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.
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; a survey on workplace safety training; and ladder safety tips.
- OSHA has announced its preliminary top 10 most frequently cited standards for fiscal year 2020. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) was the most frequently cited standard for the 10th consecutive year. Read more
- Respirators are critical protective equipment in a many different working environments. Learn how NIOSH and others are working to make respirators more effective for occupational use. Read more
- Effective training is critical to improving worker safety and health. A recent survey found many employers struggle to find the time for training or to verify if their training programs are effective. Read more
- Over the last decade, 43% of fatal falls involved a ladder, according to CDC. March is Ladder Safety Month and we encourage you to use these tips to help your workers use ladders safely. Read more