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    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.
  • Episode 47

    Episode 47: How to Implement the Z10 Standard at Your Organization

    Aug 27, 2020
    Tim Fisher and Lauren Bauerschmidt of the ASSP Standards Department discuss the Z10 implementation guide and how it can help you improve safety and health management at your organization.
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    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.
  • Building with scaffolding and cranes

    Safety News You Need: Scaffolding Safety

    Aug 21, 2020
    This week’s Safety News You Need offers tools and tips on how to properly assemble and disassemble scaffolding, as well as how to stay safe on a scaffold during construction and demolition projects.
  • Construction equipment in front of a teal background

    Q&A: How to Build a $1.9 Billion Stadium Safely

    Aug 17, 2020
    What is the role of construction safety professionals on large projects during a pandemic? We spoke with Carina Sowinski about her work on Allegiant Stadium.
  • Worker on a tablet in a manufacturing facility

    Safety News You Need: Controlling Hazardous Energy

    Aug 14, 2020
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources you can use to develop an effective program for managing different types of hazardous energy in the workplace.


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