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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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  • San Antonio River Walk

    Registration Opens for ASSP’s Safety 2023

    Jan 18, 2023
    • Safety Management
    • Professional Skills
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Global Safety
    • Education
    • Press Release
    Registration is now open for ASSP's signature safety event. Safety 2023 will be held in person June 5-7 in San Antonio.
  • Safety professional with glasses doing OSHA recordkeeping on the computer and smiling

    Recordkeeping in Safety: Is It OSHA Recordable or Reportable?

    Jan 17, 2023
    • Students
    • Education
    • Professional Skills
    • Safety Management
    • OSHA/ Law
    What’s the difference between an OSHA recordable and reportable incident? Keeping track can be tough, especially with recordkeeping changes on the horizon.
  • SafetyFOCUS Can Fulfill a New Year’s Resolution

    Jan 12, 2023
    • Certification Preparation
    • Education
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    Registration rates increase after Jan. 19 for the winter session of SafetyFOCUS 2023 in Orlando, FL, and online.
  • Fit test of an N95 mask/DOD

    NIOSH Challenge Aims to Improve Respirator Fit Testing

    Jan 11, 2023
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Government Affairs
    • Advocacy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched a crowdsourcing competition for novel solutions to improve respirator fit testing practices.
  • Data report 2

    ASSP Reacts to Fatality Data, Expects Impact at DEI Summit

    Dec 20, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Standards
    • Value of the Profession
    ASSP is disheartened by newly released BLS data, which indicates that the fatal worker injury rate in 2021 represented the highest annual rate since 2016.
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    The Current State of Occupational Safety and Health: Our Perspective

    Dec 16, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • OSHA/ Law
    • Value of the Profession
    • Membership
    Members of our Board of Directors offer their perspectives on the state of occupational safety and health and what the new year might bring for professionals.
  • DEI Summit logo

    Q&A: What OSH Professionals Need to Know About DEI and Workplace Safety

    Dec 07, 2022
    • Construction
    • Professional Skills
    • Member Community
    • Value of the Profession
    • PSs
    • Membership
    • CIG
    • Safety Management
    Three DEI Summit Task Force members share how DEI affects organizational performance and why OSH professionals must understand its impact on safety.
  • DEI Summit logo

    Workplace Safety Professionals Invited to DEI Summit

    Dec 01, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Value of the Profession
    Registration is now open for a free daylong summit on DEI in the OSH profession. The online event is Jan. 26 and virtual seats are limited.
  • Registration Opens for Winter Session of SafetyFOCUS 2023

    Nov 02, 2022
    • Certification Preparation
    • Education
    • Fall Protection
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    Registration opened for the winter session of SafetyFOCUS. The hybrid event will take place Feb. 13-17 in Orlando and online, and Feb. 20-24 online only.
  • ASSP Helps Safety and Health Professionals Get Recognized

    Nov 01, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Member Community
    • Press Release
    Through its organization-wide awards program, ASSP puts a spotlight on members and member groups that advance workplace safety and the profession.
  • Hands reaching inside a toolbox drawer in an auto shop

    The Conceptual Toolbox: 6 Ideas For Addressing Workplace Safety Issues

    Oct 28, 2022
    • Machine Guard
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Personal Protection Equipment
    • Training & Communication
    • Professional Skills
    • Safety Management
    • Construction
    • Education
    A group of Professional Safety authors put their heads together and created a toolbox of six ideas that can help you overcome workplace safety challenges.
  • Nature

    ASSP Foundation to Create Groundbreaking Educational Framework

    Oct 25, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Value of the Profession
    The ASSP Foundation seeks volunteers for a task force that will develop an educational framework to support OSH professionals at every phase of their careers.
  • Popov Receives Prevention Through Design Award

    Oct 11, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Value of the Profession
    NIOSH, ASSP and NSC presented the 2022 Prevention through Design Award to Dr. Georgi Popov for his leadership in reducing workplace hazards through design.
  • Hispanic safety professional speaking with a worker on a job site

    Better Protecting the Safety and Health of Hispanic Construction Workers

    Oct 07, 2022
    • Education
    Hispanic construction workers experience a disproportionate number of injuries and fatalities. Jorge Otalora shares ideas to help safety professionals respond.
  • SafetyFOCUS Training Geared for Fast Business Impact

    Oct 04, 2022
    • Education
    • Certification Preparation
    • Press Release
    • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Safety Management
    • Training & Communication
    SafetyFOCUS provides practical guidance that OSH professionals can immediately implement at their businesses. The immersive education experience is Oct. 24-28.
  • Safety professional speaking with worker in the office

    Why Empathy Should Be the Cornerstone of Your Safety Program

    Sep 28, 2022
    • Professional Skills
    • Safety Management
    • Member Community
    • Training & Communication
    • Education
    • Membership
    Integrating empathy into your safety management system can improve safety and reduce incidents. Two experts share details and real-world examples.
  • Thumbs Up 2

    ASSP Foundation Receives Second Grant to Advance Workplace Safety

    Sep 26, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Education
    • Press Release
    ASSP's Foundation earned a second Susan Harwood education and training grant from OSHA to support the development of free workplace safety and health programs.
  • Two men shaking hands in an office and discussing how to establish a safety career

    Get the Safety Career You Want With These Expert Tips

    Sep 21, 2022
    • Students
    • Certification Preparation
    • Member Community
    • Professional Skills
    • Education
    Now is a great time to start or advance your safety career. Get advice from two hiring and job search experts who work with safety and health professionals.
  • Oil refinery at night

    OSHA Exploring Updates to Process Safety Management Standard

    Sep 20, 2022
    • Advocacy
    • Government Affairs
    • OSHA/ Law
    OSHA will hold an informal virtual stakeholder meeting on Oct. 12 to discuss a rulemaking project on the agency’s process safety management (PSM) standard, which has not been updated since 1992.
  • Members sitting in a classroom and laughing at Safety 2022

    10 Key Lessons From This Year’s Member Survey

    Aug 26, 2022
    • Membership
    • Advocacy
    • Professional Skills
    • Certification Preparation
    • Standards
    • Value of the Profession
    • Member Community
    • Students
    • Education
    A recent survey offered members the opportunity to share what they value about our Society as well as their hopes for the future. Here are 10 top takeaways.

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