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    ASSE to bestow Fellow designation on two longtime members

    May 23, 2017
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    ASSE is bestowing the honor of Fellow on two longtime members who have made significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession. Fay Feeney and C. Gary Lopez are the 2017 recipients of the Society’s highest honor. "Fay and Gary are highly deserving of this special designation," said President Tom Cecich.
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    ASSE crafts OSHA Reform Blueprint to improve workplace safety and health

    May 11, 2017
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • OSHA/ Law
    ASSE has crafted an “OSHA Reform Blueprint” that details its priorities and vision for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a time of political change. The eight-page proposal calls for reforms to emphasize the management of risk, sharpen the agency’s focus on productive policies, and fill legislative and regulatory gaps.
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    Society’s election results highlighted by Smith’s move to president

    May 09, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    ASSE has completed the 2017 Society elections and congratulates its new leaders, whose terms begin July 1. Jim Smith, M.S., CSP, will become ASSE’s new president for 2017-18. The succession of candidates from senior vice president to president-elect, and from president-elect to president, is automatic.​
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    Record attendance taking shape for Safety 2017 in Denver

    May 03, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Education
    ASSE is busy preparing for its biggest event of the year, and it may turn out to be the Society’s most-attended event in its 106-year history. Registration is on a record-setting pace for the Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Denver. Attendance has topped 4,200 and will continue to rise.
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    Popov and Rajendran named ASSE’s 2017 Outstanding Safety Educators

    Apr 28, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    Georgi Popov and Sathy Rajendran, highly regarded educators within the OSH profession, have each been selected to receive ASSE's 2017 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator Award. The two educators will be honored during ASSE’s Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Denver.
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    Effects & Non-Effects of Congressional Action on Volks Rule

    Apr 27, 2017
    Gary L. Visscher, Esq.
    • Management PS
    • Consultants PS
    • Safety Management
    • Standards
    • OSHA/ Law
    Legislation directed at OSHA seldom makes it through Congress, so when an OSHA bill is signed into law, it gets attention and generates questions. And so it has been with H.J. Res. 83, the “resolution of disapproval” of OSHA’s Volks rule that passed both houses of Congress last month and was signed by President Trump.
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    Bethancourt named ASSE’s 2017 Safety Professional of the Year

    Apr 26, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    Jeremy Bethancourt, government affairs chair of ASSE's Arizona Chapter, has been selected as ASSE's 2017 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year. He plays a lead role in getting billboards posted throughout Arizona to bring attention to the dangers of distracted driving and the hazards of heat stress.
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    ASSE considering new name and logo to reflect diverse membership

    Apr 12, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    ASSE is considering a new name and logo after more than 100 years of being at the forefront of the occupational safety and health field. If approved by members, the new name would be the American Society of Safety Professionals. "Our name should reflect the diverse makeup of our membership," said ASSE President Tom Cecich.
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    OSH Professionals Influence Community Safety, Too

    Mar 29, 2017
    Chris Laszcz-Davis
    • Professional Skills
    • Advocacy
    Guest poster Chris Laszcz-Davis reminds ASSP members that they can also influence community OSH issues. "I believe that public safety is part of our broader domain, not necessarily industrial hygiene or occupational health, but certainly emergency response. The public is often the first line of defense in crisis situations."
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    ASSE’s Nigeria Safety Summit demonstrates that safety is a universal language

    Mar 29, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    As a global organization, ASSE works with its members from more than 80 countries to elevate the safety profession and help protect workers through education, advocacy and standards development. Its latest success was the 2017 Nigeria Safety Summit held March 21-25 that included sessions led by ASSE President Tom Cecich.
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    ASSE recognizes anniversary of factory fire that spurred workplace safety

    Mar 24, 2017
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    ASSE encourages workers across the country to pause on Saturday, March 25, and join the society in paying tribute to the workers who lost their lives in the historic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire 106 years ago that day. The safety of the American worker has increased progressively since that tragedy.​
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    Updates on the A1264.1 on Walking/Working Surfaces

    Mar 23, 2017
    • Slips & Trips
    • Fall Protection
    • Standards
    Keith Vidal, M.S., P.E., CXLT, is chair of the A1264 Accredited Standards Committee. He shares insight on the A1264.1-2017 standard, which addresses walking and working surfaces.
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    Reporting on OSH Metrics to Advance Organizational Decision Making

    Mar 17, 2017
    • Safety Management
    • Advocacy
    Safe Work Australia, a national policy body in Australia, has published a report that explores the processes for gathering and communication workplace safety and health performance information to guide organizational decision making. This work ties in well with the work being conducted by Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS), which advocates for integrating occupational safety metrics and performance into an organization’s business model and thinking.
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    App Promotes Young Worker Safety

    Mar 06, 2017
    • Students
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    A new mobile app aims to educate young workers about workplace safety by awarding users with basic safety knowledge certificates. The young workers can then present the certificates to current or potential employers as a way to demonstrate their ability to be a safe worker.
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    Raising the Profile of Human Capital in Sustainability

    Mar 03, 2017
    • Advocacy
    Most companies today are involved in sustainability in some way, be it basic recycling programs, waste reduction efforts or comprehensive global supply chain initiatives. These efforts all contribute to corporate performance, but one factor often overlooked in sustainability initiatives is workers themselves. The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability is working to change that.
  • Wayne Jones: 1,005 Members ASSE Recruited & Counting

    Feb 21, 2017
    • Membership
    Wayne Jones, Ed.D., gives new meaning to the title "top recruiter." A professional member of ASSE's Southwest Chapter, Jones recently became the first-ever ASSE member to recruit more than 1,000 colleagues to join the Society.
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    OSH Professionals Are Key to Creating Sustainable Organizations

    Dec 09, 2016
    • Advocacy
    During International Labor Organization's 16th Asia Pacific regional meeting held this week in Bali, Indonesia, Vincent Ho, vice president of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), spoke about the key role OSH professionals play in building sustainable organizations and highlighted the work being done by the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS).
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    Three Key Updates in the Z117.1-2016 Confined Space Standard

    Dec 05, 2016
    • Standards
    • Confined Spaces
    The ANSI/ASSP Z117.1-2016 Confined Space Standard contains significant changes in three critical areas: identification and evaluation of a confined space, non-permit confined spaces and training.​
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    NATE's Todd Schlekeway Talks Communications Tower Safety

    Sep 20, 2016
    • Standards
    • Construction
    ASSE's Professional Safety recently spoke with Todd Schlekeway, executive executive director of National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), about the newly released ANSI/ASSE A10.48-2016 standard on communications tower safety.
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    ANSI/ASSE Z359.1 Revision Approved for Fall Protection Standard

    Aug 23, 2016
    • Standards
    • Fall Protection
    The revision of ANSI/ASSP Z359.1, Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components, recently received final ANSI administrative approval. Z359.1 underwent fundamental changes and is essentially a new standard with regard to technical content.

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