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  • It’s the Dose That Makes the Poison: The Cumulative Effect of Exposure to Hazardous Substances

    Sponsored by Vallen. Experts from Ansell discuss the risk and consequences of exposure to hazardous substances at work. Understand the limitations of the conventional approach to chemical permeation testing of PPE. Gain insight into advanced permeation detection techniques for complex chemical mixtures.
  • Driving Safety Transformation by Analyzing Leading Indicators

    Sponsored by ProcessMap. Traditionally, organizations have focused on tracking and reporting lagging safety indicators like total recordable incident rate (TRIR) or lost-time incident rate (LTIR) to measure their safety performance. However, as occupational safety and health (OSH) programs continue to mature and technology plays a more fundamental role in the digital transformation of these programs, OSH leaders are increasingly focusing on analyzing leading safety indicators in real-time so they can respond quickly to emerging safety risks and course-correct before it is too late.
  • Turning the Page: Reengage People and Revitalize Your Culture

    Sponsored by DEKRA. Disruption, change and stress have marked our work and personal lives for nearly two years. Work environments are changing, which is creating a rotating set of stressors for the workforce that leadership must address. Workers are more isolated, their workplaces have changed dramatically, and they are facing challenges like Zoom fatigue and a lack of staffing resources. A new year provides a new opportunity for leaders to step back, think about the state of their organization and, ultimately, turn the page going forward to a brighter day, recognizing that everyone needs more engagement and vitality.
  • The Z490 EHS Training Standards

    Sponsored by Vector Solutions. Dr. Daniel Snyder and Jeff Dalto, members of the ANSI/ASSP Z490 committee and the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 subcommittee defining criteria for accepted practices in safety, health an environmental training, will discuss the standards and the proposed revisions of Z490.1. Learn about the ADDIE training methodology, which is at the core of the Z490.1 standard, and gain insight into how the revised standard will address each phase of ADDIE. Leave with practical guidance on ways you can make environmental health and safety (EHS) training more defensible.
  • Assessing Risk Plays a Key Role in Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIFs)

    Sponsored by Grainger. This session focuses on the importance of the risk assessment process when focusing on identifying and analyzing incidents resulting in, or with the potential to result in serious injuries or fatalities. Preventing and controlling serious injury or fatality incidents requires a specialized focus. Many techniques are available for assessing and managing risk. Five methods that are commonly used will be reviewed with pros, cons, and pitfalls of each discussed.
  • Building a Resilient & Sustainable Asset Safety Program

    Sponsored by Alcumus. Having the ability to effectively protect against equipment failure and malfunction is essential to reduce workplace injuries and ensure business continuity. Risk arises from the inability to easily audit or trace equipment inspections across multiple locations and a lack of visibility into completed asset inspections. Without a modern approach, it can be challenging to maintain equipment safety to proactively mitigate risks on-site.
  • Heat Stress & Vector Borne Disease: Mother Nature vs. Flame Resistant & Arc-Rated Clothing

    Sponsored by Bulwark. We receive a lot of questions around FR/AR clothing and what to do in the case of extreme conditions, specifically – the heat of the summer and those inevitable accompanying insects.
  • Biohazards: Risk Assessments & Protective Apparel Solutions

    Sponsored by Vallen. Companies are assessing the biohazards that are present in their environment, and refining their policies, procedures and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their workers. Please join us for a webinar hosted by DuPont’s Alex Bradley and Mark Tartaglia as they discuss protective apparel considerations for biohazards,
  • ISO 45003: Impact on Safety Professionals

    ISO 45003:2021, Occupational Health and Safety Management — Psychological Health and Safety at Work — Guidelines for Managing Psychosocial Risks, provides guidelines to help organizations and safety professionals more effectively identify and address psychological hazards in the workplace. The standard aims to help organizations of all sizes and in all sectors prevent work-related injury and ill health and promote well-being at work. Our speakers will highlight key elements of the standard and provide practical suggestions you can implement today.
  • Creating a High Reliability Organization – Blending Culture & Human Performance Reliability

    Sponsored by DEKRA. Catastrophic occupational and process safety incidents usually occur after a series of early warning signals, often subtle, are overlooked. Some organizations have successfully avoided catastrophic events, even in environments with high risk factors and complex operations. Known as high-reliability organizations, these operations have developed cultures that embrace the concepts of anticipation, questioning, diligence, resilience, and learning, blending them with a focus on human performance reliability. This leads to significant improvement in the detection of and response to early warning signals.
  • Beyond the Basics: Advanced Topics in Hearing Conservation In Pandemics and Beyond

