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    Asian American Achievements in Safety

    Apr 30, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Value of the Profession
    Whether by participating in occupational safety and health or influencing its effectiveness, these 10 Asian Americans have a significant place in history.
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    Safety News You Need: National Safety Stand-Down

    Apr 29, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    This week’s link roundup includes guidance on preventing falls in construction; an update on OSHA’s emergency temporary COVID-19 standard and more.
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    Get to Know ASSP President-Elect Brad Giles

    Apr 28, 2021
    • Member News
    Learn a little more about our President-Elect Brad Giles, who will become ASSP president on July 1, 2021
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    ASSP’s Fall Protection Toolbox Supports OSHA’s Stand-Down

    Apr 28, 2021
    • Standards
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    ASSP has introduced fall protection courses and new online safety resources to help safety professionals recognize the eighth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction on May 3-7. The campaign is led by OSHA.
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    Management Practice Specialty Starts Virtual Book Club to Help Members Stay Connected

    Apr 26, 2021
    • Management PS
    • Member News
    Paul Lane, a member of our Greater Boston Chapter and the Management Practice Specialty, recently formed a virtual book club for the Management Practice Specialty on the ASSP Community.
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    Safety News You Need: Protecting Young Workers

    Apr 22, 2021
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Education
    This week’s link roundup includes news on a national campaign to improve safety for teen workers, COVID19 workplace legislation, tips for creating better remote workstations and more.
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    Here’s Your Chance to Help Improve ISO Risk Management Standards

    Apr 21, 2021
    • Standards
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    An ISO technical committee is seeking input from risk management practitioners on how it can improve ISO 31000, its global standard on risk management.
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    OSHA Guidance on Recording Illnesses Caused by COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Apr 21, 2021
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has issued new frequently asked questions on recording illnesses caused by required and recommended COVID-19 vaccinations.
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    Protecting the Public From Construction Hazards

    Apr 21, 2021
    • Construction
    • Standards
    • Education
    The recently updated ANSI/ASSP A10.34-2021 standard provides best practices for protecting the public on or adjacent to construction sites, and identifies different construction hazards that can endanger the people, property and environment surrounding the job site.
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    House Passes Bill to Protect Healthcare and Social Service Workers From Violence

    Apr 16, 2021
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Public Sector PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1195, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, and supporters are urging the U.S. Senate to move the legislation forward.
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    Safety News You Need: OSHA Leadership

    Apr 15, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    This week’s link roundup includes news on the nominee to head OSHA, updated CDC guidance for workplace ventilation, tips for preventing struck-by incidents in construction and more.
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    3 Keys to Improving Your Fall Protection Training Program

    Apr 15, 2021
    • Featured
    • Fall Protection
    • Education
    If you’re looking to establish a fall protection training program or improve your current training, use these three tips to educate workers on operating safely.
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    Worker Well-Being Questionnaire Designed to Help You Improve Interventions

    Apr 14, 2021
    • Health & Wellness
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    As part of its ongoing efforts to promote Total Worker Health, NIOSH has published a questionnaire to help organizations assess worker well-being.
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    ASSP Elections Highlighted by Giles’ Upcoming Move to President

    Apr 13, 2021
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has announced its new leaders from the 2021 Society elections. All terms begin July 1. Bradley Giles will serve as ASSP president for 2021-22.
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    House Scheduled to Debate Bill to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

    Apr 12, 2021
    • Healthcare PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Health & Wellness
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    On April 15, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to discuss legislation that would require employers in the healthcare and social services industries to implement a workplace violence prevention plan.
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    Safety News You Need: Supporting Remote Workers

    Apr 09, 2021
    • Education
    This week's link roundup highlights guidance on supporting the well-being of remote workers; preventing workplace violence; protecting workers in the cannabis industry; and how you can help prevent suicide among first responders.
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    Secretary Walsh Puts Temporary Hold on OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Standard

    Apr 07, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    • Advocacy
    The publication of OSHA's emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 is being delayed while the agency reviews the latest scientific data and CDC guidance.
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    Safety News You Need: Seasonal Predictions and Strategies

    Apr 01, 2021
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    Learn more about digital eye strain, weather emergencies, essential worker needs, OSHA’s regulatory agenda and COVID-19 vaccinations.
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    ASSP Shifts Safety 2021 to Austin in September

    Mar 31, 2021
    • Professional Skills
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Global Safety
    Prioritizing the safety and health of all attendees, ASSP moved its signature event to a new date and location while making it a hybrid experience. The Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition takes place Sept. 13-15 both online and in-person in Austin, Texas.
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    Safety News You Need: Safe Return to Work

    Mar 25, 2021
    • Education
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights tips for a safe return to the workplace and new leadership at the Department of labor.

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