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    Watch: Introducing ASSP

    Jun 04, 2018
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    • Membership
    On June 1, 2018, ASSE officially became American Society of Safety Professionals, or ASSP. This video introduces the We Are Safety Professionals campaign.
  • Why It’s Time to Rethink Cargo Truck Tank Safety

    Why It’s Time to Rethink Cargo Truck Tank Safety

    Jul 12, 2018
    • Confined Spaces
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Education
    Confined space hazards in cargo truck tanks are an afterthought for many employers. A new article by Daniel J. O’Connell, CSP, ASP, CET, outlines the unique risks presented by these environments and provides guidance to help safety professionals.
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    New ASSP App Brings Virtual Reality to Fall Protection Training

    Jul 11, 2018
    • Education
    • Risk Assessment & Management
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    • Press Release
    • Fall Protection
    Fall protection training is critical to the safety of workers who perform jobs at height, and ASSP is making it safer and easier for them to learn best practices through a virtual reality application. The new ASSP VR Fall Protection Experience enables workers to train in settings that mirror actual environments without the associated dangers.
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    Using Virtual Reality as a Fall Protection Training Tool

    Jul 10, 2018
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    When working at height, all involved must understand the hazards present in such environments. ASSP’s new VR Fall Protection Experience app provides an immersive experience in which users enter a virtual environment to learn how to operate safely when working at height.
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    Six Tips That Will Help You Become a Safety 2019 Speaker

    Jul 06, 2018
    • Education
    Are you thinking about submitting a proposal to speak at ASSP's annual conference next June in New Orleans, LA, but not sure what to talk about? Here are six tips to get your thought process flowing.
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    Machine Shop Safety: Learning From Incidents to Improve Safety Performance

    Jun 28, 2018
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    • Education
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    • Machine Guard
    • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
    • Featured
    • Accident Investigation & Prevention
    Following a workplace injury, Woods Hole Oceanographic institution (WHOI) developed a comprehensive machine shop safety program to proactively address the safety issues that existed in its 25 machine shops
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    OSHA Silica Enforcement: Behind the Statistics

    Jun 27, 2018
    Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP
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    Federal OSHA enforcement of its requirements for general industry and maritime under the new silica rule started on June 23, 2018. However, OSHA will assist employers that are making good-faith efforts to meet the new standard’s requirements during the first 30 days of enforcement.
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    ASSP Publishes First U.S. Standard for Construction and Demolition of Wind Turbines

    Jun 26, 2018
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    • Standards
    • Press Release
    • Safety Management
    • Construction
    ASSP has published the first U.S. industry consensus standard written specifically for the construction and demolition of wind turbines. The groundbreaking standard establishes minimum requirements for protecting workers involved with utility-scale, land-based wind turbines.
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    Safety 2018 in the News: It’s Been a Year of Change

    Jun 19, 2018
    • Education
    • Featured
    Safety 2018 celebrated the diversity and energy of ASSP members who dedicate their lives to keeping workers safe. Thousands of individuals helped make this event a reality, and the industry news coming out of the conference reflects their expertise and efforts. 
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    CSHS Supports Proposal for Companies to Disclose Human Capital Metrics

    Jun 19, 2018
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    • Ergonomics & Human Factors
    • Advocacy
    CSHS has filed one of many letters of support of a petition from the Human Capital Management Coalition. The coalition is calling for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to require companies to disclose key human capital metrics.
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    ASSP to welcome Alaska Tanker’s Mathur as new public director

    Jun 18, 2018
    • Safety Management
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP will welcome a new member to its leadership team on July 1. The Board of Directors appointed Anil Mathur to serve a two-year term on the board as the Society’s public director – a position created in 2015 to gain a corporate perspective from outside the occupational safety and health profession. Mathur is president and CEO of Alaska Tanker Company.
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    Episode Three of Safety 2018 TV Is Here

    Jun 06, 2018
    • Membership
    • Education
    • YP
    • WISE
    Our final episode of Safety 2018 TV is here. Catch the latest and greatest highlights from our annual conference, the premiere event for OSH professionals.
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    Episode Two of Safety2018 TV Is Live

    Jun 05, 2018
    • Education
    Episode Two of Safety2018 TV is here. Watch highlights from the opening general session, where President Jim Smith officially introduced our new name, American Society of Safety Professionals to a record-breaking crowd of more than 5,000 attendees.
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    Watch Episode One of SafetyTV

    Jun 05, 2018
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    ASSP's Safety 2018 conference is underway. A record number of attendees and exhibitors have gathered in San Antonio for the Society's annual conference and exposition. Episode One of Safety2018 TV takes you inside this year's event.
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    ASSP honors top innovators for creatively improving workplace safety

    Jun 04, 2018
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    • Safety Management
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    • Training & Communication
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    ASSP on Monday honored Christopher A. Buzbee from Ingalls Shipbuilding with its 2018 Safety Management Innovation Award during a ceremony at the Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in San Antonio. The award celebrates those who bring creativity to managing safety in the workplace.
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    It’s official: ASSP moves to new name, website and social channels

    Jun 01, 2018
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    The world’s oldest professional safety society transitioned to a new brand that includes a new name, refreshed logo, redesigned website and rebranded social media channels. ASSP represents the many diverse disciplines that make up the dynamic occupational safety and health community.
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    Are You Ready for Safety 2018?

    May 29, 2018
    • Education
    Join the best of the best in the OSH profession at Safety 2018, our annual Professional Development Conference. The event runs Sunday, June 3, through Wednesday, June 6 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.
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    ASSE Foundation helps two more students overcome family tragedy

    May 24, 2018
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Students
    Through its Family Scholarship Fund, the ASSE Foundation awarded $10,000 scholarships to Lindsey Pinkerton of Nebraska and Samantha Wooten of New Hampshire. The fund provides educational scholarships to spouses and children to help reduce the financial impact of a loved one not returning home from work.​
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    New workplace safety books available at Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    May 24, 2018
    • HSP
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    Two new occupational safety and health books debut at Safety 2018. Available for purchase will be "Safety Leadership and Professional Development," edited by Richard Olawoyin and Darryl C. Hill, and "Fred Manuele on Safety Management," written by Fred Manuele and edited by Professional Safety’s Tina Angley.​
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    Workshop focuses on high fatality rates of Hispanic and Latino workers

    May 21, 2018
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    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    Hispanic and Latino workers suffer higher fatality rates than other U.S. workers, leading ASSE to launch a collaborative effort to seek solutions. A Hispanic/Latino Worker Safety Workshop brought together a diverse cross-section of more than 50 influencers who identified priorities for reducing the worker safety and health disparity.

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