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  • Factory worker wearing eye and ear protection

    Understanding the Hazards of Workplace Noise

    Aug 16, 2019
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Construction
    • Health & Wellness
    A new video from the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation provides a tool to teach workers about the hazards of workplace noise and the effects of overexposure.
  • Construction worker drinking water

    ASSP Committee Proposes Heat Stress Management Standard

    Aug 16, 2019
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Construction
    A proposed consensus standard will establish minimum requirements for the prevention of heat illnesses and management of heat stress hazards and exposures encountered during construction and demolition.
  • Red lockout hasps

    ASSP Supports Reopening OSHA's Lockout/Tagout Rulemaking

    Aug 15, 2019
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    • Lockout/Tagout
    In its comments in response to an OSHA request for information, ASSP submitted a technical comments supporting the reopening of the agency's lockout/tagout regulation.
  • Digger derrick

    Three Elements of Digger Derrick Safety

    Aug 13, 2019
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Public
    • PSs
    • Featured
    • Electrical Safety
    • Education
    • Featured
    • Construction
    • CIG
    You may not realize it, but digger derricks play an important role in our everyday lives. These three factors are particularly important to address to safeguard workers who use and operate digger derricks.
  • Architect looking at plans

    Improving Safety Through Better Design

    Jul 31, 2019
    • Health & Wellness
    • Construction
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Featured
    • Training & Communication
    • Featured
    • Safety Management
    • Featured
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Featured
    • PSs
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University, working with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, have published a study which aimed to improve awareness among designers about their impact on safety and health management.
  • Safety 2019 expo web

    Safety 2019 in New Orleans Sets ASSP Records for Popularity

    Jul 31, 2019
    • Membership
    • Global Safety
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    ASSP's signature event continues to grow in popularity. Final numbers from Safety 2019 show that 8,938 people took part in the June event, surpassing the organization’s previous record gathering from last year. There were 5,905 registered attendees and 3,033 exhibitor representatives in New Orleans.
  • Workers with checklist

    NIOSH Establishes Chemical Management Strategy

    Jul 18, 2019
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    A new NIOSH technical report offers employers a way to categorize chemicals that do not have occupational exposure limits.
  • Motor vehicle fleet

    How to Effectively Manage Motor Vehicle Fleet Safety

    Jul 18, 2019
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Featured
    • Fleet Safety
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Public
    • Education
    ANSI/ASSP Z15.1-2017, Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, provides guidance on how to develop a fleet safety program that effectively addresses the risks that drivers face on the road.
  • Roadway Work Zone

    Four Steps to Creating Safer Work Zones

    Jul 10, 2019
    • Standards
    • Public
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fleet Safety
    • Construction
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    Roadway work zones are some of the busiest, and potentially most hazardous, work environments you can find. These four actions can help your organization improve highway work zone safety.
  • Group exercising

    Examining the Success of Workplace Health Promotion Programs

    Jul 01, 2019
    • PSs
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Health & Wellness
    • CIG
    • Professional Skills
    • Education
    A new NIOSH study examines the prevalence of workplace health promotion programs (WHPPs) and their effectiveness in terms of gaining worker participation.
  • Vehicle production web

    Technical Report Guides Safe Operation of Automated Vehicles at Work

    Jun 27, 2019
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Fleet Safety
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    With auto manufacturers producing more vehicles with automated driving components, ASSP has developed a technical report to help companies safely manage their high-tech fleets. The report identifies key factors that fleet managers should consider when selecting automated vehicles and outlines a plan to assist with their safe operation.
  • Vehicles on highway

    Automated Vehicles: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities

    Jun 25, 2019
    • Fleet Safety
    • Standards
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    ASSP’s latest technical report, ASSP TR-Z15.3-2019, provides guidance to help develop policies, procedures and management processes to control the risks associated with operating partially or fully automated motor vehicles.
  • Safety professionals examining documents

    ASSP Summary Explores OSHA's Latest Regulatory Agenda

    Jun 19, 2019
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    ASSP's summary of OSHA's latest regulatory agenda aims to help occupational safety and health professionals with compliance-related planning and preparation.
  • Trish Ennis at Foundation booth

    Safety 2019: Day 3 Recap

    Jun 12, 2019
    • Education
    Watch our final episode of Safety TV for visits to our Career Center and Marketplace, learn about sponsor ProcessMAP, hear from incoming President Diana Stegall about her fireside chat with members and see highlights from Bash on the Bayou.
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    Safety 2019: Day 2 Recap

    Jun 11, 2019
    • Education
    Watch episode two of Safety TV for highlights from Nicole Malachowski’s inspiring keynote speech, hear from attendees at our global reception, join the fun at the PPE fashion show sponsored by our Women in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group and so much more!
  • 06

    Safety 2019 Is Underway

    Jun 10, 2019
    • Education
    Check out the first episode of Safety TV from Safety 2019 in New Orleans and view our day-one photo gallery.
  • ASSP Fellows medallion for web

    Society Fellows Identified by New FASSP Designation

    Jun 10, 2019
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has introduced the FASSP designation for Society Fellows. Used after an individual’s name, FASSP is a recognizable way to identify recipients of the Society’s highest honor. ASSP President Rixio Medina announced the new designation during the Past Presidents and Fellows Reception at Safety 2019 in New Orleans.
  • Educational setting

    SafetyFOCUS Is New Name of ASSP’s Education Event

    Jun 10, 2019
    • Professional Skills
    • Certification Preparation
    • Press Release
    • Education
    One year after adopting a new organization name as part of a larger rebranding strategy, ASSP has introduced a new name – SafetyFOCUS – for its annual immersive, week-long education event. The announcement was made by ASSP President Rixio Medina at the Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.
  • ASSP President Rixio Media at HOD meeting 2

    President Rixio Medina Shares State of the Society With House of Delegates

    Jun 09, 2019
    • Membership
    In the annual State of the Society address to the ASSP House of Delegates, President Rixio Medina shared an update on Society initiatives, reflected on our achievements and thanked members for their dedication to the Society and the profession.
  • Snare drums with beads in New Orleans

    Safety 2019 NOLA Playlist

    Jun 07, 2019
    • Education
    Get ready to join ASSP and more than 5,000 other safety professionals at Safety 2019 by listening to a playlist that captures the essence of the Big Easy.

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