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  • Man with flu resting on couch

    COVID-19: CDC Guidance on Returning to Work

    Apr 02, 2020
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Global Safety
    With the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise, what steps should you take if one of your workers has the virus, and when should they be allowed to return to work? The CDC offers guidance on prudent timelines for different scenarios.
  • Working remotely

    Recorded Education Sessions Free for Limited Time

    Mar 31, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Fleet Safety
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fall Protection
    • Health & Wellness
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    For a limited time, ASSP is providing free online access to 330 recorded education sessions on many issues connected to workplace safety and health. Industry professionals can engage in on-demand learning from wherever they are located to gain knowledge from the experts who presented at Safety 2019 in New Orleans.
  • Engineer using a tablet

    How to Apply the Hierarchy of Controls in a Pandemic

    Mar 31, 2020
    • Education
    Using an established framework like the hierarchy of controls is a foundational concept for solving OSH challenges during a health emergency like COVID-19.
  • N95 respirator

    How to Qualitatively Fit Test Your Respirators

    Mar 26, 2020
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Global Safety
    A new video provides comprehensive guidance on OSHA fit testing procedures featured in Appendix A of 1910.134 to help ensure a proper fit.
  • Woman safety professional briefing staff

    7 Elements of Effective Risk and Crisis Communication

    Mar 26, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Global Safety
    • PSs
    • Training & Communication
    • Professional Skills
    • CIG
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    When a crisis occurs, effective communication can help ensure your audience is safe and informed. These seven points can help you craft an effective risk or crisis communication strategy.
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    ASSP Update on Government Affairs and Standards Development

    Mar 25, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    Listen to our recorded webinar to hear the latest updates on ASSP government affairs and standards development initiatives.
  • Online learning

    ASSP’s Free Online Resources Include COVID-19 Podcasts

    Mar 25, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    ASSP is providing free online resources to help its members and the OSH community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new three-part podcast explores how OSH professionals can protect their organization’s workers while helping to slow the spread of the virus. It features ASSP's Deb Roy and Tim Fisher.
  • Engineer inspecting a factory

    Safety News You Need: Risk Assessment and Management

    Mar 20, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Education
    Occupational safety and health professionals and their organizations are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this edition of Safety News You Need, we’re sharing some resources on risk assessment and risk management.
  • Construction worker wearing hearing protection

    Preventing Hearing Loss in Construction and Demolition

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Construction
    While noise may not seem as dangerous as other hazards present on construction and demolition sites, it can have a tremendous impact on worker safety and health. Here are a few things to remember to protect workers' hearing.
  • Young safety professional recording data

    Injury/Illness Recordkeeping and COVID-19: Updated OSHA Guidance

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    OSHA has issued updated guidance related to work-related cases of COVID-19.
  • Factory workers examining charts

    NIOSH Practices in Occupational Risk Assessment

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • PSs
    • CIG
    A new NIOSH document guides readers through the process and logic the agency uses to conduct chemical risk assessments in the workplace.
  • Pharmacist holding N95 respirators

    UPDATED: OSHA Provides Temporary Guidance for Respirator Fit-Testing

    Mar 17, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Featured
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Featured
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • CIG
    • Global Safety
    OSHA has issued temporary guidance for is respiratory protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134, regarding required annual fit-testing of general use respirators.
  • Engineer using a tablet

    Safety News You Need: Technology in Workplace Safety

    Mar 13, 2020
    • CIG
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    Occupational safety and health is a dynamic, ever-changing field. Our Safety News You Need is a great resource on the latest tools and information you need to protect your workforce.
  • CDC/Alissa Eckert/Dan Higgins

    Coronavirus Q&A Session Will Help Inform Safety Professionals

    Mar 12, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    With the COVID-19 outbreak generating many questions, ASSP will host a free question-and-answer session for OSH professionals to learn more about responding to the pandemic. The online event March 18 will feature expert advice from ASSP President-Elect Deborah Roy.
  • Person washing their hands in the sink

    Safety News You Need: Health and Wellness

    Mar 06, 2020
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Global Safety
    • Training & Communication
    • CIG
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    Occupational safety and health is a dynamic, ever-changing field. Our Safety News You Need is your resource for information you need to protect the health and safety of your workforce.
  • Robotic arm operating in a factory

    How B11 Standards Help Improve Machinery Safety

    Mar 03, 2020
    • Standards
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Machine Guard
    • Lockout/Tagout
    Workers being caught in running equipment or machinery accounted for 106 workplace fatalities in 2018. Two recently updated B11 standards provide a foundation for safety best practices that apply to a broad range of machinery.
  • Safety 2019 expo web

    Media Advisory: Journalists Invited to Safety 2020 in Orlando

    Mar 02, 2020
    • Press Release
    Journalists are invited to attend ASSP's largest annual event -- Safety 2020 in Orlando. The June conference and exposition is attended by over 5,500 occupational safety and health professionals and features more than 600 companies that demonstrate the latest product innovations.
  • Young business person reviewing documents

    The Safety Professional’s Role in Planning for a Pandemic

    Mar 02, 2020
    • Global Safety
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    As the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, we explore the key role occupational safety and health professionals play in helping organizations protect workers, develop plans and communicate the risks effectively.
  • ASSP Foundation Logo

    ASSP Foundation Celebrates 30 Years of Education, Leadership and Research

    Mar 02, 2020
    • Membership
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Students
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    As it celebrates its 30th Anniversary, the ASSP Foundation continues its mission of providing scholarships, career guidance and professional development to help build a stronger workforce.
  • Public notice in Oslo about coronavirus in 2020

    WHO Provides New Coronavirus Guidance for Employers

    Feb 27, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Safety Management
    • Health & Wellness
    World Health Organization has published additional guidance that aims to help employers prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in their workplaces.

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