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    Q&A: Using OSHA Consultation to Improve Your Safety and Health Management System

    Aug 14, 2023
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/Law
    Todd Schultz shares how OSHA on-site consultation can help small and medium-sized businesses establish and improve their safety and health management systems.
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    5 Emerging Technologies in Ergonomics and Why They Matter

    Aug 10, 2023
    • Construction
    • Membership
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Member Community
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    Emerging technologies are changing the way safety professionals approach ergonomics. Here are five tools that could help you address workplace challenges.
  • OSHA Aims to Reduce Hazards in Warehouses and Distribution Centers

    Aug 03, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/Law
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    OSHA has launched a national emphasis program to address hazards in warehouses, processing facilities, distribution centers and high-risk retail establishments.
  • Deadline Nears for SafetyFOCUS Education Event

    Aug 01, 2023
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    • Certification Preparation
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    OSH professionals thinking about attending this fall’s SafetyFOCUS event should register soon to avoid a rate increase. The regular rate expires after Aug. 10.
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    OSHA Issues Hazard Alert for Heat

    Jul 27, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Health & Wellness
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/Law
    As part of a national effort to better protect workers and communities from extreme heat, OSHA has issued a hazard alert for heat and will increase enforcement efforts to prevent heat exposure in the workplace.
  • Construction worker man wearing a hard hat and holding a clipboard on a job site

    Q&A: How Can Construction Safety Professionals Help Prevent Struck-by Incidents?

    Jul 25, 2023
    • Construction
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Advocacy
    Struck-by incidents are the second leading cause of fatalities among U.S. construction workers. Use these tips from Carl Heinlein to address struck-by hazards.
  • Woman construction worker in red work coverall PPE

    OSHA's Proposed Rule Aims to Improve Fit of PPE in Construction

    Jul 20, 2023
    • OSHA/Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • Standards
    OSHA is proposing to revise the PPE standard for the construction industry to ensure it clearly states that PPE must fit each affected employee properly. Comments are due Sept. 18.
  • New Rule Expands Injury/Illness Data Reporting Requirements for High-Hazard Industries

    Jul 17, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    • OSHA/Law
    • Safety Management
    Under a new rule that takes effect Jan. 1, 2024, certain employers in designated high-hazard industries will need to electronically submit injury and illness information to OSHA.
  • ASSP Supports OSHA's Efforts to Increase Use of Leading Indicators

    Jul 12, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    • OSHA/Law
    • Safety Management
    ASSP recently submitted comments to OSHA on the use of leading indicators and their impact on workplace safety and health.
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    Safety 2023 Attendance Ranks Best in Event’s History

    Jul 06, 2023
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    ASSP's signature event attracted nearly 6,000 OSH professionals in June to set an in-person attendance record for the global event.
  • ASSP Foundation Awards $334,500 in Scholarships and Grants

    Jun 28, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Students
    The ASSP Foundation is awarding $334,500 in scholarships and grants to help many people achieve their educational and career goals in safety and health.
  • Final Days of Discounted Rate for SafetyFOCUS

    Jun 22, 2023
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Certification Preparation
    • Training & Communication
    The opportunity to secure a discounted rate for the fall session of SafetyFOCUS concludes next week when early bird registration ends June 29.
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    LGBTQ+ American Achievements in Safety

    Jun 20, 2023
    • OSHA/Law
    • Health & Wellness
    • Professional Skills
    • Value of the Profession
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    Many who identify as LGBTQ+ have contributed to the improvement of safety and health through leadership, innovation and research. Here are 10 of their stories.
  • ASSP and VPPPA to Collaborate on Worker Safety

    Jun 20, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • OSHA/Law
    ASSP and VPPPA signed a memorandum of understanding June 15 and will assist OSHA in modernizing its longstanding Voluntary Protection Programs.
  • McNelly Speaks About Safety as Core Value

    Jun 15, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/Law
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    CEO Jennifer McNelly of ASSP spoke June 14 at the “Safety as a Core Workplace Value National Listening Session” held by OSHA in Washington, D.C.
  • The words, "4 Concepts Advocates Say Are Improving Safety and Health" with headshots of Pam Walaski, Andrea Baker, Ron Gantt and Helen Harris; The Safety 2023 logo with the words, "June 5-7, 2023 | San Antonio, TX"

    4 Concepts Advocates Say Are Improving Safety and Health

    Jun 01, 2023
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Professional Skills
    • Advocacy
    Safety 2023 panelists will present four ideas that are changing our profession. Learn more about these concepts and the leaders advocating for them.
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    OSHA Seeking Comments on Use of Leading Indicators

    May 19, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/Law
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    • Safety Management
    OSHA is asking for stakeholder input on their current use of leading indicators and their impact on managing safety and health management systems as the agency considers developing a leading indicators resource.
  • Registration Opens for Fall Session of SafetyFOCUS

    May 19, 2023
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Fall Protection
    • Certification Preparation
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    Registration is open for the fall session of SafetyFOCUS, the semi-annual in-depth education experience set for Sept. 18-22 in Arlington, VA, and online.
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    Share Your Comments on How to Measure the Impact of Standards on Safety and Health

    May 16, 2023
    • Advocacy
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    ANSI and UL Standards & Engagement have published a draft whitepaper, "Principles for Measuring the Impact of Voluntary Consensus Standards on Human Health and Safety." The groups are seeking public comments by June 15.
  • Pregnant worker smiling on the phone next to a colleague while sitting in a chair

    Q&A: Keeping Pregnant Workers Safe and Healthy on the Job

    May 10, 2023
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/Law
    • Health & Wellness
    Rachel Walla-Housman shares tips to help safety professionals understand the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and protect their pregnant team members.

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