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  • Four construction workers talking

    OSHA Implements New Weighting System for Workplace Safety and Health Inspections

    Oct 25, 2019
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    OSHA's new weighting system for inspections is now in effect. Its aim is to focus the agency's enforcement activities on critical areas where it can have the greatest impact.
  • Two businessmen in an office meeting

    Four Elements of a Successful OSHA Consultation

    Oct 24, 2019
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • PSs
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    • Advocacy
    • CIG
    Before you begin an OSHA consultation, keep these four elements in mind to help ensure a smooth and successful process.
  • Foundation scholarships

    ASSP Foundation Accepting Applications for $400,000 in Aid

    Oct 17, 2019
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    • Education
    • Students
    • Advocacy
    The ASSP Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships and professional development grants through Dec. 1 for the 2019-20 academic year. More than $400,000 is available to occupational safety and health students and professionals, thanks to the generosity of corporate donors and the ASSP community.
  • Industrial worker welding

    OSHA Final Rule on Beryllium Standards

    Oct 04, 2019
    • Education
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • OSHA/ Law
    • PSs
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • CIG
    OSHA has issued a final rule on its beryllium standards for construction and shipyards that extends the compliance dates for ancillary provisions to Sept. 30, 2020.
  • Emerging Safety Pro

    New Emerging Professional Award Aims to Boost Safety Careers

    Oct 03, 2019
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    ASSP has created a new opportunity for emerging occupational safety and health professionals to advance their careers while getting involved in the world’s oldest professional safety organization. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Emerging Professional Award.
  • Businesswoman giving presentation

    How to Implement and Evaluate Leading Indicators

    Oct 03, 2019
    • Featured
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    OSHA’s recent guideline explores leading indicators as a safety and health metric, and explains how they can help your organization improve performance and create an action plan for implementation and review.
  • Paramedics treating a patient

    Protecting First Responders From Illicit Drug Exposure

    Oct 02, 2019
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Featured
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Public Sector PS
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Featured
    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • PSs
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    • CIG
    A new toolkit from NIOSH offers resources for educating first responders on the dangers of illicit drug exposure and the steps they can take to protect themselves.
  • Live Virtual Classroom

    ASSP Adding Virtual Participants to Classroom Safety Training

    Sep 30, 2019
    • Certification Preparation
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Press Release
    ASSP is taking live classroom training and adding virtual participants via two-way video projection, meaning that a safety professional from their home or office can get all the benefits of face-to-face instruction without the travel time or expense. The new education option is called Live Virtual Classroom.
  • Business Meeting

    Three Keys to Improving Risk Management

    Sep 27, 2019
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Professional Skills
    Risk management is at the heart of what safety professionals do every day. Taking these three actions will help you and your organization become more intelligent about risk and improve risk management.
  • Safety management

    Revised Z10 Standard Is Blueprint for Safety Management

    Sep 18, 2019
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Press Release
    • Education
    The revised ANSI/ASSP Z10.0-2019 standard that guides implementation of safety and health management systems is now available after being approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The update establishes Z10 as one of the most comprehensive systems-based standards in the world for occupational safety and health management.
  • Nicole Malachowski

    Six Ways You Can Challenge Assumptions and Lead Your Team

    Sep 16, 2019
    • Featured
    • Training & Communication
    • Professional Skills
    • Education
    • CIG
    • PSs
    Nicole Malachowski's experience has shaped six defining principles that she says can help safety professionals reach their full potential and take their teams to the next level.
  • Instructor talking at front of class

    Registration Opens for SafetyFOCUS 2020 in Las Vegas

    Sep 12, 2019
    • Membership
    • Certification Preparation
    • Press Release
    • Professional Skills
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    Early bird registration is now open for SafetyFOCUS 2020, ASSP's immersive education event. Formerly known as Seminarfest, SafetyFOCUS 2020 features a full-day course format that allows attendees to gain deep knowledge on specific topics while building a schedule that fits their professional development needs.
  • Person at computer holding wrist

    Preventing Hand-Wrist Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Sep 11, 2019
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Health & Wellness
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    A recent study found that that new guidelines from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists provide for better prevention of hand, wrist and elbow musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Business meeting

    ISO 45001 Five-Step Action Plan for Safety Management

    Sep 11, 2019
    • Safety Management
    • PSs
    • Featured
    • Standards
    • Advocacy
    The adoption of ISO 45001 was a watershed moment for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS). Follow these five steps to begin implementing ISO 45001 at your organization.
  • toolbox

    Safety Standards Toolbox Can Help Create True Safety Culture

    Sep 05, 2019
    • Construction PS
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Construction
    OSH professionals can transform their company’s safety program from a compliance-driven cost center into a corporate sustainability initiative with help from ASSP's Safety Standards Toolbox. The Sept. 24-25 event includes four webinars and access to nearly 50 voluntary consensus safety standards.
  • Factory worker wearing respiratory protection

    Marking a Century of Respiratory Protection

    Sep 03, 2019
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Featured
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Health & Wellness
    • Ventilation
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • PSs
    • Featured
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Featured
    • CIG
    NIOSH is holding the first annual Respiratory Protection Week, September 3 to 6 to highlight the history of respiratory protection and explore current certification work and science dedicated to improving respiratory protection.
  • Worker wearing hard hat and harness

    Four Steps of Designing an Effective Fall Protection System

    Aug 22, 2019
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • Education
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Slips & Trips
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    Protecting workers at height is a great challenge for occupational safety and health professionals. These steps can help you make sure your employees have the right equipment, know how to operate it and keep it in good working order.
  • Factory worker wearing eye and ear protection

    Understanding the Hazards of Workplace Noise

    Aug 16, 2019
    • Training & Communication
    • Standards
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Construction
    • Health & Wellness
    A new video from the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation provides a tool to teach workers about the hazards of workplace noise and the effects of overexposure.
  • Construction worker drinking water

    ASSP Committee Proposes Heat Stress Management Standard

    Aug 16, 2019
    • Standards
    • PSs
    • CIG
    • Training & Communication
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Construction
    A proposed consensus standard will establish minimum requirements for the prevention of heat illnesses and management of heat stress hazards and exposures encountered during construction and demolition.
  • Red lockout hasps

    ASSP Supports Reopening OSHA's Lockout/Tagout Rulemaking

    Aug 15, 2019
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    • Lockout/Tagout
    In its comments in response to an OSHA request for information, ASSP submitted a technical comments supporting the reopening of the agency's lockout/tagout regulation.

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