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    Page-Bottorff named ASSE's 2018 Safety Professional of the Year

    Apr 23, 2018
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    Tim Page-Bottorff, a highly respected safety trainer, mentor and motivational speaker who is often called a “public utilities safety guru,” is ASSE's 2018 Safety Professional of the Year. He has taken innovative steps to advance the safety and health profession while being influential with safety training for school-age children.
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    Winn named ASSE’s 2018 Outstanding Safety Educator

    Apr 18, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    Dr. Gary Winn, a highly regarded educator within the occupational safety and health profession and ASSE member for 25 years, is the 2018 William Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. Winn is a professor of safety management in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at West Virginia University.
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    ASSP Foundation awards more than $375,000 in scholarships and grants

    Apr 16, 2018
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    Thanks to a growing group of generous donors, the ASSE Foundation is celebrating a record year by awarding more than $375,000 in scholarships and grants to 117 individuals seeking advancement in the occupational safety and health profession. This year’s distribution tops the Foundation’s previous record of $303,665 in 2017.
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    ASSE election results highlighted by Medina’s move to president

    Apr 12, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    ASSE has completed its 2018 Society elections and congratulates its new leaders, whose terms begin July 1. Rixio Medina will become ASSE’s new president for 2018-19. “Elections are the heart of a professional society, and I’m happy to see our members staying involved and being committed to voting,” said President Jim Smith.
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    10 Things That Inspire Great Volunteers

    Apr 09, 2018
    • Advocacy
    Volunteer leadership is the backbone of the American Society of Safety Professionals. Many volunteers have advice for future leaders, often derived from experience making workplaces safer and stronger.
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    President Jim Smith Addresses EKU Students on Career Outlook

    Apr 01, 2018
    • Society Update
    • Students
    President Jim Smith recently addressed students at Eastern Kentucky University about the future outlook for the OSH profession and how the Society supports safety professionals throughout their careers.
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    First Place in the First Microlearning Contest Goes To

    Mar 19, 2018
    • Training & Communication
    • WISE
    • Membership
    • Education
    We put out a call for microlearning module submissions with a new twist – there would be a competition among all chapters, Practice Specialties and Common Interest Groups. Now, we're happy to announce that with five submissions, first place goes to the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Common Interest Group.
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    Goal Setting to Improve Organizational Performance

    Mar 16, 2018
    • Safety Management
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    • Education
    It’s time for leaders to move beyond incident-based metrics, explains Michael Fackler. He has six steps to help you reimagine your organization’s safety goals.
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    Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems

    Mar 15, 2018
    • Standards
    As secretariat of the ANSI-accredited A10 standards committee, ASSP collaborates with stakeholders to develop industry consensus standards that address safety requirements for construction and demolition operations.
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    How Do Time Changes Impact Worker Fatigue and Safety?

    Mar 13, 2018
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    It’s easy to underestimate the impact of a time change, but experts say losing an hour of sleep can be significant. Here’s what you can do to address fatigue.
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    What Is Mindfulness and How Can It Improve Safety?

    Mar 08, 2018
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    Safety professionals know it’s important to pay attention. But when the word “mindfulness” enters the conversation, some people shut down and stop listening.
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    Z359 Standard Receiving Industry Recognition

    Mar 07, 2018
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    • Standards
    • Advocacy
    • Fall Protection
    As secretariat of the ANSI-accredited Z359 standards committee, ASSP collaborates with a diverse group of stakeholders to develop consensus standards that address work-related falls, which continue to be a leading cause of injuries and fatalities.
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    Media advisory: Journalists invited to Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    Mar 06, 2018
    • Press Release
    ASSE’s Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference & Exposition, a global workplace safety event with people from 40 countries participating as presenters, exhibitors and attendees. A key panel discussion will have experts addressing the active shooter issue and ways to reduce risks of workplace violence.
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    Active shooter technical report in development to improve workplace safety

    Mar 01, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSE is taking steps to help curb workplace incidents involving active shooters. A working group of safety and health experts is providing insights into the development of an active shooter technical report, which could guide organizations toward safer work environments. A related panel discussion is set for Safety 2018 in San Antonio.
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    Machinery Safety: Finding the Right Safeguard Solutions

    Feb 22, 2018
    • Standards
    • Advocacy
    With so many potential risks and hazards associated with machinery, it can be difficult to know where to begin and which safeguards to put in place. Start here.
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    Publication date set for new global safety standard

    Feb 20, 2018
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    A highly anticipated global standard aimed at creating safer workplaces everywhere will be published on March 12, according to the International Organization for Standardization that spearheaded the five-year development process with support from ASSE. Companies can purchase ISO 45001 from ASSE beginning that week.
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    ASSP LearnEx offers two new courses for safety professionals

    Feb 20, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    ASSP expanded its course offerings in online learning. Two ASSP LearnEx courses debut in March that focus on risk assessment and the new global safety standard, ISO 45001. Participants get the same level of content and engagement as in-person classes while learning at their own pace anywhere an Internet connection is available.
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    How to Recruit and Evaluate Safety Personnel

    Feb 15, 2018
    • Membership
    • Professional Skills
    • Advocacy
    Need a framework to help you evaluate safety personnel? The Singapore Accord, a call to action signed at a 2017 meeting in Singapore, can help.
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    New global standard considered a milestone in creating safer workplaces

    Jan 31, 2018
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    A significant standard was approved after five years in the making – ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, spearheaded by ISO with support from ASSE. The first-of-its-kind global consensus model provides a framework that can reduce workplace risks and improve business outcomes worldwide.
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    Self-Evaluation Checklist: Are You a Safety Professional?

    Jan 19, 2018
    • Professional Skills
    • Advocacy
    Not all safety professionals have the same responsibilities. Identify the subtle differences that distinguish OSH professionals from OSH practitioners.

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