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  • San Antonio River Walk

    Final Days of Discounted Rate for Safety 2023

    Mar 08, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Training & Communication
    Time is short for OSH professionals to get the best rate for Safety 2023 in San Antonio. Register by March 16 to secure the discounted early rate.
  • Instructor in classroom

    ASSP Recruiting Safety Instructors for Two Events

    Mar 01, 2023
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    ASSP is seeking a diverse group of occupational safety and health professionals to join its team of instructors now being formed for two education events.
  • Working remotely

    On-Demand Annual Pass Simplifies Safety Education

    Feb 27, 2023
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    ASSP offers an On-Demand Annual Pass for OSH professionals to expand their knowledge and earn CEUs at their own pace and on their own schedule.
  • Safety professional woman using a sit stand workstation and looking at her computer in a brightly lit office

    Inclusive Design: How to Make an Impact For People With Disabilities

    Feb 22, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Member Community
    • Education
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    Safety professionals – particularly ergonomists – are well positioned to adapt inclusive design and make an impact for people with disabilities. Here’s how.
  • Reading book

    ASSP Publishes Third Edition of Safety Professionals Handbook

    Feb 16, 2023
    • Textbooks
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Education
    ASSP published the third edition of the “Safety Professionals Handbook" that helps safety professionals expand their knowledge and improve safety at work.
  • OSHA

    OSHA Seeking Comments on Updating Voluntary Protection Program

    Feb 16, 2023
    • Government Affairs
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    OSHA is seeking comments on how the agency can update and improve its Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), which recognizes workplaces that demonstrate best practices in safety and health management.
  • Two safety professional women looking at a desktop computer at the office

    Gender Diversity in the Safety Profession: Why Equality Is Not Equity

    Feb 09, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • WISE
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    Leadership development programs aren’t doing enough to help women in safety and health advance, according to a recent survey. How can organizations improve?
  • San Antonio River Walk

    Registration Opens for ASSP’s Safety 2023

    Jan 18, 2023
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    • Press Release
    Registration is now open for ASSP's signature safety event. Safety 2023 will be held in person June 5-7 in San Antonio.
  • Safety professional with glasses doing OSHA recordkeeping on the computer and smiling

    Recordkeeping in Safety: Is It OSHA Recordable or Reportable?

    Jan 17, 2023
    • Students
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Safety Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    What’s the difference between an OSHA recordable and reportable incident? Keeping track can be tough, especially with recordkeeping changes on the horizon.
  • SafetyFOCUS Can Fulfill a New Year’s Resolution

    Jan 12, 2023
    • Certification Preparation
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    Registration rates increase after Jan. 19 for the winter session of SafetyFOCUS 2023 in Orlando, FL, and online.
  • Fit test of an N95 mask/DOD

    NIOSH Challenge Aims to Improve Respirator Fit Testing

    Jan 11, 2023
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched a crowdsourcing competition for novel solutions to improve respirator fit testing practices.
  • Data report 2

    ASSP Reacts to Fatality Data, Expects Impact at DEI Summit

    Dec 20, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Standards
    • Value of the Profession
    ASSP is disheartened by newly released BLS data, which indicates that the fatal worker injury rate in 2021 represented the highest annual rate since 2016.
  • ASSP_Logo_Horizontal

    The Current State of Occupational Safety and Health: Our Perspective

    Dec 16, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Value of the Profession
    • Membership
    Members of our Board of Directors offer their perspectives on the state of occupational safety and health and what the new year might bring for professionals.
  • DEI Summit logo

    Q&A: What OSH Professionals Need to Know About DEI and Workplace Safety

    Dec 07, 2022
    • Construction
    • Professional Skills
    • Member Community
    • Value of the Profession
    • PSs
    • Membership
    • CIG
    • Safety Management
    Three DEI Summit Task Force members share how DEI affects organizational performance and why OSH professionals must understand its impact on safety.
  • DEI Summit logo

    Workplace Safety Professionals Invited to DEI Summit

    Dec 01, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Value of the Profession
    Registration is now open for a free daylong summit on DEI in the OSH profession. The online event is Jan. 26 and virtual seats are limited.
  • Registration Opens for Winter Session of SafetyFOCUS 2023

    Nov 02, 2022
    • Certification Preparation
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    Registration opened for the winter session of SafetyFOCUS. The hybrid event will take place Feb. 13-17 in Orlando and online, and Feb. 20-24 online only.
  • ASSP Helps Safety and Health Professionals Get Recognized

    Nov 01, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Member Community
    • Press Release
    Through its organization-wide awards program, ASSP puts a spotlight on members and member groups that advance workplace safety and the profession.
  • Hands reaching inside a toolbox drawer in an auto shop

    The Conceptual Toolbox: 6 Ideas For Addressing Workplace Safety Issues

    Oct 28, 2022
    • Machine Guard
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Training & Communication
    • Professional Skills
    • Safety Management
    • Construction
    • Education
    A group of Professional Safety authors put their heads together and created a toolbox of six ideas that can help you overcome workplace safety challenges.
  • Nature

    ASSP Foundation to Create Groundbreaking Educational Framework

    Oct 25, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Value of the Profession
    The ASSP Foundation seeks volunteers for a task force that will develop an educational framework to support OSH professionals at every phase of their careers.
  • Popov Receives Prevention Through Design Award

    Oct 11, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Value of the Profession
    NIOSH, ASSP and NSC presented the 2022 Prevention through Design Award to Dr. Georgi Popov for his leadership in reducing workplace hazards through design.

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