    Sponsored by Vallen. Despite having hearing conservation programs in place, occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) persists. The synergistic effect of ototoxic exposures and noise in petroleum refining add to the potential for NIHL. Shari Franklin covers several best practices in hearing conservation that can help improve outcomes. A recent study showed the impact of using various methods to reduce the rate of standard threshold shifts, such as engineering controls, training and fit testing. While hearing protection devices are a common control, advanced technologies can help when job tasks may require unique solutions that allow for greater ability to hear surrounding sounds and communicate better with other workers.
  • Underwriters Laboratories Standards and Impact on OSH Professionals

    This interview-style discussion session, recorded on Aug. 19, 2021, underscores the importance and impact of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards.
  • Safety Maturity Curve - From Compliance-based Frameworks to Proactive Risk Management

    Sponsored by ProcessMap. Gain a fresh perspective of how digital occupational safety and health solutions for proactive hazard analysis compliment the hierarchy of controls in an industrial context. Build your knowledge of how to assess and analyze risks, and adopt effective control measures to boost your organization’s safety performance.
  • Conducting Job Safety Analysis and Risk Assessments

    Sponsored by Vector Solutions. Performing job safety analyses (JSAs) and risk analyses can improve your organization’s safety performance and help maintain general regulatory compliance. Gain new understanding of the types of jobs to prioritize for JSAs, review the steps of the hazard analysis process, discuss how to assess risks and set controls, and identify appropriate timelines to review and revise JSAs over time.
  • Respiratory Protection Programs: Are You Prepared?

    Sponsored by Draeger. Understanding OSHA’s respiratory protection programs standards will help your company be better prepared and your employees be better protected. Review OSHA’s requirements and get fresh perspectives on considerations for managing your program. Gain more knowledge on what resources and tools are available to make your program complete.
  • BCSP Certification and Career Advancement

    Sponsored by BCSP. Are you ready to take your safety career to the next level? Colin Brown and Jessica Richardson from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals will demonstrate how you can earn certifications and designations to increase your career opportunities. They’ll also reveal the professional benefits of earning your certification and share valuable tips for success.
  • A Data-Driven Approach to Creating a Culture of Safety

    Sponsored by Fulcrum. As with any modern approach to process improvement, safety inspections and risk assessments require the right data to ensure you're focusing on the right issues, working efficiently and capturing the maximum value from your inspection processes.
  • Heat Stress and Cold Stress: Responses and Recommendations

    Sponsored by Bulwark. Millions of U.S. workers are exposed to hot and cold temperatures in their workplaces. There are many questions regarding FR/AR clothing and what to do in extreme hot and cold temperatures. Bulwark Protections’ Derek Sang shares expert insight on the effects of cold stress and heat stress and offer guidance on what employers can do to keep their workers safe in these extreme conditions. ( Recorded June 17, 2021)
  • Benchmarking Panel on Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIFs)

    Sponsored by Grainger. Recorded on April 20, 2021, this is the second webinar in the new Environmental Health and Safety webinar series focused on serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) presented by Grainger in collaboration with the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).
  • Fall Protection in Residential Roofing: Impact of the Ned Stevens Settlement - Part 2

    The Ned Stevens settlement impacts OSHA’s requirements for the residential roofing industry, including issues related to documentation, training, and procedures. In this follow-up to our May 2021 webinar, our expert panel will share best practices to help your organization better protect workers at height. In conversation with Thom Kramer, OSHA representatives, Sanji Kanth and Andrew Reed, will provide important details and context to the settlement and discuss key aspects of a fall protection program with respect to ANSI/ASSP Z359 Fall Protection Code, while Thomas Shanahan will address roofing safety in context of the settlement.

