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  • ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Working Together for Safety: Our Time Is Now

    Apr 29, 2020
    • President's Message
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    The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 provide safety professionals with an opportunity to show their versatility and value, says ASSP President Diana Stegall. These seven key steps can help you lead your organization beyond compliance.
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    OSHA Issues Interim Guidance on Respirator Decontamination

    Apr 28, 2020
    • PSs
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    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
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    As employers strive to provide workers with adequate PPE to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance on decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs).
  • Row-of-desks-in-college-classroom

    Blunt Named ASSP’s 2020 Outstanding Safety Educator

    Apr 28, 2020
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    • Press Release
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    Leigh Ann Blunt, a nationally recognized professor in the occupational safety and health field, is ASSP’s 2020 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. Blunt, Ed.D., CSP, is a safety sciences professor at the University of Central Missouri.
  • Man in hard hat walking through warehouse

    Safety News You Need: Industrial Hygiene

    Apr 24, 2020
    • Industrial Hygiene
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    • Safety Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    • Ventilation
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • CIG
    Proper industrial hygiene plays a major role in identifying potential worker exposures to COVID-19 and putting protective measures in place. This week’s Safety News You Need highlights tools you can use to prevent the spread of the virus in your workplace.
  • Young safety professional woman at home using her laptop to train workers remotely

    5 Online Strategies That Will Improve Your Safety Training

    Apr 24, 2020
    • Standards
    • Students
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    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    • PSs
    • CIG
    Many workers are now isolated or conducting business remotely as a result of COVID-19. Have you tried these five online safety training strategies?
  • Safety partnership web

    ASSP Joins Task Force to Help Employees Safely Resume Work

    Apr 23, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    ASSP has joined the first nationwide task force geared to help protect employees who are resuming work now and in a post-pandemic environment. Led by the National Safety Council, the Safe Actions For Employee Returns (SAFER) initiative will guide all employers through the process of bringing back their workers at minimal risk.
  • Young woman safety professional discussing strategy

    Four Ways to Be an Effective Safety Leader During a Pandemic

    Apr 23, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    Safety professionals play a key role in helping their organizations navigate changing workplace realities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are four ways you can be an effective leader during this crisis.
  • ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Working Together for Safety: Safety Management Systems Help in Pandemic

    Apr 22, 2020
    • Education
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • President's Message
    In this episode of Working Together for Safety, ASSP President Diana Stegall explains how your safety management system can be a critical part of your organization's response to COVID-19 and its aftermath.
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    ASSP Recognizes Five Next-Generation Safety Leaders

    Apr 20, 2020
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    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has selected its first recipients of a new award and professional development program that advances occupational safety and health careers. ASSP’s 2020 Emerging Professional Award was earned by five next-generation safety leaders who demonstrate leadership, volunteerism and a desire to widely impact workplace safety.
  • Man walking in warehouse carrying a clipboard

    OSHA to Consider Good-Faith Efforts for Compliance During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Apr 17, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • Standards
    • Global Safety
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • CIG
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    As employers continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has announced that it is advising compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) to evaluate employers’ good-faith efforts to comply with safety and health standards.
  • Medical professional wearing PPE

    Safety News You Need: Personal Protective Equipment

    Apr 17, 2020
    • CIG
    • Global Safety
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
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    Personal protective equipment is a critical line of defense against the spread of COVID-19. In this edition of Safety News You Need, we share resources on how you can provide your workers with the PPE and knowledge they need to protect themselves.
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    How Your Safety Management System Can Help in a Pandemic

    Apr 16, 2020
    • CIG
    • Education
    • PSs
    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    • Students
    Occupational safety and health management systems offer many lessons relevant to a pandemic. Here’s one valuable tool that can help you protect workers.
  • Young woman disinfecting her computer keyboard

    Three Keys to Addressing COVID-19 in the Workplace

    Apr 16, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Ventilation
    • Education
    • Government Affairs
    • CIG
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Global Safety
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Advocacy
    The spread of COVID-19 has required safety professionals to reevaluate the steps they can take to protect the health of their workers. As you take steps to address the virus among your workforce, keep these three points in mind.
  • Capitol Building

    ASSP Responds to Limitations of Stimulus Legislation

    Apr 16, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSP sent letters this week to congressional leaders to voice concern that professional associations are being overlooked in COVID-19 stimulus bills. These organizations are experiencing significant revenue losses and depleting reserve funds due to the pandemic, limiting their ability to provide members the critical support they need.
  • ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Working Together for Safety: OSHA Recordkeeping Guidance

    Apr 15, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • CIG
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    • President's Message
    • PSs
    In the second episode of our “Working Together for Safety” weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall, CSP, CFPS, ARM, shares insights on OSHA’s interim recordkeeping guidance for COVID-19 cases.
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    OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic

    Apr 14, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • CIG
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    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Global Safety
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Safety Management
    • Government Affairs
    • Health & Wellness
    OSHA has released an interim enforcement response plan that offers area offices and compliance safety and health officers guidance and instructions on handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals and severe illness reports.
  • Safety manager holding clipboard and completing a form

    OSHA Temporarily Suspends Some Recordkeeping Requirements on Work-Relatedness of COVID-19

    Apr 12, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    • PSs
    • Government Affairs
    • CIG
    • Advocacy
    On Friday, April 10, OSHA issued interim enforcement guidance that provides time-limited exceptions to its recordkeeping requirements (29 CFR Part 1904) for reporting cases of COVID-19.
  • Man wearing headphones watching online training

    Safety News You Need: Safety Training

    Apr 10, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • Global Safety
    • PSs
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    Keeping workers safe in today's changing work arrangements requires the latest training tools. This edition of Safety News You Need shares resources you can use to keep your workers up-to-date.
  • Election results 2020

    ASSP Elections Highlighted by Roy’s Move to President

    Apr 09, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has announced its new leaders from the 2020 Society elections. All terms begin July 1. Deborah Roy will serve as ASSP president for 2020-21 while Brad Giles moves to president-elect, Christine Sullivan becomes senior vice president and Linda Tapp serves as vice president, finance.
  • Homemade cloth face covering for COVID-19

    Working Together for Safety: Cloth Face Coverings

    Apr 08, 2020
    • President's Message
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Health & Wellness
    In the first episode of our "Working Together for Safety" weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall highlights CDC's latest guidance on cloth face coverings.

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