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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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    House Passes Bill to Protect Healthcare and Social Service Workers From Violence

    Apr 16, 2021
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Public Sector PS
    • Healthcare PS
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1195, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, and supporters are urging the U.S. Senate to move the legislation forward.
  • Gift box with musical notes coming out if it on a yellow background

    This Is Our Gift to You for National Volunteer Week

    Apr 15, 2021
    • Member Community
    • Member News
    • Membership
    Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do as a Society. To say a special thank you during National Volunteer Week, we put together this playlist.
  • Close up of the U.S. Capitol Building

    Safety News You Need: OSHA Leadership

    Apr 15, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • Education
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    This week’s link roundup includes news on the nominee to head OSHA, updated CDC guidance for workplace ventilation, tips for preventing struck-by incidents in construction and more.
  • Construction worker holding a harness and gloves

    Three Keys to Improving Your Fall Protection Training Program

    Apr 15, 2021
    • Featured
    • Fall Protection
    • Education
    If you’re looking to establish a fall protection training program or improve your current training, use these three tips to educate workers on operating safely.
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    Worker Well-Being Questionnaire Designed to Help You Improve Interventions

    Apr 14, 2021
    • Health & Wellness
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    As part of its ongoing efforts to promote Total Worker Health, NIOSH has published a questionnaire to help organizations assess worker well-being.
  • Election results

    ASSP Elections Highlighted by Giles’ Upcoming Move to President

    Apr 13, 2021
    • Membership
    • Member News
    • Press Release
    • Advocacy
    ASSP has announced its new leaders from the 2021 Society elections. All terms begin July 1. Bradley Giles will serve as ASSP president for 2021-22.
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    House Scheduled to Debate Bill to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

    Apr 12, 2021
    • Healthcare PS
    • Public Sector PS
    • Health & Wellness
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    • Safety Management
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    On April 15, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to discuss legislation that would require employers in the healthcare and social services industries to implement a workplace violence prevention plan.
  • Young woman working remotely

    Safety News You Need: Supporting Remote Workers

    Apr 09, 2021
    • Education
    This week's link roundup highlights guidance on supporting the well-being of remote workers; preventing workplace violence; protecting workers in the cannabis industry; and how you can help prevent suicide among first responders.
  • Engineer holding a clipboard on a job site

    Secretary Walsh Puts Temporary Hold on OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Standard

    Apr 07, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Health & Wellness
    • Advocacy
    The publication of OSHA's emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 is being delayed while the agency reviews the latest scientific data and CDC guidance.
  • Rural road showing lane markers

    Safety News You Need: Seasonal Predictions and Strategies

    Apr 01, 2021
    • Education
    • Health & Wellness
    • OSHA/ Law
    Learn more about digital eye strain, weather emergencies, essential worker needs, OSHA’s regulatory agenda and COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Skyline in Austin, Texas

    ASSP Shifts Safety 2021 to Austin in September

    Mar 31, 2021
    • Professional Skills
    • Press Release
    • Membership
    • Education
    • Training & Communication
    • Global Safety
    Prioritizing the safety and health of all attendees, ASSP moved its signature event to a new date and location while making it a hybrid experience. The Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition takes place Sept. 13-15 both online and in-person in Austin, Texas.
  • Young retail worker talking on the phone

    Safety News You Need: Safe Return to Work

    Mar 25, 2021
    • Education
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights tips for a safe return to the workplace and new leadership at the Department of labor.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory workers

    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: An American Tragedy

    Mar 24, 2021
    • Education
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire still was one of the most tragic events in American workplace history. 110 years later, it still serves as a reminder that every measure must be taken to protect worker safety.
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    Listen Now: COVID-19 One More Reason to Take Mental Health Seriously

    Mar 24, 2021
    • Construction PS
    • Health & Wellness
    • Construction
    • Education
    Listen to Bruce Morton read his article, "COVID-19: One More Reason to Take Mental Health Seriously."
  • Silver grain bin silos

    Safety News You Need: Grain Bin Safety

    Mar 18, 2021
    • Education
    This week's roundup of Safety News You Need highlights steps for protecting grain bin workers, and offers insight into what a national emergency temporary COVID-19 standard could look like.
  • Worker putting on fall protection harness

    Selecting and Inspecting Fall Protection Equipment: 5 Keys to Success

    Mar 18, 2021
    • Fall Protection
    • Education
    It can be challenging to navigate the world of fall protection equipment. As you select and inspect your equipment, keep these five key points in mind.
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    ASSP Remembers Deadly Factory Fire That Spurred Workplace Safety

    Mar 18, 2021
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Fire Safety
    • Value of the Profession
    It has been 110 years since the tragic factory fire that led to the creation of ASSP. All workers are encouraged to join the Society in recognizing the anniversary by observing a moment of silence at 4:45 p.m. ET March 25 – the exact time the first alarm was sounded.
  • Engineer holding a clipboard on a job site

    OSHA Program Aims to Protect High-Risk Workers From Coronavirus

    Mar 12, 2021
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    OSHA has announced a national emphasis program geared toward enforcement efforts related to companies that put the largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting coronavirus.
  • Construction manager at a work site

    Safety News You Need: Construction Safety and Health

    Mar 11, 2021
    • Education
    This week's Safety News You Need highlights how small construction firms can communicate with workers about COVID-19, and provides tips for improving ventilation for indoor construction sites.
  • Doctor placing bandage on patients arm

    CDC Guidelines for Implementing a Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Program

    Mar 11, 2021
    • Education
    CDC’s new guidance offers employers tips on how to implement on-site COVID-19 vaccination programs and outlines steps employers should take before reopening workplaces.

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