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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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  • Podcast

    ASSP Enhances Its Popular Safety Podcast

    Nov 16, 2020
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has posted the 50th episode of its popular safety podcast series, which has been renamed and enhanced to include a broader range of OSH topics. In its November installment, “The Case for Safety” discusses key workplace factors that can lead to suicide.
  • Confined space and ladder

    Safety News You Need: Confined Space Safety

    Nov 12, 2020
    • Featured
    • Education
    • Confined Spaces
    This week’s Safety News You Need features tools to familiarize you with confined spaces and how to help workers safely operate within them.
  • Engineer using a tablet on a construction site

    Managing Safety on Multiemployer Work Sites

    Nov 12, 2020
    • Featured
    • Education
    • Construction
    The recently updated ANSI/ASSP A10.33-2020 standard sets safety and health program requirements for multiemployer projects, including establishing roles and responsibilities and confirming that team members know how to address hazards they may encounter.
  • Man in mask performing an inspection

    OSHA Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Related Inspections

    Nov 11, 2020
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    New OSHA guidance provides employers insight into which OSHA standards have been most frequently cited during COVID-19-related inspections.
  • SafetyFOCUS series

    Virtual Event Series Spotlights Human and Organizational Performance

    Nov 09, 2020
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Press Release
    OSH professionals have upcoming opportunities to expand their industry knowledge and learn strategies to better protect workers. The immersive education events are part of a series of virtual events designed for safety professionals to stay current on best practices.
  • Businesswoman giving a presentation

    Safety News You Need: The Business of Safety

    Nov 05, 2020
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources to help you make a business case for safety.
  • Oil rig worker wearing headphones

    Assessing the Impact of Workplace Noise

    Nov 05, 2020
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    A new tool developed by researchers from the University of Michigan allows users to estimate workplace noise exposures on a national scale.
  • Black male manager inspecting a building project

    How to Select the Best Safety Management System

    Nov 05, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    Occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals often ask, “Which safety management system standard should I use?” In many cases, it's a choice between ANSI/ASSP Z10 or ANSI/ASSP/ISO 45001. These resources can guide your decision-making.
  • Risk assessment

    Access 2018 NOIRS Research Papers

    Nov 03, 2020
    • Advocacy
    A special issue of Journal of Safety Research highlights select work presented at the 2018 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium, which was hosted by NIOSH in partnership with ASSP, BCSP, National Safety Council and other organizations.
  • Working Together 2020

    ASSP and NECA Collaborate on Improving Worker Safety

    Nov 02, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    • Electrical Safety
    • Construction
    ASSP and the National Electrical Contractors Association have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding that brings the organizations together to advance workplace safety and health in the electrical construction industry.
  • Businessman talking on the phone

    Safety News You Need: Human Factors

    Oct 29, 2020
    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Education
    Many factors affect how workers act on the job and the decisions they make. This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources to help you gain a better understanding of human performance to create safer workplaces.
  • Construction site with cranes and scaffolding

    Three Keys to Material Hoist Safety

    Oct 29, 2020
    • Standards
    • Education
    • Featured
    • Construction
    Moving materials to different areas of a work site safely often requires the use of a material hoist. If your workers operate material hoists on work sites, taking these three steps can keep them safe.
  • SafetyFOCUS virtual

    Registration Opens for Virtual SafetyFOCUS 2021

    Oct 28, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Fall Protection
    • Construction
    • Professional Skills
    • Press Release
    • Certification Preparation
    • Education
    Registration is now open for ASSP's live virtual SafetyFOCUS 2021 event. Attendees can earn up to 7 continuing education units (CEUs) during the 10-day immersive education experience in February.
  • HVAC duct system

    Safety News You Need: Ventilation and Worker Health

    Oct 22, 2020
    • Ventilation
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Education
    • Featured
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights ways to identify when your ventilation system may need improvement and steps you can take to provide the best possible indoor air quality for your workforce.
  • Worker performing an inspection

    Safety News You Need: Incident Investigation

    Oct 15, 2020
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights what you incident investigations can tell you about workplace incidents and how you can use it to prevent recurrence.
  • Man with glasses and an apron sitting at a counter and working on a laptop in front of a teal background

    How to Rightsize Risk Management for Your Organization

    Oct 14, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    It’s possible to have an effective risk management program, even if you work for a small organization. Use these five steps to rightsize your approach.
  • Businesswoman looking at data in her office

    Best Practices for Leading Health Metrics

    Oct 12, 2020
    • Education
    • Leading & Lagging Indicators
    A new guide from the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) offers safety and health professionals best practices for measuring health outcomes of work activities.
  • Risk assessment

    Virtual Event Series Spotlights Risk Assessment and Management

    Oct 12, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Education
    • Press Release
    OSH professionals can learn how to effectively assess and manage the risks their organizations face by attending SafetyFOCUS: Risk Assessment and Management, a two-day virtual event. The sessions on Oct. 20-21 are part of ASSP’s new series of virtual education events.
  • Businesswoman writing on a clipboard

    Safety News You Need: Job Hazard Analysis

    Oct 08, 2020
    • Education
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights tools to help you conduct a job hazard analysis (JHA).
  • Businessman on laptop looking at documents

    5 Tips for Planning a Successful OHSMS Audit

    Oct 08, 2020
    • Featured
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    An effective OHSMS audit starts with a good plan. Keep these five things in mind as you prepare to conduct an audit.

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