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  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory workers

    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: An American Tragedy

    Mar 24, 2021
    • Education
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is one of the most tragic events in American workplace history. It reminds us how far we’ve come and the work that remains.
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    Listen Now: COVID-19 One More Reason to Take Mental Health Seriously

    Mar 24, 2021
    • Construction PS
    • Health & Wellness
    • Construction
    • Education
    Listen to Bruce Morton read his article, "COVID-19: One More Reason to Take Mental Health Seriously."
  • Silver grain bin silos

    Safety News You Need: Grain Bin Safety

    Mar 18, 2021
    • Education
    This week's roundup of Safety News You Need highlights steps for protecting grain bin workers, and offers insight into what a national emergency temporary COVID-19 standard could look like.
  • Worker putting on fall protection harness

    Selecting and Inspecting Fall Protection Equipment: 5 Keys to Success

    Mar 18, 2021
    • Fall Protection
    • Education
    It can be challenging to navigate the world of fall protection equipment. As you select and inspect your equipment, keep these five key points in mind.
  • Triangle fire for web

    ASSP Remembers Deadly Factory Fire That Spurred Workplace Safety

    Mar 18, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Fire Safety
    • Value of the Profession
    It has been 110 years since the tragic factory fire that led to the creation of ASSP. All workers are encouraged to join the Society in recognizing the anniversary by observing a moment of silence at 4:45 p.m. ET March 25 – the exact time the first alarm was sounded.
  • Engineer holding a clipboard on a job site

    OSHA Program Aims to Protect High-Risk Workers From Coronavirus

    Mar 12, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    OSHA has announced a national emphasis program geared toward enforcement efforts related to companies that put the largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting coronavirus.
  • Construction manager at a work site

    Safety News You Need: Construction Safety and Health

    Mar 11, 2021
    • Education
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights how small construction firms can communicate with workers about COVID-19, and provides tips for improving ventilation for indoor construction sites.
  • Doctor placing bandage on patients arm

    CDC Guidelines for Implementing a Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Program

    Mar 11, 2021
    • Education
    CDC’s new guidance offers employers tips on how to implement on-site COVID-19 vaccination programs and outlines steps employers should take before reopening workplaces.
  • U.S. Capitol Building

    Safety News You Need: OSHA Top 10

    Mar 05, 2021
    • Education
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights OSHA’s Top 10 citations for FY 2020; how advancements in respirator technology are improving worker health; and more.
  • Doctor filling a syringe

    Guidelines Aim to Prevent Needlestick Injuries at COVID-19 Vaccine Sites

    Mar 05, 2021
    • Education
    New CDC guidance outlines safety measures to reduce the probability of needlestick injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens at COVID-19 vaccination sites.
  • Young woman working from home

    Survey Examines Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health

    Mar 04, 2021
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    A recent Llloyd’s Register survey examines how new work arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic have affected worker mental health and well-being.
  • Smiling woman sitting at her desk

    Safety News You Need: Workplace Well-Being

    Feb 26, 2021
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights a bill to protect healthcare and social service workers; reviews the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on worker mental health and more.
  • Worker putting on safety harness

    The Fall Protection Code: Your Guide to Helping Protect Workers at Height

    Feb 26, 2021
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    ANSI/ASSP Z359.1-2020, The Fall Protection Code, is a comprehensive guide to developing an effective fall protection program.
  • Webinar

    Upcoming ASSP Education Includes Free OSHA Webinars

    Feb 25, 2021
    • Webinar
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Press Release
    • Education
    Occupational safety and health professionals have two upcoming opportunities to learn about developments within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at free webinars.
  • Young businesswoman delivering a presentation at a conference

    Safety 2021 Expects to Bring Hybrid Experience to 60th Event

    Feb 23, 2021
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    For the first time, ASSP’s signature event — the Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition — is expected to be a hybrid experience that is also moving to a new location and date for greater accessibility.
  • Smiling businessman at his desk

    Safety News You Need: Safety Leadership

    Feb 19, 2021
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights the impact of leadership on safety and health, and how you can identify and develop leaders within your organization.
  • Survey

    Fall Experience Survey Aims to Advance Workplace Safety

    Feb 15, 2021
    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Engineering PS
    • Construction PS
    • Safety Management
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    A survey from CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, supported by ASSP, will gather key insights from safety and health professionals to help advance fall protection in all industries worldwide. The Fall Experience Survey explores the root causes of falls from height.
  • Taking temperature on a construction site

    Safety News You Need: Health and Hygiene

    Feb 11, 2021
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need includes a call for guidelines related to aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and a study on incident reporting among temporary construction workers.
  • Businessman looking at post it notes

    How Systems Thinking Can Improve Safety Management

    Feb 11, 2021
    • Education
    • Safety Management
    Applying systems thinking can help you understand how the elements of your safety and health management system work together to achieve objectives.
  • Person washing their hands

    Survey Finds Americans Backsliding on Handwashing

    Feb 11, 2021
    • Education
    A recent survey found that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have become more lax in properly washing their hands.

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