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    ASSP Update on Government Affairs and Standards Development

    Mar 25, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    Listen to our recorded webinar to hear the latest updates on ASSP government affairs and standards development initiatives.
  • Online learning

    ASSP’s Free Online Resources Include COVID-19 Podcasts

    Mar 25, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    ASSP is providing free online resources to help its members and the OSH community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new three-part podcast explores how OSH professionals can protect their organization’s workers while helping to slow the spread of the virus. It features ASSP's Deb Roy and Tim Fisher.
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    Safety News You Need: Risk Assessment and Management

    Mar 20, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Education
    Occupational safety and health professionals and their organizations are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this edition of Safety News You Need, we’re sharing some resources on risk assessment and risk management.
  • Construction worker wearing hearing protection

    Preventing Hearing Loss in Construction and Demolition

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Construction
    While noise may not seem as dangerous as other hazards on construction and demolition sites, it can have a real impact on worker safety and health. Here’s how.
  • Young safety professional recording data

    Injury/Illness Recordkeeping and COVID-19: Updated OSHA Guidance

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/Law
    OSHA has issued updated guidance related to work-related cases of COVID-19.
  • Factory workers examining charts

    NIOSH Practices in Occupational Risk Assessment

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • PSs
    • CIG
    A new NIOSH document guides readers through the process and logic the agency uses to conduct chemical risk assessments in the workplace.
  • Pharmacist holding N95 respirators

    UPDATED: OSHA Provides Temporary Guidance for Respirator Fit-Testing

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Featured
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Featured
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • CIG
    • Global Safety
    OSHA has issued temporary guidance for is respiratory protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134, regarding required annual fit-testing of general use respirators.
  • Engineer using a tablet

    Safety News You Need: Technology in Workplace Safety

    Mar 13, 2020
    • CIG
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    Occupational safety and health is a dynamic, ever-changing field. Our Safety News You Need is a great resource on the latest tools and information you need to protect your workforce.
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    Coronavirus Q&A Session Will Help Inform Safety Professionals

    Mar 12, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    With the COVID-19 outbreak generating many questions, ASSP will host a free question-and-answer session for OSH professionals to learn more about responding to the pandemic. The online event March 18 will feature expert advice from ASSP President-Elect Deborah Roy.
  • Person washing their hands in the sink

    Safety News You Need: Health and Wellness

    Mar 06, 2020
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Global Safety
    • Training & Communication
    • CIG
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    Occupational safety and health is a dynamic, ever-changing field. Our Safety News You Need is your resource for information you need to protect the health and safety of your workforce.
  • Robotic arm operating in a factory

    How B11 Standards Help Improve Machinery Safety

    Mar 03, 2020
    • Standards
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Machine Guard
    • Lockout/Tagout
    The ANSI B11 series of standards offers comprehensive guidance on proper machine guarding for a broad range of machinery.
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    Media Advisory: Journalists Invited to Safety 2020 in Orlando

    Mar 02, 2020
    • Press Release
    Journalists are invited to attend ASSP's largest annual event -- Safety 2020 in Orlando. The June conference and exposition is attended by over 5,500 occupational safety and health professionals and features more than 600 companies that demonstrate the latest product innovations.
  • Young business person reviewing documents

    The Safety Professional’s Role in Planning for a Pandemic

    Mar 02, 2020
    • Global Safety
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    As the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, we explore the key role occupational safety and health professionals play in helping organizations protect workers, develop plans and communicate the risks effectively.
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    ASSP Foundation Celebrates 30 Years of Education, Leadership and Research

    Mar 02, 2020
    • Membership
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Students
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    As it celebrates its 30th Anniversary, the ASSP Foundation continues its mission of providing scholarships, career guidance and professional development to help build a stronger workforce.
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    WHO Provides New Coronavirus Guidance for Employers

    Feb 27, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Safety Management
    • Health & Wellness
    World Health Organization has published additional guidance that aims to help employers prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in their workplaces.
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    FY 2021 Federal Budget Proposal: Impact on Federal Safety Agencies

    Feb 26, 2020
    Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, ASSP Federal Representative
    • OSHA/Law
    • Advocacy
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Government Affairs
    ASSP Federal Representative Adele Abrams provides a high-level review of how the proposed federal government budget for fiscal year 2021 may affect major safety agencies like OSHA, NIOSH and CSB.
  • Construction worker harnessed on a steel frame building

    Fall Protection Anchorage: Are You Anchoring Properly?

    Feb 24, 2020
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Education
    • Construction PS
    • CIG
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    Anchorage connectors are a complicated part of a fall protection system. Learn how to confirm that an anchorage point is strong enough to safely arrest a fall.
  • Construction site with cranes and construction materials

    3 Steps for Controlling Hazardous Energy in Construction and Demolition

    Feb 14, 2020
    • Standards
    • Electrical Safety
    • Safety Management
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Construction
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    Of the many risks and hazards in construction and demolition work, hazardous energy is one that often gets overlooked. Keep these three points in mind.
  • Saw cutting cinder block creating dust

    OSHA Revises National Emphasis Program on Silica

    Feb 06, 2020
    • OSHA/Law
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Advocacy
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Training & Communication
    • Construction
    • Government Affairs
    OSHA's revised National Emphasis Program aims to reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica in general industry, maritime and construction.
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    CSHS Takes Lead Role in Coalition to Advance Worker Safety and Health

    Feb 05, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Press Release
    The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) has signed on as a strategic partner of the newly launched Capitals Coalition. The Switzerland-based coalition will take an integrated and systemic approach in addressing environmental, social and economic challenges.

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