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  • People wearing surgical mask sitting in subway in Shanghai

    Coronavirus Information for Employers

    Jan 28, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has published a web page to help employers understand the new coronovirus outbreak, learn what it means to their employees and find resources that provide more specific precautions.
  • Female surgeon putting on surgical gloves before operation

    PPE in Healthcare: How to Prevent Exposure and Contamination

    Jan 22, 2020
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    Without the proper PPE, healthcare workers are putting their own safety, health and well-being and that of the public at risk. Understand these three concepts.
  • Group of safety professionals networking at a table in a bright room

    5 Ways the ASSP Community Is Different Than LinkedIn

    Jan 17, 2020
    • Membership
    • PSs
    • CIG
    The ASSP Community is a new online forum for members. Here are five things that make it different from LinkedIn and other social platforms.
  • Instructor in classroom

    Planning Ahead: Instructors Sought for SafetyFOCUS 2021

    Jan 15, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Certification Preparation
    ASSP is already recruiting instructors for SafetyFOCUS 2021 that shifts to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It’s an opportunity for safety experts to make a difference by contributing to the continuing education of OSH professionals.
  • Man and woman on construction site discussing building plans

    How to Build a Successful Safety and Health Management System

    Jan 14, 2020
    • Featured
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    • CIG
    Two new documents from the ANSI/ASSP Z10 Committee provide comprehensive guidelines for implementing and maintaining an occupational health and safety management system.
  • Construction workers discussing plans

    The Fall Protection Lifeline: A Safety Professional’s Guide to Self-Retracting Devices

    Jan 13, 2020
    • CIG
    • Featured
    • Education
    • Construction
    • Fall Protection
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Featured
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Featured
    • Confined Spaces
    An effective fall protection system has many parts. Here’s what you and your team need to know about self-retracting devices.
  • Data report 2

    Rising Workplace Fatalities Must Be Met With Standards, Safety Systems

    Dec 17, 2019
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    ASSP is urging employers to be more active in adopting voluntary national consensus standards and implementing safety and health management systems in response to newly released data. The BLS reported that 5,250 fatal work injuries occurred in 2018, a 2 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Safety 2019 expo web

    Registration Opens for Safety 2020 in Orlando

    Dec 16, 2019
    • Professional Skills
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • Press Release
    Registration is open for the nation’s largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals. ASSP expects to draw more than 5,000 attendees from 40 countries to its Safety 2020 Professional Development Conference and Exposition. The event takes place June 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
  • Businesswoman participating in e-learning at her desk

    How to Develop an Effective E-learning Program

    Dec 13, 2019
    • Featured
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    When developing an electronic learning (or e-learning) program, use these five tips from ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 to ensure learners remember what they need to know.
  • Online learning

    Virtual Symposium Stresses Value of Safety Management Systems

    Dec 12, 2019
    • Construction
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Construction PS
    • Press Release
    ASSP is holding a one-day virtual symposium that will focus on occupational health and safety management systems and how they can reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities in any organization. The symposium will include four webinars and provide registrants with two standards for free.
  • Group of workers in a poultry processing plant

    Let’s Talk Turkey: A Day in the Life of a Poultry Safety Professional

    Nov 26, 2019
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Ventilation
    • Training & Communication
    • Slips & Trips
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    Behind every piece of poultry brought to the market is a safety professional working to implement measures to protect the workers processing the poultry as well as the consumers eating it.
  • Businessman giving presentation in a conference room

    4 Tips for Developing Effective Safety and Health Training

    Nov 15, 2019
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Featured
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • CIG
    Whether your people are manufacturing auto parts or building cabinets, they need to know how to be safe. Learn how to develop safety training that works.
  • Young woman safety professional in yellow blouse negotiating her salary

    How to Negotiate Your Salary as a Safety Professional

    Nov 15, 2019
    • Students
    • Value of the Profession
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    Every safety professional will need to negotiate their salary at some point in their careers. These five key strategies will help you earn what you’re worth.
  • Data report

    ASSP Says Injury Rate Unacceptable, Calls for Employers to Act

    Nov 11, 2019
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    ASSP is calling on employers to take steps to protect America’s workers from injury and illness in response to newly released data. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in 2018, unchanged from the previous year. It was the first time since 2012 that the rate did not decrease.
  • ISO Technical Committee 283 meeting in Kigali Rwanda

    Global Focus on Safety Management Systems Grows: Report From ISO TC 283

    Nov 11, 2019
    • Featured
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • PSs
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    At its recent meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, ISO Technical Committee 283 continued its development and enhancement of the ISO 45000 family of standards.
  • Young safety professional woman managing a conflict at work in a brown jacket

    10 Ways Safety Professionals Can Better Manage Conflict

    Nov 07, 2019
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    Conflict is inevitable, but the way safety professionals respond can make a big difference. Use these 10 tips to help you manage disputes like a boss.
  • Businesswoman giving presentation to a group of colleagues

    4 Keys to Changing Your Safety Culture

    Nov 04, 2019
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • PSs
    • Professional Skills
    • Education
    • Featured
    • CIG
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Advocacy
    Changing your safety culture is easier said than done. But expert Pete Susca has four steps you can take to better integrate safety into your business.
  • Confined space warning sign on sidewalk

    6 Questions That Help Define Confined Space Safety

    Nov 04, 2019
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Confined Spaces
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    Confined spaces have unique hazards and risks that organizations need to address. Answering a few key questions can help you ensure that workers stay safe.
  • Four construction workers talking

    OSHA Implements New Weighting System for Workplace Safety and Health Inspections

    Oct 25, 2019
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA's new weighting system for inspections is now in effect. Its aim is to focus the agency's enforcement activities on critical areas where it can have the greatest impact.
  • Two businessmen in an office meeting

    Four Elements of a Successful OSHA Consultation

    Oct 24, 2019
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • PSs
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    • Advocacy
    • CIG
    Before you begin an OSHA consultation, keep these four elements in mind to help ensure a smooth and successful process.

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