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    ASSP Works to Educate Safety Professionals on Risk

    Sep 23, 2021
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Press Release
    ASSP aims to further educate OSH professionals on the latest techniques and mitigation strategies to combat risk and better protect workers through its online risk education offerings. Three upcoming courses are led by expert instructors in a virtual setting.
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    Safety News You Need: Culture and Communication

    Sep 23, 2021
    • Education
    Effective safety and health management depends on a strong culture and effective communication. Our link roundup this week includes tips for keeping your organization on the right track.
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    OSHA Enhancing Measures to Protect Workers From Exposure to Extreme Heat

    Sep 20, 2021
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Construction
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has launched several activities — including an enforcement initiative, national emphasis program and rulemaking — to combat hazards associated with extreme heat exposure – both indoors and outdoors.
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    OSHA to Issue Additional COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    Sep 10, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    In the coming weeks, OSHA will issue an emergency temporary standard that will require employers with more than 100 employees to require their workforce to be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.
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    Safety News You Need: Prevention and Protection

    Sep 09, 2021
    • Education
    Workplace risks come in many forms. This week’s link roundup includes resources for creating safer and healthier workplaces.
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    Luis Pieretti Appointed to NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors

    Sep 08, 2021
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Member News
    • HSP
    ASSP member Luis Pieretti has been appointed to the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors, a federal advisory committee that provides advice and guidance to the director of NIOSH.
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    ASSP Communities Recognize 2021 Safety Professionals of the Year

    Sep 06, 2021
    • Utilities PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Environmental PS
    • Military BR
    • Consultants PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Management PS
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • BISE
    • WISE
    • YP
    • HSP
    • Member News
    ASSP's practice specialties and common interest groups recognized members for their ongoing efforts and contributions to the Society.
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    Safety News You Need: Being Prepared

    Sep 02, 2021
    • Education
    Proper planning is key to continuous safety and business improvement. Our link roundup this week offers tips on how to prepare for whatever comes your way.
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    ASSP Recognizes 2021 Region Safety Professionals of the Year

    Sep 01, 2021
    • Member News
    ASSP has recognized its Region Safety Professionals of the Year for their ongoing efforts and contributions to the Society.
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    Safety News You Need: Hidden Hazards

    Aug 26, 2021
    • Education
    Workplace hazards come in many forms. This week’s link roundup has resources to help you identify and mitigate hazards that may not be visible to the naked eye.
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    Registration Deadline Approaches for Safety 2021

    Aug 19, 2021
    • Professional Skills
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    Safety and health professionals have just a few days to sign up for the online component of Safety 2021 before the rate increases on Aug. 28. The 60th annual event is Sept. 13-15.
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    Safety News You Need: Workplace Protections

    Aug 19, 2021
    • Education
    This week’s link roundup has resources to help you protect people with effective controls.
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    OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance

    Aug 13, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    OSHA has issued updated guidance on protecting workers from coronavirus. The updates reflect developments in science and data, including the CDC's updated guidance issued July 27.
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    Safety News You Need: Creating a Strong Safety Culture

    Aug 13, 2021
    • Education
    This week’s link roundup offers insights into building a culture where everyone looks out for each other’s safety and can speak up about unsafe conditions without fear.
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    Q&A: How Will Modern Association Governance Position Us for Success?

    Aug 10, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Membership
    Three member leaders discuss how they developed association governance recommendations and why they hope the House of Delegates votes for change next month.
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    Safety News You Need: Summer of Prevention

    Aug 05, 2021
    • Standards
    • Training & Communication
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    Our link roundup this week includes a safety resource for small businesses, a reflection on worker feedback, insights about noise exposure from cicadas and more.
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    5 Tips You Need to Pass Your Safety Certification Exam

    Aug 03, 2021
    • Education
    • Certification Preparation
    Earning a safety certification is a milestone for many in our profession. Here are five tips to help you prepare for your exam.
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    Safety News You Need: Reporting and Communication

    Jul 29, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    Our link roundup this week includes a study on heat-related injuries, information about protecting workers from the delta variant, tips on communicating with workers about updated mask guidance and more.
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    Two ASSP Members Receive Top Women in Safety Award

    Jul 29, 2021
    • International PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Consultants PS
    • WISE
    • Member News
    Two ASSP members were awarded the Top Women in Safety Award by Canadian Occupational Safety, Denise Howitt, CRSP, CRM, and Eldeen Pozniak, CRSP, CMIOSH.
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    Wyatt Bradbury Reflects on Sharing Safety Through Different Mediums

    Jul 28, 2021
    • Member News
    Wyatt Bradbury shares his perspective on using different mediums to share the message of safety. He talks about the value of writing professionally and how podcasts can make safety more accessible.

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