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  • Chris Ballman2

    ASSP Names New Director of Professional Development

    Apr 15, 2019
    • Training & Communication
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    ASSP welcomed its new director of professional development April 15. Chris Ballman is an experienced association executive who will oversee the Society’s comprehensive educational offerings and provide leadership oversight of its largest annual event – the PDC in June.
  • business women at work

    Women and Safety Report Offers Solutions to Make Workplaces Safer

    Apr 11, 2019
    • Press Release
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • WISE
    • Advocacy
    ASSP released a report on women and safety in the modern workplace – a follow-up to its Women’s Workplace Safety Summit held last October near Chicago. The report focuses on three main challenges faced by women in the workplace and offers potential solutions.
  • Volunteers

    Our Members Make a Difference

    Apr 09, 2019
    • PSs
    • Membership
    • CIG
    • Chapter Leader Update
    • Professional Skills
    • Featured
    Our volunteer leaders play a vital role in our efforts to elevate the safety profession. Here are just a few stories of recent Culbertson Volunteer Service Award winners and how they have made a difference through volunteering.
  • Drone flying

    Three Steps to a Safe and Effective Drone Surveillance Program

    Apr 08, 2019
    • Utilities PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Public
    • PSs
    • Education
    • Construction PS
    • CIG
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Construction
    Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones,” have become increasingly popular in recent years among hobbyists and the business community alike. Here are three steps to keep in mind for a safe and efficient drone surveillance program. ​
  • Kathy Seabrook at CSHS Paris web

    Commitment Signed to ‘Put People into Sustainability’

    Apr 04, 2019
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    • Global Safety
    • Health & Wellness
    World-leading organizations joined experts in the fields of human capital, sustainability and occupational safety and health in signing a commitment to position the safety, health and well-being of people at the center of the sustainable business agenda. It came at a recent CSHS summit in Paris.
  • Joel Haight Rixio Medina

    ASSP and KOSHA Will Collaborate to Improve Workplace Safety

    Apr 02, 2019
    • Press Release
    • Global Safety
    • Advocacy
    ASSP and the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency formalized a memorandum of understanding that outlines how the organizations will collaborate on advancing workplace safety and health over the next five years. The agreement was signed at a global workplace safety and health sustainability event in Paris.
  • ISO TC-283 members for web

    ASSP Handbook on ISO 45001 Safety Management Standard Expected in 2019

    Mar 29, 2019
    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    Publication of an ISO 45001 implementation handbook is expected this year as a follow-up to the global safety and health management system standard released in 2018. The handbook will provide small and medium-sized businesses with detailed guidance on how they can apply the voluntary consensus standard.
  • TC283 Meeting

    Shaping the Future of Safety Management Systems

    Mar 28, 2019
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Training & Communication
    • Global Safety
    • Featured
    • Advocacy
    • CIG
    • Education
    At a recent meeting of ISO technical committee (TC) 283, more than 80 representatives from over 30 countries throughout the world met to discuss raising greater recognition of the ISO 45001 standard and moving new global standards projects forward.
  • Triangle fire for web

    ASSP Remembers Factory Fire That Spurred Workplace Safety

    Mar 22, 2019
    • Press Release
    • Fire Safety
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    March 25 marks 108 years since OSH became front-page news because of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. ASSP encourages all companies and their workers to join the Society in observing a moment of silence at 4:45 pm ET Monday to pay tribute to the workers who died in the fire while also refocusing on safe work environments.
  • Distressed worker sitting in stairwell

    Suicide in the Construction Industry: Breaking the Stigma and Silence

    Mar 11, 2019
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Health & Wellness
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    A suicide occurs every 12 minutes in the U.S. While these incidents touch every industry, one industry in particular has felt the impact of suicide in recent years – construction and excavation.
  • Gertrude Elion

    Women's Achievements in Safety

    Mar 08, 2019
    • Chapter Leader Update
    • WISE
    • PSs
    • Education
    • Featured
    • CIG
    Throughout history, women have played a tremendous role in occupational health and safety. These inspiring individuals advanced the cause of worker health, made transportation safer and established medical breakthroughs utilized to this day.
  • Safety 2018 web

    Media Advisory: Journalists Invited to Safety 2019 in New Orleans

    Mar 07, 2019
    • Press Release
    Journalists are invited to attend Safety 2019 in New Orleans. ASSP's signature event involves professionals from 40 countries participating as presenters, exhibitors and attendees. The conference takes place Sunday, June 9, to Wednesday, June 12.
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist

    Four Keys to Safe Emergency Response

    Mar 06, 2019
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Featured
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Training & Communication
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    Proper emergency response is all about mitigating the consequences of an event, saving lives and ultimately returning the business to normal operations. Here are four steps you can take to ensure that your business is prepared in the event of an emergency.
  • Leadership change

    ASSP Announces New Leaders of Key Standards Committees

    Mar 04, 2019
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    ASSP announces leadership changes on two ANSI/ASSP standards committees that work to advance occupational safety and health across the country. Thomas Kramer, P.E., CSP, is the new chair of the Z359 Fall Protection Committee while John Johnson, CSP, is now the chair of the A10 Safety Requirements for Construction and Demolition Operations Committee.
  • crime scene tape

    ASSP Technical Report Aims to Reduce Risk of Workplace Violence

    Feb 20, 2019
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Press Release
    Violence in workplaces across the country is a growing problem. ASSP has taken a new step to help curb the risk of workplace incidents involving active shooters. ASSP published a technical report that can help guide companies to safer environments and a coordinated response should a hostile event occur.
  • Regina McMichael Safety Conference

    Six Tips That Will Help You Become an ASSP Conference Speaker

    Feb 14, 2019
    • Education
    Are you thinking about submitting a proposal to speak at ASSP's annual conference next June in New Orleans, LA, but not sure what to talk about? Here are six tips to get your thought process flowing.
  • Conduct the Assessment

    Conducting a Risk Assessment

    Feb 12, 2019
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    Risk assessment serves many purposes for an organization, including reducing operational risks, improving safety performance and achieving objectives.
  • drone near construction site

    Did You Know OSHA Has a Drone Inspection Policy?

    Feb 12, 2019
    Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
    • Government Affairs
    • Management PS
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Construction PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Safety Management
    • Utilities PS
    • Transportation PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Advocacy
    In May 2018, OSHA issued an internal memorandum outlining the procedures for inspectors to follow when using drones as part of a work site inspection. To date, no link to the document is publicly available.
  • George Washington Carver

    African American Achievements in Safety

    Feb 07, 2019
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Featured
    These safety pioneers had vision and made life safer for others. They were innovators and inspirations—and they made a difference.
  • professional women working

    OSHA Drops Requirement to Electronically Submit OSHA Forms 300 and 301

    Jan 31, 2019
    • Consultants PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Management PS
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 and Form 301 each year. These establishments must still maintain those records on-site and must continue to submit information from their Form 300A.

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