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American Society of Safety Professionals is your source for insights on trends in the safety profession, including developments in safety management, worker safety, government and regulatory affairs and standards.

 

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  • Safety professional man with glasses starting a job

    Starting a Job as a Safety Professional: 5 Things to Know

    Jan 10, 2022
    • Professional Skills
    • Membership
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    Whether it’s your first job, you became a safety professional unexpectedly or you’ve been doing this a while, these five things will set you up for success.
  • Two safety professional men in PPE on a job site

    9 Lessons in Advanced Safety Management From a Legendary Professional

    Dec 23, 2021
    • Safety Management
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    Fred Manuele has more than a few decades of experience in safety management. Take these nine lessons with you as you head into the next phase of your career.
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    ASSP Sees Uncertainty in Workplace Fatality Report

    Dec 17, 2021
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP is concerned about the uncertainty it perceives in newly released fatality data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS reported a decline in fatal work injuries in 2020, but fatal illnesses such as COVID-19 and work-related cancers are out of scope for this statistical report.
  • Safety professional woman in polka dot blouse looking out the window and thinking about leadership with a teal background

    Safety Leadership Checklist: Do You Have What It Takes?

    Dec 16, 2021
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    Safety leadership is a mind-set and a skill set that is essential for protecting others on the job. Do you have what it takes? Use this checklist to find out.
  • Reading book

    Safety Professionals Turn to ASSP for Knowledge

    Dec 14, 2021
    • Textbooks
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Certification Preparation
    In addition to being a leading resource for occupational safety and health conferences, industry standards, education courses and networking opportunities, ASSP is the place to go for books and technical publications that cover every facet of workplace safety.
  • Engineer holding a clipboard on a job site

    Q&A: Proactively Preparing for OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    Dec 08, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Health & Wellness
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    With the Supreme Court poised to weigh in on OSHA's emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 vaccination and testing, employers can take steps to proactively prepare policies that align with the standard.
  • Phoenix

    Final Days of Best Rate for SafetyFOCUS 2022

    Dec 01, 2021
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Press Release
    • Certification Preparation
    • Fall Protection
    The opportunity for occupational safety and health professionals to secure the best deal for SafetyFOCUS 2022 expires soon. The super early bird rate ends Thursday, Dec. 2.
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    ASSP Foundation Legacy Donors Pay It Forward

    Nov 29, 2021
    • Transportation PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Management PS
    • Environmental PS
    • Consultants PS
    • YP
    • Member News
    • BISE
    • WISE
    The ASSP Foundation’s Legacy Donor Program offers a way for dedicated safety professionals to continue moving the profession forward with what they leave behind.
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    OSH Generations: Megan Merbach

    Nov 23, 2021
    • Member News
    Here's the story of Megan Merbach, CSP, a senior environmental, safety and health engineer at Lockheed Martin, and her father, Kurt Merbach, a safety manager at an oil refinery for 37 years.
  • Safety professional woman taking a break at work and experiencing burnout

    Q&A: Which Burnout Interventions Improve Workplace Safety?

    Nov 18, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    Multiple industries are reporting widespread burnout on their teams. How can organizations address this problem and improve workplace safety and health?
  • Businesswoman at her desk looking at a computer

    10 Ways for Safety Professionals to Earn Continuing Education Units

    Nov 18, 2021
    • Education
    • Certification Preparation
    There’s no shortage of opportunities to earn CEUs as you continue your safety education. Here are 10 ways to get on the path to recertification.
  • Phoenix

    Registration Opens for SafetyFOCUS 2022

    Nov 11, 2021
    • Professional Skills
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Certification Preparation
    • Safety Management
    • Fall Protection
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has opened registration for SafetyFOCUS 2022 in its new location in Phoenix. The 10-day immersive education experience will take place Feb. 21 to March 4 and will feature online and in-person components for the first time.
  • Wooden-gavel-on-a-desk

    The Impact of the Stay on OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    Nov 11, 2021
    • Health & Wellness
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    Two legal experts share insight on the impact of the stay on OSHA's emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 vaccination and testing.
  • COVID-19 vaccination card in gloved hand

    OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing

    Nov 04, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    OSHA has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccination and testing. The ETS establishes requirements for employers with 100 or more employees.
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    New and Revised Standards Help Employers Better Protect Workers

    Nov 02, 2021
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Standards
    • Construction
    • Fall Protection
    As a global leader in the development of workplace safety and health standards, ASSP has published several new and revised voluntary national consensus standards that help employers minimize on-the-job risks to better protect their workers.
  • Capitol Building

    ASSP Looks Forward to Working With New Head of OSHA

    Oct 26, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Value of the Profession
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    ASSP is pleased to learn of Monday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Doug Parker to lead OSHA as the 13th assistant secretary of labor. "This leadership role was unoccupied for too long, and the position is more important than ever," said ASSP President Brad Giles.
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    Two Members Honored With 2020-2021 ASSP Foundation Distinguished Service Award

    Oct 25, 2021
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    • Management PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Construction PS
    • YP
    • Member News
    Each year, the ASSP Foundation recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievement, commitment and support of the organization. For 2020-2021, two individuals were honored with the ASSP Foundation's Distinguished Service Award: Justin Bielss, GSP, and Donald S. Burke, Ph.D.
  • Leader of safety training programs speaking-with-a-worker

    Why the Best Safety Training Programs Make Personal Connections

    Oct 18, 2021
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    The best safety training programs use personal connections to strengthen culture, communicate best practices and gain buy-in. Are you doing these five things?
  • Businesswoman writing while sitting at her desk

    What to Do With Your Safety Certification When You Advance: ASP to CSP

    Oct 15, 2021
    • Education
    • Certification Preparation
    When one safety certification is a prerequisite for another, as the ASP is for the CSP, it can be tough to decide whether to keep both. Here are your options.
  • Capitol Building

    ASSP Forms Policy Statements on Heat Stress and Pandemic

    Oct 14, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    ASSP developed new policy statements on anticipated federal standards related to heat stress and COVID-19 as it aims to inform government officials and key stakeholders in improving the regulatory approach to workplace safety and health.

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