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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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    The Impact of the Stay on OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    Nov 11, 2021
    • Health & Wellness
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    Two legal experts share insight on the impact of the stay on OSHA's emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 vaccination and testing.
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    OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing

    Nov 04, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    OSHA has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccination and testing. The ETS establishes requirements for employers with 100 or more employees.
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    New and Revised Standards Help Employers Better Protect Workers

    Nov 02, 2021
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Standards
    • Construction
    • Fall Protection
    As a global leader in the development of workplace safety and health standards, ASSP has published several new and revised voluntary national consensus standards that help employers minimize on-the-job risks to better protect their workers.
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    ASSP Looks Forward to Working With New Head of OSHA

    Oct 26, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Value of the Profession
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    ASSP is pleased to learn of Monday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Doug Parker to lead OSHA as the 13th assistant secretary of labor. "This leadership role was unoccupied for too long, and the position is more important than ever," said ASSP President Brad Giles.
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    Two Members Honored With 2020-2021 ASSP Foundation Distinguished Service Award

    Oct 25, 2021
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    • Management PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Construction PS
    • YP
    • Member News
    Each year, the ASSP Foundation recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievement, commitment and support of the organization. For 2020-2021, two individuals were honored with the ASSP Foundation's Distinguished Service Award: Justin Bielss, GSP, and Donald S. Burke, Ph.D.
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    Why the Best Safety Training Programs Make Personal Connections

    Oct 18, 2021
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    The best safety training programs use personal connections to strengthen culture, communicate best practices and gain buy-in. Are you doing these five things?
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    What to Do With Your Safety Certification When You Advance: ASP to CSP

    Oct 15, 2021
    • Education
    • Certification Preparation
    When one safety certification is a prerequisite for another, as the ASP is for the CSP, it can be tough to decide whether to keep both. Here are your options.
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    ASSP Forms Policy Statements on Heat Stress and Pandemic

    Oct 14, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    ASSP developed new policy statements on anticipated federal standards related to heat stress and COVID-19 as it aims to inform government officials and key stakeholders in improving the regulatory approach to workplace safety and health.
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    This Is Why OSHA’s No. 1 Violation Never Changes

    Oct 13, 2021
    • Standards
    • Construction
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Fall Protection
    Fall protection has been No. 1 on OSHA’s top 10 list of violations since 2011. Why is that and how should you respond? Expert Thom Kramer, P.E., CSP, explains.
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    Safety 2021 Doubles Last Year’s Conference Attendance

    Oct 06, 2021
    • Professional Skills
    • Advocacy
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    • Press Release
    ASSP's signature event celebrated its 60th year in a big way as attendance doubled from its virtual conference in 2020. Safety 2021 was a hybrid experience for the first time and welcomed 4,993 registered attendees in person and online.
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    What Is the Role of a Safety Officer in the Workplace?

    Oct 04, 2021
    • Value of the Profession
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Students
    Wondering whether the role of safety officer is a good fit? Here is an overview of what they do and how they develop the skills they need to be effective.
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    ASSP Extends Deadline for Safety 2022 Speaker Applications

    Sep 30, 2021
    • Education
    • Value of the Profession
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    • Professional Skills
    ASSP extended the application deadline for speakers at Safety 2022. OSH experts now have until Friday, Oct. 15, to submit their proposals to contribute to next year’s professional conversation about workplace safety and health.
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    Celebrate the Recipients of the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award

    Sep 29, 2021
    • Member News
    The Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. ASSP board members, committee members or practice specialty officers who have provided outstanding volunteer service to the Society in the past year.
  • Join Us in Recognizing ASSP President’s Award Recipients

    Sep 27, 2021
    • Member News
    Through the President’s Award, the ASSP president recognizes individuals for special service to the Society during the president’s term. Join us in recognizing the 2020-2021 recipients.
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    ASSP Works to Educate Safety Professionals on Risk

    Sep 23, 2021
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Press Release
    ASSP aims to further educate OSH professionals on the latest techniques and mitigation strategies to combat risk and better protect workers through its online risk education offerings. Three upcoming courses are led by expert instructors in a virtual setting.
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    Safety News You Need: Culture and Communication

    Sep 23, 2021
    • Education
    Effective safety and health management depends on a strong culture and effective communication. Our link roundup this week includes tips for keeping your organization on the right track.
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    OSHA Enhancing Measures to Protect Workers From Exposure to Extreme Heat

    Sep 20, 2021
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Construction
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has launched several activities — including an enforcement initiative, national emphasis program and rulemaking — to combat hazards associated with extreme heat exposure – both indoors and outdoors.
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    OSHA to Issue Additional COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    Sep 10, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    In the coming weeks, OSHA will issue an emergency temporary standard that will require employers with more than 100 employees to require their workforce to be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.
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    Safety News You Need: Prevention and Protection

    Sep 09, 2021
    • Education
    Workplace risks come in many forms. This week’s link roundup includes resources for creating safer and healthier workplaces.
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    Luis Pieretti Appointed to NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors

    Sep 08, 2021
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Member News
    • HSP
    ASSP member Luis Pieretti has been appointed to the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors, a federal advisory committee that provides advice and guidance to the director of NIOSH.

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