates COVID-19 Resources Guide

    Jul 09, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/Law
    • Safety Management
    Through its Alliance program, OSHA has created a recurring digest of COVID-19 resources that are published on its webpage and those of several other agencies and organizations.
  • Industrial ventilation system

    How Ventilation Can Help Improve Worker Health

    Jul 08, 2020
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Ventilation
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • Industrial Hygiene
    What can you do to improve the indoor air quality in your workplace? Here are three tips to keep in mind.
  • Worker repairing boat in workshop

    Safety News You Need: Respiratory Protection

    Jul 02, 2020
    • Education
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    This week’s Safety News You Need offers tips on protecting your workers from airborne illness in the workplace.
  • Virtual conference

    Safety 2020 Draws Largest Virtual Gathering of Safety Pros

    Jun 30, 2020
    • Membership
    • Global Safety
    • Students
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    ASSP brought together the largest group of OSH professionals who have ever participated in a virtual conference. Safety 2020: Virtual drew nearly 2,400 professionals who attended educational sessions and engaged with speakers, peers and exhibitors to learn the latest in workplace safety.
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    OSHA Directive Guides Silica Inspections

    Jun 29, 2020
    • Ventilation
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/Law
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • Construction
    A new compliance directive from OSHA gives compliance safety and health officers with guidance on how to enforce the agency's silica standards’ requirements.
  • Semi truck trailer driving on wet road

    Safety News You Need: Motor Vehicle Fleet Safety

    Jun 26, 2020
    • Education
    • Fleet Safety
    Transportation incidents are the leading cause of workplace fatalities. This week’s Safety News You Need offers tools to help keep drivers safe on the road.
  • A backhoe digging a trench

    Safety News You Need: Trenching and Excavation

    Jun 19, 2020
    • Construction
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources to help keep workers safe during trenching and excavation operations.
  • Businessman-viewing-large-computer-monitor-wearing-a-face-covering

    OSHA Issues New Guidance on Returning to Work

    Jun 18, 2020
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • OSHA/Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has issued new Guidance on Returning to Work to help employers as they reopen nonessential businesses and have employees return to work during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA 6(a) Construction Standard

    Jun 18, 2020
    Gary Visscher, J.D., Of Counsel, Law Office of Adele Abrams P.C.
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/Law
    • Advocacy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently ruled that OSHA’s process in adopting “start-up standards” in 1971, many of which OSHA still enforces, was permissible and the standards may be enforced.
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    Working Together for Safety: Managing Stress

    Jun 17, 2020
    • Education
    • President's Message
    In the final episode of our 11-part “Working Together for Safety” video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall offers some tips on how to deal with stress and reduce its impact your health and outlook.
  • Reading book

    ASSP Publishes New Study Guide and Supervisory Manual

    Jun 16, 2020
    • Certification Preparation
    • Press Release
    • Education
    Two new books from ASSP can help occupational safety and health professionals expand their expertise. The Society’s library includes more than 100 technical publications that cover every facet of workplace safety from accident investigation and exam preparation to safety management and fall protection.
  • Businessman looking at a clipboard

    Safety News You Need: Emergency Preparedness

    Jun 12, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need focuses on resources to help you prepare for whatever emergencies your organization may face.

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