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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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    Safety News You Need: Safety and Health Audits

    Jan 08, 2021
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources to help audit your system and implement safety and health improvements.
  • Firefighters fighting a fire

    Are You Outfitting Your Workers With the Best AR/FR Garments?

    Jan 05, 2021
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fire Safety
    • Featured
    • Education
    Arc-rated flame-resistant (AR/FR) clothing is critical PPE for workers who face flash fire and arc flash hazards. Before you make your next purchase of AR/FR clothing, here are four factors to consider.
  • Person walking in an office

    Safety News You Need: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

    Dec 17, 2020
    • Education
    • Slips & Trips
    This week’s Safety News You Need features tips and tools you can use to help workers keep their footing while on the job.
  • Data report 2

    Rising Workplace Fatalities Must Be Met With Standards, Safety Systems

    Dec 17, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    ASSP urges employers to adopt voluntary national consensus standards and implement safety and health management systems in response to newly released fatality data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 5,333 fatal work injuries in 2019, the most since 2007.
  • Inspector in a warehouse

    OSHA Updates Site-Specific Inspection Program

    Dec 16, 2020
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    OSHA is updating its site-specific targeting directive, which directs agency resources to establishments with the highest rates of injuries and illness.
  • Safety professional woman wearing a face covering talks with masked male colleague about leadership training outdoors

    Why Your Team Needs Safety Leadership Training in 2021

    Dec 15, 2020
    • Common Interest Group Leader Update
    • Practice Specialty Leader Update
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Training & Communication
    • Professional Skills
    Economists say workers need 10 key skills for the jobs of tomorrow. Here’s how safety leadership training will help you protect this evolving workforce.
  • Young-female-safety-professional-wearing-cloth-face-mask-in-an-office

    ISO Publishes Guidance on Working Safely in a Pandemic

    Dec 15, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Standards
    ISO's new guidance document focuses on international best practices and practical recommendations for managing worker safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Bakery worker wearing a mask

    5 Tips From OSHA for Protecting Your Workers During the Holidays

    Dec 11, 2020
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    With year-end holidays upon us, OSHA is reminding employers to take some simple steps to keep workers stay safe and healthy, especially given the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Worker testing for hydrogen sulfide

    Safety News You Need: Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

    Dec 11, 2020
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights ways to train your workers on the dangers of hydrogen sulfide and how to prevent exposure.
  • Wooden cubes flipping to show change of years from 2020 to 2021

    4 OSHA Issues to Follow in Early 2021

    Dec 10, 2020
    James Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP | Chair, ASSP Government Affairs Committee
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
  • Smiling safety professional woman wearing white headphones and glasses and participating in a video call

    5 Reasons Improving Safety Culture Is a Business Skill

    Dec 08, 2020
    • Practice Specialty Leader Update
    • Common Interest Group Leader Update
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    Improving safety culture has personal, professional and financial implications for everyone in your organization. Here are five reasons it’s worthy of respect.
  • Young woman getting temperature checked for COVID-19

    A COVID-19 Update With ASSP President Deb Roy

    Dec 08, 2020
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    ASSP President Deb Roy shares an update on the vaccines being developed for COVID-19, as well as some insights on the therapeutic treatments currently in use.
  • Businesswoman talking on the phone and taking notes

    Can Your Workplace Culture Help Prevent Suicide?

    Dec 04, 2020
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    Taking these five steps can help an organization create a more open and supportive workplace culture in which workers are comfortable talking about challenges they are facing and seeking help.
  • Person pushing a snowblower

    Safety News You Need: Preventing Cold Stress

    Dec 04, 2020
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights ways to help your workers avoid cold stress and recognize the symptoms of cold-related illness and injury.
  • construction worker crane

    Revised Standard Improves Safety of Construction and Demolition Workers

    Dec 02, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Construction PS
    • Standards
    • Construction
    A newly revised ANSI/ASSP standard helps employers keep construction workers safe by describing best practices they can implement to take safety programs to the next level in a shared construction or demolition project.
  • Safety professional woman in polka dot blouse looking out the window and thinking about leadership with a teal background

    Safety Leadership Checklist: Do You Have What It Takes?

    Dec 01, 2020
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    Safety leadership is a mindset and a skill set that is essential for protecting others on the job. Do you have what it takes? Use this checklist to find out.
  • Safety professional man wearing a hard hat and high vis vest holding a tablet in front of a teal background

    Do Incident Rates Determine the Value of Safety?

    Nov 20, 2020
    • Education
    • Standards
    Reported incident rates aren’t enough to measure the value of safety or effectively manage risk. Here’s how to use leading and lagging indicators to improve.
  • Architect drawing on a blueprint

    Safety News You Need: Prevention Through Design

    Nov 19, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights PTD resources that can help you create safer workplaces by mitigating or eliminating hazards before they occur.
  • Businesswoman using a tablet in a factory

    7 Steps of Conducting an OHSMS Audit

    Nov 19, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    Taking these seven steps during the audit process can help you gather the information you need to accurately assessment of the effectiveness of your OHSMS.
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    ASSP Appoints Members of DEI Task Force

    Nov 18, 2020
    • HSP
    • YP
    • WISE
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    • BISE
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has formed a board-level task force to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the Society and throughout the occupational safety and health profession. The 14-member advisory group gathered for the first time on Nov. 18.

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