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  • Safety Standard for Communication Structures Gets Updated

    Nov 15, 2023
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Standards
    ASSP published a revision to a safety standard that involves communication structures. The updated ANSI/ASSP A10.48 standard will be effective Jan. 1.
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    8 Ways to Improve Organizational Process Management and Safety

    Nov 13, 2023
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    The root causes of many safety issues lie inside organizational processes. To find and eliminate these issues, you must dive into process management.
  • Final Days of Discounted Rate for Winter Session of SafetyFOCUS

    Nov 09, 2023
    • Education
    • Certification Preparation
    • Press Release
    • Professional Skills
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communication
    OSH pros planning to attend the next SafetyFOCUS education event should register soon. The winter session’s discounted early rate expires after Nov. 16.
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    Safety Success Stories: The Case of the Missing Light Curtain

    Nov 08, 2023
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    Consultant Tim Page-Bottorff once worked with a manufacturer to improve safety through risk assessment. He shares the tools that helped his team succeed.
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    Share Your PPE Expertise With the National Academies

    Nov 07, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Membership
    The National Academies is seeking nominations for its Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health. Submissions are due by Monday, Nov. 27.
  • ASSP’s McNelly Appointed to ANSI Board of Directors

    Oct 31, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    CEO Jennifer McNelly has been appointed to the board of directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which accredits standards.
  • Fall Protection Again Tops the List of OSHA Violations

    Oct 27, 2023
    • OSHA/Law
    • Fall Protection
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    Violations of the fall protection standard again topped OSHA’s Top 10 list. The agency recorded 7,271 violations in FY 2023. Also making the top five: hazard communication, ladders, scaffolding and forklifts.
  • Safety professional shaking hands with a factory worker

    Q&A: The Professional Ethics of Workplace Safety and Health

    Oct 24, 2023
    • Education
    Daniel Snyder discusses how to apply professional ethics in occupational safety and health and common dilemmas you might face on the job.
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    Registration Opens for Winter Session of SafetyFOCUS

    Oct 17, 2023
    • Certification Preparation
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • Press Release
    Registration has opened for the winter session of SafetyFOCUS, the in-depth education experience taking place in February in Irvine, CA, and online.
  • ASSP Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

    Oct 16, 2023
    • Value of the Profession
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP today welcomed new Chief Financial Officer Steven M. Lothary. He will lead the Society’s finance team as of Nov. 1, replacing Bruce Sufranski.
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    ASSP President Will Help Dedicate Triangle Fire Memorial

    Sep 27, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Value of the Profession
    ASSP President Jim Thornton will help dedicate the newly constructed Triangle Fire Memorial on Oct. 11 at the original building in New York City.
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    Latino and Hispanic American Achievements in Safety

    Sep 26, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    Latino/a/e/x and Hispanic Americans have made and are making significant contributions to occupational safety and health. Read the stories of these 10 leaders.
  • Silica Dust in Construction Creates Worker Safety Hazard

    OSHA Aims to Reduce Silica Exposure in Several Industries

    Sep 26, 2023
    • Government Affairs
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • OSHA/Law
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has launched an initiative to enhance enforcement and provide compliance assistance to protect workers in the engineered stone fabrication and installation industries. The initiative will supplement OSHA's current national emphasis program for respirable crystalline silica
  • Cannabis growing in a greenhouse

    Medical Cannabis Laws: What Do They Mean for Workplace Safety?

    Sep 22, 2023
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • Member Community
    • OSHA/Law
    As medical cannabis use expands across the U.S. and signs point toward future federal legalization, you must understand the implications for workplace safety.
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    Free Technical Report Helps Employers Protect Temporary Workers

    Sep 19, 2023
    • Press Release
    • Standards
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    ASSP published a free technical report that can help employers in all industries better protect workers who are hired on a short-term basis.
  • Workers handling hazardous materials near freight train

    Risk Control for Hazardous Materials: How to Protect People and Property

    Sep 18, 2023
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    As your career advances, you may find yourself responsible for managing hazardous materials and controlling associated risks. Start by reviewing these tips.
  • Online Safety Series Spotlights General Hazards

    Sep 08, 2023
    • Press Release
    • Standards
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Webinar
    ASSP has planned a second installment of its new safety education series. A live two-hour webinar on general industry hazards will take place Sept. 28.
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    Q&A: Why Ergonomics Should Be at the Forefront of Worker Safety and Well-Being

    Sep 06, 2023
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    Anuja Patil shares the importance of proper ergonomics and how the risk assessment process will help you improve worker safety and health.
  • ASSP Recruiting Presenters for Safety 2024 in Denver

    Aug 22, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • Press Release
    ASSP seeks a diverse group of OSH professionals to join its team of presenters now being formed for Safety 2024 in Denver. The deadline is Sept. 13.
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    Q&A: What the Updated Z359.2 Standard Means for Managed Fall Protection Systems

    Aug 22, 2023
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    Kevin Denis shares how the recently updated ANSI/ASSP Z359.2 standard can help you improve your fall protection system and better protect workers at height.

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