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American Society of Safety Professionals is your source for insights on trends in the construction industry, including developments in safety management, worker safety and standards.
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    Revised Standard Improves Safety of Construction and Demolition Workers

    Dec 02, 2020
    A newly revised ANSI/ASSP standard helps employers keep construction workers safe by describing best practices they can implement to take safety programs to the next level in a shared construction or demolition project.
  • Construction Safety: Training Employees to Use a Full-Body Harness

    Nov 25, 2020
    Experts Regina McMichael and Thom Kramer share their expertise on how to teach workers to correctly use a full body harness and discuss proper fit, equipment selection and effective training techniques.
  • Fall Protection Critical Aspects

    Nov 25, 2020
    Fall protection expert Thom Kramer discusses important components of fall protection systems including hazard surveys, design by a qualified person, competent persons, PPE, connecting devices and anchorages.
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    Do Incident Rates Determine the Value of Safety?

    Nov 20, 2020
    Reported incident rates aren’t enough to measure the value of safety or effectively manage risk. Here’s how to use leading and lagging indicators to improve.
  • Architect drawing on a blueprint

    Safety News You Need: Prevention Through Design

    Nov 19, 2020
    This week’s Safety News You Need highlights PTD resources that can help you create safer workplaces by mitigating or eliminating hazards before they occur.
  • Businesswoman using a tablet in a factory

    7 Steps of Conducting an OHSMS Audit

    Nov 19, 2020
    Taking these seven steps during the audit process can help you gather the information you need to accurately assessment of the effectiveness of your OHSMS.
  • Engineer using a tablet on a construction site

    Managing Safety on Multiemployer Work Sites

    Nov 12, 2020
    The recently updated ANSI/ASSP A10.33-2020 standard sets safety and health program requirements for multiemployer projects, including establishing roles and responsibilities and confirming that team members know how to address hazards they may encounter.
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    OSHA Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Related Inspections

    Nov 11, 2020
    New OSHA guidance provides employers insight into which OSHA standards have been most frequently cited during COVID-19-related inspections.
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    How to Select the Best Safety Management System

    Nov 05, 2020
    Occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals often ask, “Which safety management system standard should I use?” In many cases, it's a choice between ANSI/ASSP Z10 or ANSI/ASSP/ISO 45001. These resources can guide your decision-making.
  • Working Together 2020

    ASSP and NECA Collaborate on Improving Worker Safety

    Nov 02, 2020
    ASSP and the National Electrical Contractors Association have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding that brings the organizations together to advance workplace safety and health in the electrical construction industry.


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