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    Why the Member-Get-a-Member Campaign Matters

    Feb 06, 2018
    • Membership
    Our Member-Get-a-Member campaign has been going strong since 1981, and it’s no surprise. What’s more surprising about this 37-year-old initiative is what happens when you ask the most active participants why they do it.
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    New global standard considered a milestone in creating safer workplaces

    Jan 31, 2018
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    A significant standard was approved after five years in the making – ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, spearheaded by ISO with support from ASSE. The first-of-its-kind global consensus model provides a framework that can reduce workplace risks and improve business outcomes worldwide.
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    What Is the Hispanic Outreach Working Group?

    Jan 29, 2018
    • Membership
    • HSP
    • Advocacy
    On Dec. 15, 2017, the Society's Board of Directors convened a Hispanic outreach working group in an effort to not only more effectively and strategically engage Hispanic safety professionals, but also improve workplace safety and health for Hispanic/Latino workers, a group disproportionately represented in the recent BLS report on fatal occupational injuries.
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    Self-Evaluation Checklist: Are You a Safety Professional?

    Jan 19, 2018
    • Professional Skills
    • Advocacy
    While all OSH specialists are called on to protect people, property and the environment, they don’t all have the same responsibilities. As the profession has grown, it has become more and more important to identify the subtle differences that distinguish OSH professionals from OSH practitioners.
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    Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations

    Jan 17, 2018
    • Standards
    • Fleet Safety
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    ANSI B11.20-2017 Standard

    Jan 11, 2018
    • Machine Guard
    • Standards
    Originally adopted in 1991, ANSI B11.20 was the first standard to address the safety of complex automation systems created by integrating individual machines into a larger coordinated system. ANSI B11.20-2017 establishes requirements for the construction, operation and maintenance of integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), with the goal of controlling or eliminating hazards to personnel working on or near them. The standard was recently updated to a third edition (B11.20-2017).
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    Attendees save on SeminarFest 2018 by registering before Jan. 22

    Jan 11, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    Safety professionals must act fast to save on registration for one of the nation’s premier occupational safety and health education events. ASSE will end regular registration for SeminarFest 2018 on Jan. 22. Higher fees will apply to late registrants of the immersive learning experience held Feb. 1-8 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.
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    Veterans encouraged to explore post-military careers in workplace safety

    Jan 10, 2018
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    The qualities of military veterans are also the traits of an OSH professional, which is why ASSE believes that military members separating from the U.S. Armed Forces should consider workplace safety as a second career. Safety professionals keep people protected by analyzing and controlling on-the-job risks and hazards.
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    ANSI/ASSP Z390.1-2017 and Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs

    Jan 02, 2018
    • Standards
    • Advocacy
    Originally created in 1994, ANSI/ASSE Z390.1, Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs, was developed to establish appropriate hydrogen sulfide (H2S) safety training for those working in the oil and gas industry. The Z390.1 committee has published a 2017 revision (ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017) of the standard, which incorporates information to accommodate the needs of other industries. In addition, changes were made to update references to technology, as well as editorial cleanup.
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    Microlearning FAQs: Learn How to Get Smarter Faster

    Dec 26, 2017
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Construction PS
    • Management PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    Microlearning, an informal training method that has gained popularity in recent years, is emerging as an effective way to convey important concepts in short amounts of time. Is microlearning right for you? Here are three of our most frequently asked questions.
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    The Seven Steps of Confined Space Rescue

    Dec 21, 2017
    • Advocacy
    • Confined Spaces
    • Standards
    When working in confined spaces, an important question for safety professionals to consider is what to do if someone becomes injured, incapacitated or trapped in a space and has to be rescued.
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    What Is the Singapore Accord and How Does It Clarify OSH Roles?

    Dec 20, 2017
    • WISE
    • HSP
    • Professional Skills
    • YP
    • Consultants PS
    • Utilities PS
    • Transportation PS
    • Training & Communications PS
    • Risk Management/Insurance PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Oil, Gas, Mining & Mineral Resources PS
    • Military BR
    • Manufacturing PS
    • Management PS
    • International PS
    • Industrial Hygiene PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • Fire Protection PS
    • Ergonomics PS
    • Environmental PS
    • Engineering PS
    • Construction PS
    • BISE
    • Academics PS
    • Advocacy
    Which skills should each type of OSH employee bring to the table? What are those different types? The Singapore Accord, a call-to-action signed at a 2017 meeting in Singapore, encourages OSH organizations to adopt a global framework that helps answer those and other important questions.
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    ASSE prepared to help reverse trend of fatal workplace injuries

    Dec 19, 2017
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Education
    ASSE pledges to work with its extensive network of members and stakeholders to help address fatal occupational injuries that increased for the third straight year according to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, up 7 percent from 2015.
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    Registration opens for ASSE’s Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    Dec 12, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    Registration is open for ASSE’s Safety 2018 PDC in San Antonio. The nation's largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals – expected to draw more than 8,000 people from 40 countries – takes place June 3-6 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center along the San Antonio River Walk.​
  • ASSE launches search for new executive director

    Dec 07, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSE is working with executive search firm Korn Ferry to hire its next executive director. Dennis Hudson, ASSE's current executive director, is set to retire in April after two years in that position and 10 years at the Society overall. His replacement will become the eighth executive director since ASSE was founded in 1911.
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    New International Report Cites CSHS Metrics

    Nov 21, 2017
    • Advocacy
    Businesses across the globe are fundamentally changing the ways they approach OHS, with new strategies recognizing the importance of social, mental and financial well-being. A new report from the International SOS Foundation and Sancroft recognizes Center for Safety and Health Sustainability’s position at the forefront of this industry-wide shift and features a few key CSHS metrics.
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    Technical Update: OSHA References ANSI/ASSE Z359 in Clarifying Fall Protection Training

    Nov 13, 2017
    • Standards
    • Training & Communication
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    In a letter of interpretation OSHA indicates that fall protection trainers who are compliant with ANSI/ASSP Z359 (fall protection/arrest) and ANSI/ASSP Z490 (OSH training) will meet the definition of qualified in the agency's Walking and Working Surfaces rule.
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    Workplace injuries decline, but ASSE wants further improvements in job safety

    Nov 10, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSE is encouraged after seeing data that shows a decrease in occupational injuries and illnesses, but the world’s oldest professional safety organization knows even more can be done to protect workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that workplace injuries at private industry employers were down by 48,500 cases in 2016.
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    Research workshop ignites effort to improve workplace safety

    Nov 01, 2017
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    Additional scientific research and a broad sharing of existing data are needed by OSH practitioners across the country to better protect workers in every industry. That’s why ASSE brought together dozens of industry leaders and safety experts for a research workshop at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare that aimed to create a new wave of progress.
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    Statement from ASSE on nomination of Scott Mugno as head of OSHA

    Oct 31, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • OSHA/ Law
    Jim Smith, president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, made a statement regarding the nomination of Scott Mugno as head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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