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    ASSE’s SeminarFest 2018 to educate and empower safety professionals

    Sep 21, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    Many occupational safety and health professionals take significant steps in their careers year after year because of a unique education event called SeminarFest that empowers them to dig deeper. ASSE is now taking registrations for the Feb. 1-8 immersive learning experience at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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    ASSE signs landmark Singapore Accord to advance global workplace health and safety

    Sep 05, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    A significant step toward safer and healthier workplaces was taken Sept. 3 when ASSE joined more than 40 organizations from around the world in the landmark signing of the Singapore Accord, which presents a global capability framework for the occupational health and safety professional. It was spearheaded by INSHPO.
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    CSHS encourages safety and health professionals to comment on sustainability standard

    Aug 30, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    CSHS is encouraging safety and health professionals around the world to let their voices be heard on a key international standard connected to corporate sustainability. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) seeks feedback on proposed updates to GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety. The comment period is open through Oct. 9.
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    By wide margin, members approve switch to American Society of Safety Professionals

    Aug 16, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    The world’s oldest professional safety society will adopt a new name following a historic membership vote that was overwhelmingly in favor of the change. ASSE will become the American Society of Safety Professionals next year when it unveils a redesigned website in conjunction with Safety 2018 in San Antonio.
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    NIOSH Report Highlights Second Decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda

    Aug 16, 2017
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    NIOSH has released National Occupational Research Agenda: Second Decade in Review | 2006-2016, a new publication that highlights ten years of OSH research and accesses its impact.
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    CSHS study supports standardization of sustainability reporting to improve workplace safety

    Aug 01, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    CSHS issued a report on its second analysis of how recognized “sustainable” companies report occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities. It's a step forward in showing how global initiatives that index corporate sustainability can include companies’ commitment to safe and healthy workers.
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    Safety 2017 achieves record number of attendees and exhibitors

    Jul 31, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    The final numbers are in, and ASSE has officially held its biggest safety conference and exposition in the event’s 56-year history. Safety 2017 in Denver attracted 5,244 attendees and 640 exhibitors, easily surpassing its previous highs. Attendance was up 23 percent from last year’s event. Nearly one-fourth of the crowd was non-members.
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    The Role of Consensus Standards in Advancing Safety

    Jun 20, 2017
    Peggy Ross, R.N., M.S., COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, CSP, CPE
    • Standards
    Consensus standards provide invaluable guidance resources for OSH professionals to apply in their roles to protect people, property and the environment. ASSP has increased its presence in the standards-development arena to become a leader in the evolution of voluntary OSH standards.
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    House of Delegates supports ASSE’s new name while keeping current logo

    Jun 19, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    A significant step was taken toward a new name for ASSE when its House of Delegates voted in favor of a title that better reflects its diverse membership. The proposed new name is the American Society of Safety Professionals, which now heads to an electronic membership vote that spans 45 days.
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    Safety 2017 to deliver record attendance, insightful programs in Denver

    Jun 01, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    More than two weeks before Safety 2017 in Denver, ASSE already knows this year’s turnout will rank No. 1 in the event’s 56-year history. Registrations have climbed to 4,730, and the event has a chance to exceed 5,000 attendees. ASSE’s previous record crowd occurred at Safety 2011 in Chicago, which attracted 4,535 participants.
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    ASSE to bestow Fellow designation on two longtime members

    May 23, 2017
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    ASSE is bestowing the honor of Fellow on two longtime members who have made significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession. Fay Feeney and C. Gary Lopez are the 2017 recipients of the Society’s highest honor. "Fay and Gary are highly deserving of this special designation," said President Tom Cecich.
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    Hot off the ASSE press: Actively Caring for People’s Safety

    May 18, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    A new behavior-based safety guidebook published by ASSE is now available on the Society’s website. "Actively Caring for People's Safety: How to Cultivate a Brother's/Sister's Keeper Work Culture" features lessons on the fundamental principles for cultivating an actively caring culture in any organization.
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    ASSE crafts OSHA Reform Blueprint to improve workplace safety and health

    May 11, 2017
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • OSHA/Law
    ASSE has crafted an “OSHA Reform Blueprint” that details its priorities and vision for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a time of political change. The eight-page proposal calls for reforms to emphasize the management of risk, sharpen the agency’s focus on productive policies, and fill legislative and regulatory gaps.
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    Record attendance taking shape for Safety 2017 in Denver

    May 03, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    ASSE is busy preparing for its biggest event of the year, and it may turn out to be the Society’s most-attended event in its 106-year history. Registration is on a record-setting pace for the Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Denver. Attendance has topped 4,200 and will continue to rise.
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    Popov and Rajendran named ASSE’s 2017 Outstanding Safety Educators

    Apr 28, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    Georgi Popov and Sathy Rajendran, highly regarded educators within the OSH profession, have each been selected to receive ASSE's 2017 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator Award. The two educators will be honored during ASSE’s Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Denver.
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    Effects & Non-Effects of Congressional Action on Volks Rule

    Apr 27, 2017
    Gary L. Visscher, Esq.
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    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    • OSHA/Law
    Legislation directed at OSHA seldom makes it through Congress, so when an OSHA bill is signed into law, it gets attention and generates questions. And so it has been with H.J. Res. 83, the “resolution of disapproval” of OSHA’s Volks rule that passed both houses of Congress last month and was signed by President Trump.
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    Bethancourt named ASSE’s 2017 Safety Professional of the Year

    Apr 26, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    Jeremy Bethancourt, government affairs chair of ASSE's Arizona Chapter, has been selected as ASSE's 2017 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year. He plays a lead role in getting billboards posted throughout Arizona to bring attention to the dangers of distracted driving and the hazards of heat stress.
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    ASSE urges involvement in safety campaigns to reduce work-related injuries

    Apr 13, 2017
    • Press Release
    There is one overlooked question that people across North America should ask themselves: “Is my loved one safe at work today?” This spring, ASSE is building on that critical question and encouraging people to get involved in one or more of several workplace safety campaigns that can make a difference in reducing risks.
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    ASSE considering new name and logo to reflect diverse membership

    Apr 12, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    ASSE is considering a new name and logo after more than 100 years of being at the forefront of the occupational safety and health field. If approved by members, the new name would be the American Society of Safety Professionals. "Our name should reflect the diverse makeup of our membership," said ASSE President Tom Cecich.
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    ASSE’s Nigeria Safety Summit demonstrates that safety is a universal language

    Mar 29, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    As a global organization, ASSE works with its members from more than 80 countries to elevate the safety profession and help protect workers through education, advocacy and standards development. Its latest success was the 2017 Nigeria Safety Summit held March 21-25 that included sessions led by ASSE President Tom Cecich.

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