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American Society of Safety Professionals is your source for insights on trends in the safety profession, including developments in safety management, worker safety, government and regulatory affairs and standards.

 

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  • Construction worker harnessed on a steel frame building

    Fall Protection Anchorage: Are You Anchoring Properly?

    Feb 24, 2020
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Education
    • Construction PS
    • CIG
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    Anchorage connectors are s complicated component of a fall protection system. Learn how you can confirm that an anchorage point is strong enough to safely arrest a fall and that the anchorage is at a point that will allow a worker to avoid injury should they fall.
  • Construction site with cranes and construction materials

    Three Steps for Controlling Hazardous Energy in Construction and Demolition

    Feb 14, 2020
    • Standards
    • Electrical Safety
    • Safety Management
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    • CIG
    • PSs
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Construction
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    Of the many risks and hazards in construction and demolition work, hazardous energy is one that often gets overlooked. If your workforce is involved in construction and demolition operations, keep these three points in mind to help protect them from exposure to hazardous energy.
  • Saw cutting cinder block creating dust

    OSHA Revises National Emphasis Program on Silica

    Feb 06, 2020
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Advocacy
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Training & Communication
    • Construction
    • Government Affairs
    OSHA's revised National Emphasis Program aims to reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica in general industry, maritime and construction.
  • Nature

    CSHS Takes Lead Role in Coalition to Advance Worker Safety and Health

    Feb 05, 2020
    • Advocacy
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Press Release
    The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) has signed on as a strategic partner of the newly launched Capitals Coalition. The Switzerland-based coalition will take an integrated and systemic approach in addressing environmental, social and economic challenges.
  • People wearing surgical mask sitting in subway in Shanghai

    Coronavirus Information for Employers

    Jan 28, 2020
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Advocacy
    OSHA has published a web page to help employers understand the new coronovirus outbreak, learn what it means to their employees and find resources that provide more specific precautions.
  • Female surgeon putting on surgical gloves before operation

    PPE in Healthcare: How to Prevent Exposure and Contamination

    Jan 22, 2020
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    Without the proper PPE, healthcare workers are putting their own safety, health and well-being and that of the public at risk. These three concepts can help protect the health and safety of doctors, nurses, staff and the public.
  • Group of safety professionals networking at a table in a bright room

    5 Ways the ASSP Community Is Different Than LinkedIn

    Jan 17, 2020
    • Membership
    • PSs
    • CIG
    The ASSP Community is a new online forum for members. Here are five things that make it different from LinkedIn and other social platforms.
  • Instructor in classroom

    Planning Ahead: Instructors Sought for SafetyFOCUS 2021

    Jan 15, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Certification Preparation
    ASSP is already recruiting instructors for SafetyFOCUS 2021 that shifts to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It’s an opportunity for safety experts to make a difference by contributing to the continuing education of OSH professionals.
  • Man and woman on construction site discussing building plans

    How to Build a Successful Safety and Health Management System

    Jan 14, 2020
    • Featured
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    • CIG
    Two new documents from the ANSI/ASSP Z10 Committee provide comprehensive guidelines for implementing and maintaining an occupational health and safety management system.
  • Construction workers discussing plans

    The Fall Protection Lifeline: A Safety Professional’s Guide to Self-Retracting Devices

    Jan 13, 2020
    • CIG
    • Featured
    • Education
    • Construction
    • Fall Protection
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Featured
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Featured
    • Confined Spaces
    Self-retracting devices (SRDs) offer workers at height a tool for moving around a workspace, while providing a lanyard that will arrest their fall, should one take place. Taking these can help you ensure that SRDs will provide an appropriate level of protection.
  • Data report 2

    Rising Workplace Fatalities Must Be Met With Standards, Safety Systems

    Dec 17, 2019
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    ASSP is urging employers to be more active in adopting voluntary national consensus standards and implementing safety and health management systems in response to newly released data. The BLS reported that 5,250 fatal work injuries occurred in 2018, a 2 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Safety 2019 expo web

    Registration Opens for Safety 2020 in Orlando

    Dec 16, 2019
    • Professional Skills
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • Press Release
    Registration is open for the nation’s largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals. ASSP expects to draw more than 5,000 attendees from 40 countries to its Safety 2020 Professional Development Conference and Exposition. The event takes place June 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
  • Young woman typing on laptop

    How to Develop an Effective E-learning Program

    Dec 13, 2019
    • Featured
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    E-learning offers organizations and trainers a whole new world of opportunities in safety and health training. Use these five tips when developing your e-learning program.
  • Online learning

    Virtual Symposium Stresses Value of Safety Management Systems

    Dec 12, 2019
    • Construction
    • Education
    • Global Safety
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Construction PS
    • Press Release
    ASSP is holding a one-day virtual symposium that will focus on occupational health and safety management systems and how they can reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities in any organization. The symposium will include four webinars and provide registrants with two standards for free.
  • Group of workers in a poultry processing plant

    Let’s Talk Turkey: A Day in the Life of a Poultry Safety Professional

    Nov 26, 2019
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Ventilation
    • Training & Communication
    • Slips & Trips
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Health & Wellness
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    Behind every piece of poultry brought to the market is a safety professional working to implement measures to protect the workers processing the poultry as well as the consumers eating it.
  • Businessman giving presentation in a conference room

    Four Tips for Developing Effective Safety and Health Training

    Nov 15, 2019
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Featured
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • CIG
    How can safety professionals ensure that each employee has the knowledge they need to do their jobs safely? Here are four tips to get you started on developing a safety, health and environmental training program that meets the needs of your workforce.
  • Data report

    ASSP Says Injury Rate Unacceptable, Calls for Employers to Act

    Nov 11, 2019
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    ASSP is calling on employers to take steps to protect America’s workers from injury and illness in response to newly released data. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in 2018, unchanged from the previous year. It was the first time since 2012 that the rate did not decrease.
  • ISO Technical Committee 283 meeting in Kigali Rwanda

    Global Focus on Safety Management Systems Grows: Report From ISO TC 283

    Nov 11, 2019
    • Featured
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • PSs
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    At its recent meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, ISO Technical Committee 283 continued its development and enhancement of the ISO 45000 family of standards.
  • Businesswoman giving presentation to a group of colleagues

    Four Keys to Changing Your Safety Culture

    Nov 04, 2019
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • PSs
    • Professional Skills
    • Education
    • Featured
    • CIG
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Advocacy
    In his Business Class column in Professional Safety Journal, Peter Susca, M.S., examines the influence of Organizational Culture on occupational safety and health and identifies some key steps safety professionals can take to integrate safety into the business culture.
  • Confined space warning sign on sidewalk

    Six Questions That Help Define Confined Space Safety

    Nov 04, 2019
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Confined Spaces
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    More than two million workers operate in confined spaces every year. Answering a few key questions can help you ensure that workers stay safe in confined spaces and that your organization has proper procedures in place for emergency rescue.

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