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  • Fall protection harness

    Safety News You Need: Fall Protection

    Sep 18, 2020
    This week’s Safety News You Need features resources to help you mitigate or eliminate the fall hazards workers face.
  • SafetyFOCUS virtual

    ASSP Shifts SafetyFOCUS 2021 to Virtual Event

    Sep 15, 2020
    ASSP is shifting its second-largest annual event to a live virtual experience early next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. SafetyFOCUS 2021 will move from an eight-day in-person conference in Las Vegas to a 10-day online event in February.
  • Worker putting on a harness

    The Keys to Success in Residential Fall Protection

    Sep 15, 2020
    In the residential building industry, protecting workers comes down to mitigating or eliminating fall hazards before work begins and providing as safe a working environment as possible.
  • Worker putting in an ear plug

    Safety News You Need: Hearing Protection

    Sep 10, 2020
    Approximately 22 million American workers suffer from some sort of hearing loss. This week’s Safety News You Need highlights information that can help you determine how loud is too loud and how best to protect workers’ hearing.
  • Safety management

    Virtual Education Series Spotlights Safety Management Systems

    Sep 08, 2020
    OSH professionals can get a road map to continuous safety improvement by attending SafetyFOCUS: Safety Management Systems, a two-day virtual event. The sessions are part of ASSP’s new series of virtual education events that enable safety pros to stay current on best practices.
  • Healthcare worker wearing a face shield

    Safety News You Need: Eye and Face Protection

    Sep 04, 2020
    This week’s Safety News You Need can help you select the right face and eye protection for different situations, while optimizing your supply.
  • Ship maintenance in dry dock at night

    OSHA Issues Revised Beryllium Standards for Construction and Shipyards

    Sep 02, 2020
    OSHA published a final rule revising the beryllium standards for construction and shipyards. The final rule aims to clarify the standards and simplify or improve compliance. Learn about the changes.
  • Young Black professional woman contemplating ideas

    What If: Small Words That Have Big Potential

    Aug 28, 2020
    Structured what-if risk assessment adds risk assessment steps to your what-if analysis method so you can take action to eliminate hazards and protect workers. Learn about the eight steps involved.
  • Supervisor inspecting work at building site

    Safety News You Need: Safety Management Systems

    Aug 27, 2020
    This week’s Safety News You Need features resources to help you establish a safety management system that will keep workers safe now and into the future.
  • Construction tool

    ASSP Creates Online Resource for Construction Safety

    Aug 24, 2020
    Construction and demolition sites present some of the most hazardous conditions for workers anywhere. To help the industry address these challenges, ASSP launched a web-based library of content that brings a comprehensive collection of education materials and resources to the forefront.


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