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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.
  • ASSP President Diana Stegall

    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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    ASSP Joins Task Force to Help Employees Safely Resume Work

    Apr 23, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    ASSP has joined the first nationwide task force geared to help protect employees who are resuming work now and in a post-pandemic environment. Led by the National Safety Council, the Safe Actions For Employee Returns (SAFER) initiative will guide all employers through the process of bringing back their workers at minimal risk.
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    Four Ways to Be an Effective Safety Leader During a Pandemic

    Apr 23, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    Safety professionals play a key role in helping their organizations navigate changing workplace realities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are four ways you can be an effective leader during this crisis.
  • ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Working Together for Safety: Safety Management Systems Help in Pandemic

    Apr 22, 2020
    • Education
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • President's Message
    In this episode of Working Together for Safety, ASSP President Diana Stegall explains how your safety management system can be a critical part of your organization's response to COVID-19 and its aftermath.
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    ASSP Recognizes Five Next-Generation Safety Leaders

    Apr 20, 2020
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has selected its first recipients of a new award and professional development program that advances occupational safety and health careers. ASSP’s 2020 Emerging Professional Award was earned by five next-generation safety leaders who demonstrate leadership, volunteerism and a desire to widely impact workplace safety.
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    OSHA to Consider Good-Faith Efforts for Compliance During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Apr 17, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Standards
    • Global Safety
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • CIG
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • PSs
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Government Affairs
    • Safety Management
    • OSHA/Law
    • Advocacy
    As employers continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has announced that it is advising compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) to evaluate employers’ good-faith efforts to comply with safety and health standards.
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    Safety News You Need: Personal Protective Equipment

    Apr 17, 2020
    • CIG
    • Global Safety
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • OSHA/Law
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Training & Communication
    • PSs
    • Advocacy
    Personal protective equipment is a critical line of defense against the spread of COVID-19. In this edition of Safety News You Need, we share resources on how you can provide your workers with the PPE and knowledge they need to protect themselves.
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    How Your Safety Management System Can Help in a Pandemic

    Apr 16, 2020
    • CIG
    • Education
    • PSs
    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    • Students
    Occupational safety and health management systems offer many lessons relevant to a pandemic. Here’s one valuable tool that can help you protect workers.
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    Three Keys to Addressing COVID-19 in the Workplace

    Apr 16, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Ventilation
    • Education
    • Government Affairs
    • CIG
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/Law
    • Global Safety
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Advocacy
    The spread of COVID-19 has required safety professionals to reevaluate the steps they can take to protect the health of their workers. As you take steps to address the virus among your workforce, keep these three points in mind.
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    ASSP Responds to Limitations of Stimulus Legislation

    Apr 16, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSP sent letters this week to congressional leaders to voice concern that professional associations are being overlooked in COVID-19 stimulus bills. These organizations are experiencing significant revenue losses and depleting reserve funds due to the pandemic, limiting their ability to provide members the critical support they need.
  • ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Working Together for Safety: OSHA Recordkeeping Guidance

    Apr 15, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • CIG
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/Law
    • President's Message
    • PSs
    In the second episode of our “Working Together for Safety” weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall, CSP, CFPS, ARM, shares insights on OSHA’s interim recordkeeping guidance for COVID-19 cases.

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