“It’s Official: ASSE to Become American Society of Safety Professionals” #Safety

Following the outcome of a historic membership vote, ASSE will become the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) next year when it launches a redesigned website in conjunction with Safety 2018. ASSE's logo will undergo small adjustments to reflect the new ASSP acronym as well. Over a 45-day period that ended Aug. 13, ASSE members cast … Continue reading “It’s Official: ASSE to Become American Society of Safety Professionals” #Safety

“N95 Day: A NIOSH-Approved Holiday”

  Today is the 5th annual N95 Day, which focuses on respiratory protection awareness and proper use of N95 respirators. Here are some ways you can participate: Social media. Look for N95-related information on Twitter (@NIOSH, @NPPTL, #N95Day) Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest as well as the annual N95 Day NIOSH Science Blog. Share NIOSH's infographics, and be sure to … Continue reading “N95 Day: A NIOSH-Approved Holiday”

“Update Your Fall Protection Program Now: Apply New ANSI Z359 Equipment Standards “

With recent and forthcoming changes to the ANSI Z359 fall protection code, the landscape of the fall protection industry is changing. Although OSHA still sets and enforces the law regarding fall protection, the outdated nature of the existing regulations forces organizations to look to ANSI for guidance on current best practices and equipment. As in … Continue reading “Update Your Fall Protection Program Now: Apply New ANSI Z359 Equipment Standards “

“Top 10 Safety Apps For EHS Professionals”

Paul Colangelo, National Compliance Director for "ClickSafety" evaluated more than 150 Environmental Health and Safety apps available on a number of platforms in order to determine which ones were most valuable to workers. Colangelo had a number of factors he took into account, including: cost, size of the app, content, design, subscription model, registration requirements, … Continue reading “Top 10 Safety Apps For EHS Professionals”

Many Oil & Gas Workers Not Aware Of New Hydrogen Sulfide “STEL”

More than half of the oil and gas industry safety professionals who took a recent survey conducted by Dräger and the American Society of Safety Engineers indicated they were not aware of new hydrogen sulfide (H2S) exposure limits recommended by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. The gas detection manufacturer released the results of … Continue reading Many Oil & Gas Workers Not Aware Of New Hydrogen Sulfide “STEL”

ASSE Announces Approval of Two Key Safety Standards for the Construction and Demolition Industry

DES PLAINES, IL (January 5, 2012) – The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) announced today that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved two new ASSE A10 construction and demolition standards aimed at enhancing safety. The two new standards approved are the ANSI/ASSE A10.1-2011 Pre-Project and Pre-Task Safety and Health Planning for Construction … Continue reading ASSE Announces Approval of Two Key Safety Standards for the Construction and Demolition Industry

ASSE Shares Views & Support on OSHA’s I2P2 Standard

The I2P2 rule would require employers to implement a program tailored to the hazards in their workplaces and require employers to “find and fix” hazards without waiting for a workplace incident, an issue-specific OSHA standard or an OSHA inspection. If House leadership decides that OSHA’s I2P2 rulemaking requires oversight, the Committee on Oversight and Government … Continue reading ASSE Shares Views & Support on OSHA’s I2P2 Standard

ASSE Foundation – “PhD Fellowship for Future Safety Educators”

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, in conjunction with Oregon State University, has launched a new PhD fellowship program entitled, “The PhD Fellowship for Future Safety Educators.” This program is a doctoral fellowship that is intended to cultivate future educators of occupational safety and health and to produce a thread of evidence-based research in … Continue reading ASSE Foundation – “PhD Fellowship for Future Safety Educators”

ASSE to Congress: Shuttering OSHA, MSHA Programs Would be a Mistake

The American Society of Safety Engineers said it generally supports the administration’s FY 2011 budget for OSHA and MSHA but urges Congressional leaders to ensure the funds are used to fulfill OSHA’s mission by restoring funding for the agency’s Voluntary Protection Program and MSHA’s Educational Policy and Development. In his May 28 letter to the … Continue reading ASSE to Congress: Shuttering OSHA, MSHA Programs Would be a Mistake