ASSE Urges Chapters and Members to Join in June 2-6 National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

Posted in Federal Communications on Wed, Apr 9, 2014

ASSE and its Construction Practice Specialty are supporting fully OSHA’s June 2-6 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.  ASSE urged its chapters and members to embrace this opportunity to demonstrate safety and health professionals’ leadership in reducing the leading cause of death in construction.  What ASSS members already do to help save workers lives should be [...]

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ASSE Backs Illinois Safety Consultant Immunity in Proposed WC Change

Posted in State Communincations on Wed, Apr 9, 2014

On behalf of its member independent safety consultants in Illinois, ASSE opposed a bill (SB 3287) that would strip unfairly their current immunity from lawsuits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act but continue to protect insurers and companies who provide the same safety services.  ASSE said it opposed the bill because it would unfairly limit independent business [...]

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JOIN THE EFFORT: ASSE, AIHA and NSC Back OSHA and NIOSH FY 2015 Funding

Posted in Federal Communications on Fri, Mar 28, 2014

In letters to US Senate and House of Representatives appropriations subcommittees with funding oversight for OSHA and NIOSH, ASSE joined with AIHA and NSC to back adequate funding for the agencies, including a rejection of the Administration’s repeated proposal to cut funding for NIOSH Education and Research Centers and the NORA Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing [...]

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ASSE Testifies at OSHA Silica Public Meeting

Posted in Federal Communications on Fri, Mar 28, 2014

At the March 21, 2014 session of OSHA’s informal public meeting for its proposed rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, Adele Abrams, Esq., represented ASSE with testimony that summarizing ASSE’s full comment for the record of the rulemaking.  ASSE and AIHA testified together on the same panel, as a report on the day’s hearing describes.  The hearings are scheduled to [...]

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