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    CDC's COVID-19 Toolkits Cover Wide Range of Settings

    Jul 13, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Training & Communication
    • CIG
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    CDC's toolkit webpage provides a wide range of resources for communicating about COVID-19 to a variety of audiences.
  • 2019-20 ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Stegall Honored for Leadership as ASSP President

    Jul 10, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    The ASSP Board of Directors honored outgoing President Diana Stegall for an exceptional year of leadership that helped the organization meet the extraordinary challenges of a global pandemic. Her 12-month term ended June 30.
  • Man on a construction site looking at a blueprint

    Safety News You Need: Construction Safety

    Jul 10, 2020
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Construction
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    This week’s Safety News You Need provides resources to help you protect workers from the many hazards they face on construction sites.
  • Factory worker with face mask for COVID-19

    OSHA Updates COVID-19 Resources Guide

    Jul 09, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Safety Management
    Through its Alliance program, OSHA has created a recurring digest of COVID-19 resources that are published on its webpage and those of several other agencies and organizations.
  • Industrial ventilation system

    How Ventilation Can Help Improve Worker Health

    Jul 08, 2020
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Ventilation
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • Industrial Hygiene
    What can a safety professional do to improve indoor air quality in a workplace? Here are three tips to keep in mind.
  • Worker repairing boat in workshop

    Safety News You Need: Respiratory Protection

    Jul 02, 2020
    • Education
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    This week’s Safety News You Need offers tips on protecting your workers from airborne illness in the workplace.
  • Virtual conference

    Safety 2020 Draws Largest Virtual Gathering of Safety Pros

    Jun 30, 2020
    • Membership
    • Global Safety
    • Students
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    ASSP brought together the largest group of OSH professionals who have ever participated in a virtual conference. Safety 2020: Virtual drew nearly 2,400 professionals who attended educational sessions and engaged with speakers, peers and exhibitors to learn the latest in workplace safety.
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    OSHA Directive Guides Silica Inspections

    Jun 29, 2020
    • Ventilation
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • Construction
    A new compliance directive from OSHA gives compliance safety and health officers with guidance on how to enforce the agency's silica standards’ requirements.
  • Semi truck trailer driving on wet road

    Safety News You Need: Motor Vehicle Fleet Safety

    Jun 26, 2020
    • Education
    • Fleet Safety
    Transportation incidents are the leading cause of workplace fatalities. This week’s Safety News You Need offers tools to help keep drivers safe on the road.
  • A backhoe digging a trench

    Safety News You Need: Trenching and Excavation

    Jun 19, 2020
    • Construction
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources to help keep workers safe during trenching and excavation operations.
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    OSHA Issues New Guidance on Returning to Work

    Jun 18, 2020
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has issued new Guidance on Returning to Work to help employers as they reopen nonessential businesses and have employees return to work during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA 6(a) Construction Standard

    Jun 18, 2020
    Gary Visscher, J.D., Of Counsel, Law Office of Adele Abrams P.C.
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently ruled that OSHA’s process in adopting “start-up standards” in 1971, many of which OSHA still enforces, was permissible and the standards may be enforced.
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    Working Together for Safety: Managing Stress

    Jun 17, 2020
    • Education
    • President's Message
    In the final episode of our 11-part “Working Together for Safety” video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall offers some tips on how to deal with stress and reduce its impact your health and outlook.
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    ASSP Publishes New Study Guide and Supervisory Manual

    Jun 16, 2020
    • Certification Preparation
    • Press Release
    • Education
    Two new books from ASSP can help occupational safety and health professionals expand their expertise. The Society’s library includes more than 100 technical publications that cover every facet of workplace safety from accident investigation and exam preparation to safety management and fall protection.
  • Businessman looking at a clipboard

    Safety News You Need: Emergency Preparedness

    Jun 12, 2020
    • Training & Communication
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need focuses on resources to help you prepare for whatever emergencies your organization may face.
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    OSHA Issues Guidance on Face Coverings, Surgical Masks and Respirators in the Workplace

    Jun 11, 2020
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of masks in the workplace, and explains the differences between cloth face coverings, surgical masks and respirators.
  • Working Together for Safety: COVID-19 and OSHA Recordkeeping

    Jun 10, 2020
    • President's Message
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
  • Working Together 2020

    ASSP Joins OSHA Ambassador Program

    Jun 05, 2020
    • Press Release
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has elevated its collaborative relationship with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by joining OSHA's Ambassador Program. The agreement was authorized by ASSP President Diana Stegall and OSHA’s Loren Sweatt.
  • Road work sign on a rural road

    Safety News You Need: Work Zone Safety

    Jun 05, 2020
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Fleet Safety
    • Construction
    This week’s Safety News You Need focuses on resources that help construction workers and the driving public stay safe in work zones.
  • ASSP and Its 40,000 Members Stand for Safety and Equity

    Jun 04, 2020
    • BISE
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    ASSP releases a statement from ASSP President Diana Stegall on behalf of the Society’s Board of Directors, calling for leaders and citizens to work together to understand and overcome systemic inequities to protect the safety and health of every American.

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