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    Final Days of Best Rate for SafetyFOCUS 2022

    Dec 01, 2021
    The opportunity for occupational safety and health professionals to secure the best deal for SafetyFOCUS 2022 expires soon. The super early bird rate ends Thursday, Dec. 2.
  • Phoenix

    Registration Opens for SafetyFOCUS 2022

    Nov 11, 2021
    ASSP has opened registration for SafetyFOCUS 2022 in its new location in Phoenix. The 10-day immersive education experience will take place Feb. 21 to March 4 and will feature online and in-person components for the first time.
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    The Impact of the Stay on OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    Nov 11, 2021
    Two legal experts share insight on the impact of the stay on OSHA's emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 vaccination and testing.
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    OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing

    Nov 04, 2021
    OSHA has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccination and testing. The ETS establishes requirements for employers with 100 or more employees.
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    New and Revised Standards Help Employers Better Protect Workers

    Nov 02, 2021
    As a global leader in the development of workplace safety and health standards, ASSP has published several new and revised voluntary national consensus standards that help employers minimize on-the-job risks to better protect their workers.
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    OSHA Initiates Rulemaking on Heat Stress

    Oct 26, 2021
    OSHA will publish an advance notice of rulemaking related to heat injury and illness prevention on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
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    ASSP Looks Forward to Working With New Head of OSHA

    Oct 26, 2021
    ASSP is pleased to learn of Monday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Doug Parker to lead OSHA as the 13th assistant secretary of labor. "This leadership role was unoccupied for too long, and the position is more important than ever," said ASSP President Brad Giles.
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    ASSP Forms Policy Statements on Heat Stress and Pandemic

    Oct 14, 2021
    ASSP developed new policy statements on anticipated federal standards related to heat stress and COVID-19 as it aims to inform government officials and key stakeholders in improving the regulatory approach to workplace safety and health.
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    This Is Why OSHA’s No. 1 Violation Never Changes

    Oct 13, 2021
    Fall protection has been No. 1 on OSHA’s top 10 list of violations since 2011. Why is that and how should you respond? Expert Thom Kramer, P.E., CSP, explains.
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    ASSP Works to Educate Safety Professionals on Risk

    Sep 23, 2021
    ASSP aims to further educate OSH professionals on the latest techniques and mitigation strategies to combat risk and better protect workers through its online risk education offerings. Three upcoming courses are led by expert instructors in a virtual setting.


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