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Introducing the New Z10

Z10.0 is one of the most comprehensive systems-based standards for OSH management.

Automated Vehicles

Implement industry best practices for managing a automated vehicles and training drivers in their safe operation.

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Note to standards users: In June 2018, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) was renamed American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). As a result of this change, ASSE American National Standards now bear the designation ANSI/ASSP instead of ANSI/ASSE (e.g., ANSI/ASSE Z359.2 is now ANSI/ASSP Z359.2). The organization’s name change did not affect the content of those standards.

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Safety Standards Development

As an advocate for workplace safety and OSH professionals, ASSP understands the importance of leading the discussion and evolution of voluntary safety standards. Learn more about the importance of voluntary safety standards, how they are developed, the role we play in their development and how you can get involved with developing standards, too.

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Organizations with true safety cultures go well beyond complying with OSHA regulations — holding their businesses to an even higher standard so they can reduce worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities, along with the associated claims costs and reputation damage spurred by workplace incidents. Adopt voluntary safety standards and evolve your safety program from a compliance-driven cost center into a corporate sustainability initiative that can save lives and boost profits.

Note to standards users: In June 2018, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) was renamed American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). As a result of this change, ASSE American National Standards now bear the designation ANSI/ASSP instead of ANSI/ASSE (e.g., ANSI/ASSE Z359.2 is now ANSI/ASSP Z359.2). The organization’s name change did not affect the content of our standards. 

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Safety Standards & Tech Pubs Podcast

Safety standards play a critical role in establishing best practices in occupational safety and health. The Safety Standards and Tech Pubs Podcast provides expert insights into a wide variety of standards-related topics and highlights the latest ASSP publications.

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Active Shooter/Armed Assailant Preparedness Plan (TR-Z590.5)

Workplace violence is a growing concern. The ASSP Technical Report: How to Develop and Implement An an Active Shooter/Armed Assailant Plan incorporates recognized best practices from leading safety experts to provide organizations the tools they need to help protect their employees from harm.

Confined Spaces (Z117.1)

The ANSI/ASSP Z117.1 standard provides minimum safety requirements for entering, exiting and working in confined spaces at normal atmospheric pressure.

Construction & Demolition Operations (A10)

The ANSI/ASSP A10 standards relate to the protection of employees and the public from hazards arising out of or associated with construction and demolition operations.

Fall Protection and Fall Restraint (Z359)

Falls remain a leading cause of on-the-job injuries and fatalities. The ANSI/ASSP Z359 standards address fall protection equipment and systems for climbing, work positioning, fall arrest, rescue, evacuation and other fall hazard operations, as well as training, hazard identification and abating hazards to help prevent injuries and illness when working at height.

Fleet/Motor Vehicles (Z15)

Establish a foundation for identifying gaps and mitigating risks in your organization’s fleet safety program.

Hydrogen Sulfide Training (Z390.1)

The ANSI/ASSP Z390.1 standard establishes minimum requirements for site-specific hydrogen sulfide safety training programs that will enhance safety in occupational settings where hydrogen sulfide is present or is recognized as being potentially present.

Lockout, Tagout & Alternative Methods (Z244.1)

The ANSI/ASSP Z244.1 standard establishes requirements for controlling hazardous energy through lockout/tagout measures and alternative methods.

Machine Guarding (B11)

Various standards are available for new, existing, modified or rebuilt power and manual driven machines that are used to process materials and the associated equipment used to transfer material or tooling.

OSH Management (Z10.0)

ANSI/ASSP Z10.0 is a comprehensive, systems-based standard that provides flexibility in tailoring its requirements to your organization’s safety and health risks.

OSH Management (ISO 45001)

ISO 45001 offers guidance on establishing, implementing and maintaining an occupational safety and health management system to improve occupational safety and health, minimize risks and eliminate hazards.

OSH Training (Z490)

Learn to deliver training effectively, evaluate the outcomes and application of training on the job, and document the training to maintain compliance with company policies and regulatory mandates.

Personal Protective Equipment

A series of different standards are available for occupational personal protective equipment that is worn to address a variety of hazards and exposures in a wide range of work environments.

Prevention Through Design (Z590.3)

The ANSI/ASSP Z590.3 standard helps safety professionals and their employers incorporate prevention through design concepts into decision-making related to the design and redesign of work premises, tools, equipment, machinery, substances and work processes.

Risk Management (ISO 31000)

Used globally and domestically by those engaged in managing and assessing risks, the ISO 31000 standards can be applied throughout the life of an organization and to a wide range of activities, including strategies and decisions, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services and assets.

Scope and Functions of the Professional Safety Position [Z590.2-2003(R2012)]

For the safety profession, the ANSI/ASSP Z590.2 standard establishes core competencies, certifications, credentials, levels of qualifications and credentials, and learning support resources, including competency, performance assessments, outcomes and measurement.

Ventilation Systems (Z9)

Intended to help employers and employees reduce and prevent exposure to harmful substances, the ANSI/ASSP Z9 standards define the minimum requirements for health and safety for ventilation systems.

Walking/Working Surfaces (A1264)

The purpose of the ANSI/ASSP A1264 standards are to provide protection of employees in workplace situations by establishing provisions for safe working and walking environments where there is potential for slips and results due to surface characteristics and conditions.

Work/Aerial Platforms (A92)

The A92 standards provide criteria for vehicle-mounted rotating and elevating work platforms, elevating aerial platforms, boom supported elevated aerial platforms, and a series of equipment related to the aerial platform and access industry.

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