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American Society of Safety Professionals is your source for insights on trends in the safety profession, including developments in safety management, worker safety, government and regulatory affairs and standards.

 

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  • Engineer holding a clipboard on a job site

    OSHA Program Aims to Protect High-Risk Workers From Coronavirus

    Mar 12, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    OSHA has announced a national emphasis program geared toward enforcement efforts related to companies that put the largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting coronavirus.
  • Construction manager at a work site

    Safety News You Need: Construction Safety and Health

    Mar 11, 2021
    • Education
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights how small construction firms can communicate with workers about COVID-19, and provides tips for improving ventilation for indoor construction sites.
  • Doctor placing bandage on patients arm

    CDC Guidelines for Implementing a Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Program

    Mar 11, 2021
    • Education
    CDC’s new guidance offers employers tips on how to implement on-site COVID-19 vaccination programs and outlines steps employers should take before reopening workplaces.
  • U.S. Capitol Building

    Safety News You Need: OSHA Top 10

    Mar 05, 2021
    • Education
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights OSHA’s Top 10 citations for FY 2020; how advancements in respirator technology are improving worker health; and more.
  • Doctor filling a syringe

    Guidelines Aim to Prevent Needlestick Injuries at COVID-19 Vaccine Sites

    Mar 05, 2021
    • Education
    New CDC guidance outlines safety measures to reduce the probability of needlestick injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens at COVID-19 vaccination sites.
  • Young woman working from home

    Survey Examines Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health

    Mar 04, 2021
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    A recent Llloyd’s Register survey examines how new work arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic have affected worker mental health and well-being.
  • Smiling woman sitting at her desk

    Safety News You Need: Workplace Well-Being

    Feb 26, 2021
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights a bill to protect healthcare and social service workers; reviews the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on worker mental health and more.
  • Worker putting on safety harness

    The Fall Protection Code: Your Guide to Helping Protect Workers at Height

    Feb 26, 2021
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    ANSI/ASSP Z359.1-2020, The Fall Protection Code, is a comprehensive guide to developing an effective fall protection program.
  • Webinar

    Upcoming ASSP Education Includes Free OSHA Webinars

    Feb 25, 2021
    • Webinar
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Press Release
    • Education
    Occupational safety and health professionals have two upcoming opportunities to learn about developments within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at free webinars.
  • Young businesswoman delivering a presentation at a conference

    Safety 2021 Expects to Bring Hybrid Experience to 60th Event

    Feb 23, 2021
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    For the first time, ASSP’s signature event — the Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition — is expected to be a hybrid experience that is also moving to a new location and date for greater accessibility.
  • Smiling businessman at his desk

    Safety News You Need: Safety Leadership

    Feb 19, 2021
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights the impact of leadership on safety and health, and how you can identify and develop leaders within your organization.
  • Survey

    Fall Experience Survey Aims to Advance Workplace Safety

    Feb 15, 2021
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Engineering PS
    • Construction PS
    • Safety Management
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    A survey from CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, supported by ASSP, will gather key insights from safety and health professionals to help advance fall protection in all industries worldwide. The Fall Experience Survey explores the root causes of falls from height.
  • Taking temperature on a construction site

    Safety News You Need: Health and Hygiene

    Feb 11, 2021
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need includes a call for guidelines related to aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and a study on incident reporting among temporary construction workers.
  • Businessman looking at post it notes

    How Systems Thinking Can Improve Safety Management

    Feb 11, 2021
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    Applying systems thinking can help you understand how the elements of your safety and health management system must work together to achieve objectives.
  • Person washing their hands

    Survey Finds Americans Backsliding on Handwashing

    Feb 11, 2021
    • Education
    A recent survey found that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have become more lax in properly washing their hands.
  • Chemical barrels with GHS labels in factory

    OSHA Proposes Updates to Hazard Communication Standard

    Feb 09, 2021
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA plans to update its Hazard Communication Standard to better align with GHS and help employees be better aware of potential exposures to chemical hazards in the workplace.
  • Smiling businesswoman on laptop

    Safety News You Need: Worker Health

    Feb 04, 2021
    • Education
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights updated COVID-19 guidance; addressing mental health in the workplace; and protecting the health of construction workers.
  • Businessman looking at data

    4 Ways to Take Risk Management to the Next Level

    Feb 02, 2021
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    To prevent injuries and fatalities, you need to identify risks, demonstrate their potential impact and implement proper controls. Here are four ways you can improve risk management at your organization.
  • Safety professional man in safety vest and a hard hat holding a clipboard in front of a teal background

    How to Protect Lone Workers With a Safety Management Program

    Jan 29, 2021
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Confined Spaces
    Lone workers face distinct hazards and risks. These 10 tips will help you tailor your safety management program to protect them.
  • Businessman reading paperwork

    Safety News You Need: Standards and Regulations

    Jan 29, 2021
    • Standards
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights the first permanent COVID-19 standard in the U.S.; a new standard for respirator fit testing and more.

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