Tyndale - ASSP Webinar

  • Safe Sourcing and Care of AR/FR Clothing: What to Look For

    Do you have questions about how to safely source and care for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) clothing, or know someone in your organization who does? Join in as Tim Fisher, Director of Standards and Technical Services at American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical at Tyndale talk through what to look for, answer questions, and give an overview on industry standards, laundering, and more in this interview-style Q&A discussion. ( Recorded December, 10, 2020)

Business Skills and Leadership

  • The Superheroes of Safety Training Answer Your Questions

    Hear expert insights related to the trainer, material and delivery, then listen to questions from OSH professionals! Get tips on timing, tone and delivery, guidance on completing a needs assessment and more. (Recorded March 19, 2021)
  • The New View: Safety Professionals as Change Agents

    A challenge for any organization is how to initiate, implement and sustain change. As a safety professional, you can be a change agent. Explore change management tools and methods, and take away tips to help build your competencies in leading effective safety change.
  • Getting a Seat in the C-Suite: What Every Safety Pro Should Know

    Learn the indispensable tactics every safety professional needs to be effective. Hear how to connect with senior leadership at your organization and learn everything you've been missing when it comes to communicating with your senior leadership.

OSHA Webinars

  • What Can You Expect From OSHA in the New Administration

    In this webinar recorded, March 18th, 2020, ASSP Government Affairs Committee Chair Jim Thornton discusses what to expect from OSHA in the new administration. We focus on changes we expect to see in federal agencies such as OSHA in the coming months and how that might affect you and your organization.
  • OSHA-ASSP Trench Safety Stand Down

    In this webinar recorded, June 18, 2020, during the National Trench Safety Stand Down, OSHA’s Scott Ketcham provides an overview of the National Trench Safety Stand Down, now in its fourth year.
  • OSHA-ASSP Silica Compliance Directive and Emphasi

    This webinar recorded, November 4th, 2020, aims to increase awareness of OSHA’s national emphasis program focusing on silica compliance. The goal is to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica in general industry, maritime and construction.
  • OSHA-ASSP Leading and Lagging Indicators

    This webinar recorded, August 13, 2020, aims to increase awareness of leading indicators as a valuable tool to help improve your safety or health program, regardless of what you have included in your program, or what stage you may be at in your program.
  • OSHA Reporting & You

    When it comes to OSHA reporting, there are many details to remember and requirements to address. Not complying with them can be an expensive mistake for your company. Join Zach Pucillo, CSP, CHMM, KPA’s environmental health and safety team supervisor, as he guides you through OSHA’s injury and illness reporting requirements so you can be confident when submitting your annual OSHA report this March. ( Recorded February 25, 2021)
  • OSHA Most Commonly Cited COVID-19 Standards

    In this webinar recorded, March 4, 2021, we are joined by two legal experts on the standards OSHA is citing most frequently during COVID-related inspections. Our panellists discuss why those standards are topping the list and what steps OSH professionals and their organization can take to ensure they are following OSHA guidelines to protect their workers from COVID-19. We also discuss how OSHA will likely continue to enforce COVID-19 protections under the new administration.

Council on Academic Affairs and Research Webinar

  • Is Our Safety Teaching Leading Industrial Practice or Just Following It?

    Hosted by ASSP's Council on Academic Affairs and Research, this webinar with Drew Rae of the Safety Science Innovation Lab provides a rich discussion about safety science as an academic field; the theories that shape the field; and how these theories explain and support practical elements of safety education.

Math Toolbox

Math Toolbox is a regular column in PSJ written by Mitch Ricketts, Ph.D., CSP, an associate professor in the Environmental Health and Safety Management program at Northeastern State University. It aims to help occupational safety and health professionals apply STEM principles to everyday safety issues and overcome apprehension about math and science. The series employs various communication strategies to make the learning process easier and more accessible.

If you need a simple and effective way to identify hazards, a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is the way to go. Learn how to create and use your own in five steps.

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Risk control phone surveys are a critical component of risk control services, but they are often overlooked or rushed. These three steps can ensure your surveys are properly researched before you pick up the phone.

This information is for OSH professionals who are based in California or have locations in California but are based elsewhere. California has many safety regulations that are different from those in other states. Start getting ready for your Cal/OSHA inspection in less than three minutes.

This information is for OSH professionals who are based in Minnesota or have locations in Minnesota but are based elsewhere. Minnesota has many safety regulations that are different from those in other states.

Like any new experience, getting started in occupational safety and health can be intimidating. Here are four tips to help OSH professionals succeed.


Construction tailgate meetings set the tone for the entire day or week on a jobsite. They are an important time to connect with workers and discuss ways to be safer on the job. Here are four steps to help you lead a successful construction tailgate meeting.


Hard hats are crucial for head protection and should be inspected every day before starting work. Luckily, the process is as easy as one, two, three.

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