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    Attendees save on SeminarFest 2018 by registering before Jan. 22

    Jan 11, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    Safety professionals must act fast to save on registration for one of the nation’s premier occupational safety and health education events. ASSE will end regular registration for SeminarFest 2018 on Jan. 22. Higher fees will apply to late registrants of the immersive learning experience held Feb. 1-8 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.
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    Veterans encouraged to explore post-military careers in workplace safety

    Jan 10, 2018
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    The qualities of military veterans are also the traits of an OSH professional, which is why ASSE believes that military members separating from the U.S. Armed Forces should consider workplace safety as a second career. Safety professionals keep people protected by analyzing and controlling on-the-job risks and hazards.
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    ANSI/ASSP Z390.1-2017 and Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs

    Jan 02, 2018
    • Standards
    • Advocacy
    Originally created in 1994, ANSI/ASSE Z390.1, Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs, was developed to establish appropriate hydrogen sulfide (H2S) safety training for those working in the oil and gas industry. The Z390.1 committee has published a 2017 revision (ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017) of the standard, which incorporates information to accommodate the needs of other industries. In addition, changes were made to update references to technology, as well as editorial cleanup.
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    Microlearning FAQs: Learn How to Get Smarter Faster

    Dec 26, 2017
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    • Manufacturing PS
    • Construction PS
    • Management PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    Microlearning, an informal training method that has gained popularity in recent years, is emerging as an effective way to convey important concepts in short amounts of time. Is microlearning right for you? Here are three of our most frequently asked questions.
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    The 7 Steps of Confined Space Rescue

    Dec 21, 2017
    • Advocacy
    • Confined Spaces
    • Standards
    If a team member is injured, incapacitated or trapped in a confined space, these steps will help you prepare for and lead a rescue in a timely manner.
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    What Is the Singapore Accord and How Does It Clarify OSH Roles?

    Dec 20, 2017
    • WISE
    • HSP
    • Professional Skills
    • YP
    • Consultants PS
    • Utilities PS
    • Transportation PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Military BR
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Management PS
    • International PS
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • Fire Protection PS
    • Ergonomics PS
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    • Engineering PS
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    • BISE
    • Academics PS
    • Advocacy
    Which skills should each type of OSH employee bring to the table? What are those different types? The Singapore Accord, a call-to-action signed at a 2017 meeting in Singapore, encourages OSH organizations to adopt a global framework that helps answer those and other important questions.
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    ASSE prepared to help reverse trend of fatal workplace injuries

    Dec 19, 2017
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Education
    ASSE pledges to work with its extensive network of members and stakeholders to help address fatal occupational injuries that increased for the third straight year according to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, up 7 percent from 2015.
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    Registration opens for ASSE’s Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    Dec 12, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    Registration is open for ASSE’s Safety 2018 PDC in San Antonio. The nation's largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals – expected to draw more than 8,000 people from 40 countries – takes place June 3-6 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center along the San Antonio River Walk.​
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    Hudson honored by IOSH with President’s Distinguished Service Award

    Dec 08, 2017
    • Press Release
    ASSE Executive Director Dennis Hudson was honored with the President’s Distinguished Service Award by the U.K.-based Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to IOSH or the occupational safety and health profession for several years.
  • ASSE launches search for new executive director

    Dec 07, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSE is working with executive search firm Korn Ferry to hire its next executive director. Dennis Hudson, ASSE's current executive director, is set to retire in April after two years in that position and 10 years at the Society overall. His replacement will become the eighth executive director since ASSE was founded in 1911.
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    New International Report Cites CSHS Metrics

    Nov 21, 2017
    • Advocacy
    Businesses across the globe are fundamentally changing the ways they approach OHS, with new strategies recognizing the importance of social, mental and financial well-being. A new report from the International SOS Foundation and Sancroft recognizes Center for Safety and Health Sustainability’s position at the forefront of this industry-wide shift and features a few key CSHS metrics.
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    Technical Update: OSHA References ANSI/ASSE Z359 in Clarifying Fall Protection Training

    Nov 13, 2017
    • Standards
    • Training & Communication
    • OSHA/Law
    • Advocacy
    In a letter of interpretation OSHA indicates that fall protection trainers who are compliant with ANSI/ASSP Z359 (fall protection/arrest) and ANSI/ASSP Z490 (OSH training) will meet the definition of qualified in the agency's Walking and Working Surfaces rule.
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    Workplace injuries decline, but ASSE wants further improvements in job safety

    Nov 10, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSE is encouraged after seeing data that shows a decrease in occupational injuries and illnesses, but the world’s oldest professional safety organization knows even more can be done to protect workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that workplace injuries at private industry employers were down by 48,500 cases in 2016.
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    Research workshop ignites effort to improve workplace safety

    Nov 01, 2017
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    Additional scientific research and a broad sharing of existing data are needed by OSH practitioners across the country to better protect workers in every industry. That’s why ASSE brought together dozens of industry leaders and safety experts for a research workshop at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare that aimed to create a new wave of progress.
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    Statement from ASSE on nomination of Scott Mugno as head of OSHA

    Oct 31, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • OSHA/Law
    Jim Smith, president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, made a statement regarding the nomination of Scott Mugno as head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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    Harvard study identifies human capital metrics measured by global companies

    Oct 23, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Health & Wellness
    Human capital metrics, including occupational safety and health data, frequently are collected by a majority of global companies, yet many of these firms are not publicly reporting the information, according to a study released today by the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program in conjunction with CSHS.
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    ASSE stands behind U.S. Chemical Safety Board

    Oct 17, 2017
    Blaine Krage
    • Government Affairs
    • Press Release
    The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – representing more than 37,000 occupational safety and health professionals across the globe – supports the mission of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) and is deeply troubled that the CSB is targeted for elimination in President Trump’s budget blueprint for 2018.
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    ASSE Foundation awards record amount of scholarships and grants

    Oct 16, 2017
    Blaine Krage
    • Press Release
    Thanks to a growing group of generous donors, the ASSE Foundation is celebrating a record year by awarding more than $303,000 in scholarships and grants to 116 students and society members. The Foundation announces its annual recipients every April in support of the occupational safety and health profession nationwide.
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    ASSE earns reaccreditation for education programs and learning events

    Oct 05, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    ASSE has been reaccredited by IACET for another five years, reinforcing its position as a leading source for education for occupational safety and health professionals. Earning reaccreditation enables ASSE to continue its practice of issuing CEUs for completion of its webinars, online courses and in-person classes and training.
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    An Inside Look at the Online course Prevention Through Design Course

    Sep 28, 2017
    • WISE
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • Environmental PS
    • Academics PS
    • Transportation PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Military BR
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Management PS
    • International PS
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Fire Protection PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Education
    • HSP
    • YP
    • Construction PS
    • BISE
    Online courses are an avenue through which OSH professionals can complete the Society’s formal courses via a completely online experience. Participants receive the same level of course content and educational engagement, but can learn at their own pace anywhere an Internet connection is available.

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