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    Three Keys to Material Hoist Safety

    Oct 29, 2020
    Moving materials to different areas of a work site safely often requires the use of a material hoist. If your workers operate material hoists on work sites, taking these three steps can keep them safe.
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    Registration Opens for Virtual SafetyFOCUS 2021

    Oct 28, 2020
    Registration is now open for ASSP's live virtual SafetyFOCUS 2021 event. Attendees can earn up to 7 continuing education units (CEUs) during the 10-day immersive education experience in February.
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    5 Tips for Planning a Successful OHSMS Audit

    Oct 08, 2020
    An effective OHSMS audit starts with a good plan. Keep these five things in mind as you prepare to conduct an audit.
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    Safety News You Need: Safety and Health Metrics

    Oct 02, 2020
    This week’s Safety News You Need features tools to help you measure safety and health performance, identify gaps and take corrective action.
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    ASSP Unveils Risk Assessment Technical Report

    Sep 29, 2020
    Occupational safety and health professionals can learn about the latest techniques and implementation strategies to combat risk and better protect workers in a new ASSP technical report. TR-31010-2020 is designed to help organizations manage risk and achieve their business objectives.
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    Episode 48: ANSI/ASSP A10.5 and Material Hoist Safety

    Sep 21, 2020
    Mike Morand and Shanon Beekman of the ANSI/ASSP A10.5 Subcommittee discuss the updated ANSI/ASSP A10.5 standard and the guidance it provides for the safe use of material hoists on construction and demolition sites.
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    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.
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    Q&A: Is the ISO 45001 Safety Management System Right for You?

    Sep 16, 2020
    ISO 45001 is a uniquely global safety management system standard. Expert Elbert Sorrell explains how to decide whether it’s right for your organization.
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    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.
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    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.


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