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    Early Bird Deadline Approaches for ASSP’s Safety 2021

    Jun 22, 2021
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • Press Release
    • Professional Skills
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    With interest and optimism building for its Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition, ASSP reminds potential attendees the “super early rate” ends Friday, June 25. Now is the time to secure the lowest rate for the dynamic learning and networking event.
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    Safety News You Need: Training and Tools

    Jun 17, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    This week’s link roundup includes news on OSHA training grants for nonprofit organizations;. tips for developing a return to the workplace strategy and more.
  • LGBTQ Pride flag

    What Does It Mean to Come Out as an LGBTQ Safety Professional?

    Jun 16, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Membership
    Coming out at work as an LGBTQ safety professional is often a choice, and it’s complicated for many. Three safety leaders reflect on their experiences.
  • Safety partnership web

    Key Supporters Advance Mission of ASSP Foundation

    Jun 16, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Professional Skills
    • Press Release
    • Education
    Several corporate donors have recently demonstrated their commitment to advancing occupational safety and health by working with the ASSP Foundation in specific ways, ensuring their corporate gifts help more individuals thrive in safety and health careers to protect workers everywhere.
  • Fall protection harness

    What the Updated Z359.11 Standard Means for Full Body Harnesses

    Jun 14, 2021
    • Fall Protection
    • Standards
    • Education
    The recently updated ANSI/ASSP Z359.11-2021 standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification, instruction, training, test methods, inspection use, maintenance and removal from service of full body harnesses.
  • Business people speaking in a hallway

    Safety News You Need: Communication and Collaboration

    Jun 10, 2021
    • Education
    Our link roundup this week includes a reversal on workplace mask requirements, the importance of health and safety for job seekers, how to address worker well-being and more.
  • Healthcare workers donning PPE

    OSHA Issues COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers

    Jun 10, 2021
    • Healthcare PS
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    OSHA has announced it will issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect healthcare workers from exposure to COVID-19.
  • Capitol Building

    ASSP Statement on OSHA’s Emergency Rule for Healthcare Workers

    Jun 10, 2021
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Health & Wellness
    • Standards
    ASSP President Deborah Roy makes a statement in response to today's Emergency Temporary Standard from OSHA that aims to better protect America’s healthcare workers from exposure to COVID-19.
  • U.S. Capitol Dome

    Safety News You Need: OSHA Outlook

    Jun 03, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    This week’s link roundup includes news on the FY 2022 federal budget and what it would mean for employers; new membership on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and more.
  • Foundation scholarships

    ASSP Foundation Awards $328,000 in Scholarships and Grants

    Jun 02, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Value of the Profession
    • Education
    The ASSP Foundation is awarding $328,000 in academic scholarships and professional education grants to 117 individuals to help them achieve their educational and career goals in the occupational safety and health profession.
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    Healthcare Practice Specialty Launches Healthbeat Podcast

    Jun 02, 2021
    • Healthcare PS
    • Member News
    Cory Worden discusses the launch of the ASSP Healthcare Practice Specialty’s Healthbeat podcast, which aims to educate OSH professionals, healthcare professionals and others interested in safety in the healthcare sector.
  • Ken Rueter website

    ASSP Appoints UCOR’s Rueter as Next Public Director

    Jun 01, 2021
    • Public
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    ASSP will welcome a new member to its leadership team on July 1. The Board of Directors appointed UCOR President and CEO Ken Rueter to serve a three-year term on the board as the Society’s public director, a position created in 2015.
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    Members Raise Funds to End Lung Disease in ALA Fight for Air Climb

    May 31, 2021
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Member News
    • WISE
    • Consultants PS
    • YP
    Members of our Central Florida Chapter and ChapterWISE recently participated in the annual American Lung Association (ALA) Fight for Air Climb, in which they climbed 1,000 steps at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL, and raised $3,600 to support ALA’s fight against lung disease (including COVID-19).
  • Businesswoman looking a papers

    Safety News You Need: Rules and Regulations

    May 27, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    Our link roundup this week includes proposed updates to OSHA’s walking-working surfaces standard, guidance on developing workplace mask policies and more.
  • Construction manager writing on a clipboard

    Three Keys to Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities

    May 24, 2021
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    In 2019, 5,333 workers lost their lives as a result of work-related injuries, the highest number of workplace fatalities since 2007. Keep these three keys in mind to help prevent Serious injuries and fatalities at your organization.
  • Businesswoman on a laptop

    Safety News You Need: Guidelines and Initiatives

    May 20, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    This week’s link roundup includes guidance on masking and physical distancing, a study on the health impacts of working long hours and more.
  • Skyline in Austin, Texas

    Registration Opens for ASSP’s Safety 2021

    May 19, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Global Safety
    ASSP has opened registration for its 60th annual event. The Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition will be held Sept. 13-15 in Austin, Texas, as a hybrid experience that features online and in-person components.
  • Businesswoman looking at a computer

    Safety News You Need: Research and Technology

    May 13, 2021
    • Education
    Our link roundup this week includes a milestone for occupational safety and health research, news on using technology to improve working conditions and more.
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    Oh, the Places You Can Go: How Volunteering Improves Your Career

    May 13, 2021
    • Value of the Profession
    • Membership
    Volunteering is a way to give back, an opportunity to be selfless and a chance to contribute to the greater good. It's also a great way to build new skills. Here are five reasons you should consider volunteering with ASSP.
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    Three Safety Experts Honored as ASSP Fellows

    May 13, 2021
    • Value of the Profession
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    ASSP is bestowing the honor of Fellow on three longtime members who have made significant contributions to the OSH profession. Timothy R. Fisher, Michael W. Hayslip and Carl W. Heinlein are the 2021 recipients of the Society’s highest honor.

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