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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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  • ASSP Encourages Involvement in Safe + Sound Week

    Aug 08, 2018
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSP is encouraging involvement in the second-annual Safe + Sound Week held Aug. 13-19. The nationwide campaign – spearheaded by OSHA and co-sponsored by ASSP – aims to build a stronger connection between safe workplaces and sound businesses.
  • Man with VR headset at conference

    Seven Reasons Virtual Reality Isn’t as Scary as You Think

    Aug 08, 2018
    • CIG
    • BISE
    • HSP
    • WISE
    • YP
    • Construction
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    Want to use virtual reality to train your employees? Starting with a goal and understanding the upfront costs can dramatically mitigate the risk. Those first steps can also help safety professionals convince high-level stakeholders that VR isn’t just an expensive trend.
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    Attention Students: Attend the 2018 Future Safety Leaders Conference

    Aug 01, 2018
    • Students
    • Society Update
    ASSP is seeking motivated, energized students for the 14th annual Future Safety Leaders Conference slated to run Nov. 8-9 in Oak Brook, IL.
  • Fall Protection Safety Harness

    The Top 10 Fall Protection Misuses and What to Do About Them

    Jul 31, 2018
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    • Construction
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Slips & Trips
    • Standards
    • Training & Communication
    A peer-reviewed article by Craig Galecka, P.E., CSP, and Shawn Smith, CSP, titled “Fall Protection: Top 10 Misuses & What to Do About Them,” highlights common mistakes that are made when using fall protection equipment, and ways to avoid them.
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    OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

    Jul 30, 2018
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that it says will better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be reidentified with a particular individual. This rulemaking would remove provisions of the agency's current recordkeeping rule.
  • Man at work enduring heat stress

    How to Recognize and Prevent Occupational Heat Stress

    Jul 29, 2018
    • Education
    • YP
    • WISE
    • HSP
    • Construction PS
    • BISE
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Construction
    It’s tougher to beat the heat on job sites than at backyard barbecues this summer. Donald J. Garvey, CSP, CIH, ARM, a construction technical specialist for 3M’s Personal Safety Division, has tips for recognizing and preventing occupational heat stress.
  • three construction workers walking job site

    Technical Q&A: What A10 Standards Apply to Construction and Demolition Safety Management?

    Jul 23, 2018
    • Construction
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    We've received several questions lately asking what A10 standards address safety management for construction and demolition operations. Four standards and our latest technical report offer guidance to help improve safety management in construction.
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    Safety 2018 Attendance and Exposition Were Largest Ever

    Jul 18, 2018
    • Membership
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • Advocacy
    ASSP's signature event continues to grow in popularity. Final numbers from ASSP’s Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in San Antonio show that 8,641 people took part in the June event, surpassing the organization’s previous record crowd in Denver last year.
  • Professor diverse students

    New Academic and Research Council to Advance Safety and Health Profession

    Jul 17, 2018
    • Academics PS
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has created the Council on Academic Affairs and Research, its first new council in 20 years. Among its objectives, the new council will develop and maintain a research agenda that supports the OSH profession, and encourage the translation of research to practice. The group will also work to bring more students into the profession.
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    ASSP Asks OSHA to Recognize ANSI/ASSP Standards for Cranes and Derricks in Construction

    Jul 17, 2018
    • Construction PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Standards
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    ASSP recently submitted comments to OSHA regarding the proposed rule for operator qualifications of cranes and derricks in construction.
  • Why It’s Time to Rethink Cargo Truck Tank Safety

    Why It’s Time to Rethink Cargo Truck Tank Safety

    Jul 12, 2018
    • Management PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Transportation PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Confined Spaces
    Confined space hazards in cargo truck tanks are an afterthought for many employers. A new article by Daniel J. O’Connell, CSP, ASP, CET, outlines the unique risks presented by these environments and provides guidance to help safety professionals.
  • worker using VR

    New ASSP App Brings Virtual Reality to Fall Protection Training

    Jul 11, 2018
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Press Release
    • Fall Protection
    Fall protection training is critical to the safety of workers who perform jobs at height, and ASSP is making it safer and easier for them to learn best practices through a virtual reality application. The new ASSP VR Fall Protection Experience enables workers to train in settings that mirror actual environments without the associated dangers.
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    Using Virtual Reality as a Fall Protection Training Tool

    Jul 10, 2018
    • Utilities PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Standards
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Military BR
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Management PS
    • International PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Education
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction PS
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    When working at height, all involved must understand the hazards present in such environments. ASSP’s new VR Fall Protection Experience app provides an immersive experience in which users enter a virtual environment to learn how to operate safely when working at height.
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    Six Tips That Will Help You Become a Safety 2019 Speaker

    Jul 06, 2018
    • Education
    Are you thinking about submitting a proposal to speak at ASSP's annual conference next June in New Orleans, LA, but not sure what to talk about? Here are six tips to get your thought process flowing.
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    Machine Shop Safety: Learning From Incidents to Improve Safety Performance

    Jun 28, 2018
    • Consultants PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Fire Protection PS
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Machine Guard
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Featured
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    Following a workplace injury, Woods Hole Oceanographic institution (WHOI) developed a comprehensive machine shop safety program to proactively address the safety issues that existed in its 25 machine shops
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    OSHA Silica Enforcement: Behind the Statistics

    Jun 27, 2018
    Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP
    • Advocacy
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Management PS
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Government Affairs
    • Engineering PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Construction PS
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Construction
    Federal OSHA enforcement of its requirements for general industry and maritime under the new silica rule started on June 23, 2018. However, OSHA will assist employers that are making good-faith efforts to meet the new standard’s requirements during the first 30 days of enforcement.
  • Wind turbines

    ASSP Publishes First U.S. Standard for Construction and Demolition of Wind Turbines

    Jun 26, 2018
    • Consultants PS
    • Management PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Construction PS
    • Utilities PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Construction
    ASSP has published the first U.S. industry consensus standard written specifically for the construction and demolition of wind turbines. The groundbreaking standard establishes minimum requirements for protecting workers involved with utility-scale, land-based wind turbines.
  • Expo Hall at Safety 2018

    Safety 2018 in the News: It’s Been a Year of Change

    Jun 19, 2018
    • Education
    Safety 2018 celebrated the diversity and energy of ASSP members who dedicate their lives to keeping workers safe. Thousands of individuals helped make this event a reality, and the industry news coming out of the conference reflects their expertise and efforts. 
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    CSHS Supports Proposal for Companies to Disclose Human Capital Metrics

    Jun 19, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Advocacy
    CSHS has filed one of many letters of support of a petition from the Human Capital Management Coalition. The coalition is calling for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to require companies to disclose key human capital metrics.
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    ASSP to welcome Alaska Tanker’s Mathur as new public director

    Jun 18, 2018
    • Safety Management
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP will welcome a new member to its leadership team on July 1. The Board of Directors appointed Anil Mathur to serve a two-year term on the board as the Society’s public director – a position created in 2015 to gain a corporate perspective from outside the occupational safety and health profession. Mathur is president and CEO of Alaska Tanker Company.

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