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  • 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.
  • 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.

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