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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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  • Wooden cubes flipping to show change of years from 2020 to 2021

    4 OSHA Issues to Follow in Early 2021

    Dec 10, 2020
    James Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP | Chair, ASSP Government Affairs Committee
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
  • Smiling safety professional woman wearing white headphones and glasses and participating in a video call

    5 Reasons Improving Safety Culture Is a Business Skill

    Dec 08, 2020
    • Practice Specialty Leader Update
    • Common Interest Group Leader Update
    • Education
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    Improving safety culture has personal, professional and financial implications for everyone in your organization. Here are five reasons it’s worthy of respect.
  • Young woman getting temperature checked for COVID-19

    A COVID-19 Update With ASSP President Deb Roy

    Dec 08, 2020
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    ASSP President Deb Roy shares an update on the vaccines being developed for COVID-19, as well as some insights on the therapeutic treatments currently in use.
  • Businesswoman talking on the phone and taking notes

    Can Your Workplace Culture Help Prevent Suicide?

    Dec 04, 2020
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    Taking these five steps can help an organization create a more open and supportive workplace culture in which workers are comfortable talking about challenges they are facing and seeking help.
  • Person pushing a snowblower

    Safety News You Need: Preventing Cold Stress

    Dec 04, 2020
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights ways to help your workers avoid cold stress and recognize the symptoms of cold-related illness and injury.
  • construction worker crane

    Revised Standard Improves Safety of Construction and Demolition Workers

    Dec 02, 2020
    • Press Release
    • Construction PS
    • Standards
    • Construction
    A newly revised ANSI/ASSP standard helps employers keep construction workers safe by describing best practices they can implement to take safety programs to the next level in a shared construction or demolition project.
  • Safety professional woman in polka dot blouse looking out the window and thinking about leadership with a teal background

    Safety Leadership Checklist: Do You Have What It Takes?

    Dec 01, 2020
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    Safety leadership is a mindset and a skill set that is essential for protecting others on the job. Do you have what it takes? Use this checklist to find out.
  • Safety professional man wearing a hard hat and high vis vest holding a tablet in front of a teal background

    Do Incident Rates Determine the Value of Safety?

    Nov 20, 2020
    • Education
    • Standards
    Reported incident rates aren’t enough to measure the value of safety or effectively manage risk. Here’s how to use leading and lagging indicators to improve.
  • Architect drawing on a blueprint

    Safety News You Need: Prevention Through Design

    Nov 19, 2020
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights PTD resources that can help you create safer workplaces by mitigating or eliminating hazards before they occur.
  • Businesswoman using a tablet in a factory

    7 Steps of Conducting an OHSMS Audit

    Nov 19, 2020
    • Safety Management
    • Education
    Taking these seven steps during the audit process can help you gather the information you need to accurately assessment of the effectiveness of your OHSMS.
  • ASSP Vertical Logo Black

    ASSP Appoints Members of DEI Task Force

    Nov 18, 2020
    • HSP
    • YP
    • WISE
    • Membership
    • Press Release
    • BISE
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has formed a board-level task force to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the Society and throughout the occupational safety and health profession. The 14-member advisory group gathered for the first time on Nov. 18.
  • 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.
  • Industrial hygienist in a lab in front of a teal background

    Q&A: How to Prepare for the Future of Industrial Hygiene

    Nov 13, 2020
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Education
    As industrial hygiene becomes more complex, practitioners are embracing a more holistic approach. Expert Paul Zoubek explains what you need to know.
  • 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.

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