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American Society of Safety Engineers Brings NAPO to the U.S.

DES PLAINES, Ill. (November 21, 2013) – Move over Smokey Bear.  Make room Mr. McGruff. There is a new educational character hitting U.S. classrooms to teach kids about the importance of playing it safe, even while you are working.
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The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability’s Statement on OSHA’s New Proposal to Make Work Injury Data Public

DES PLAINES, IL (November 8, 2013) – The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability welcomes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s efforts to broaden transparency in the reporting of worker injuries in proposed rulemaking the agency announced yesterday.
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Process Safety Management Improves Worker Safety, Focusing on Avoiding Incidents in Oil Refineries and Chemical Plants

November ASSE Professional Safety journal examines how the implementation of process safety management has minimized incidents at India’s Essar Oil A string of disasters in oil refineries and plants that produce materials such as fertilizer and chemicals has drawn increased attention the industry’s safety practices.
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STATEMENT: ASSE Urges Congress, President to Protect U.S. Workers by Coming to a Resolution on Government Shutdown

This Statement is attributable to: Kathy A. Seabrook CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM, President,  American Society of Safety Engineers   The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) joins with the concerned voices of many other Americans in urging the U.S.
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Healthcare Worker Injury Rates Among the Highest of any Profession

October ASSE Professional Safety journal shines light on overlooked workplace injuries among healthcare workers which costs the industry $13 billion Workers in the healthcare industry suffer higher on the job injuries than most other professions, with more than two million reported lost work days in 2011.
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American Society of Safety Engineers Releases Newest Version of the Z359 Fall Protection Code

With recently released Bureau of Labor Statistics data showing that falls from heights continue to be one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has recently announced the release of the newest version of ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code Version 3.0.
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Study Suggests Ethics Education Critical for Current and Future Safety Professionals

September ASSE Professional Safety journal article highlights the importance of incorporating ethical reasoning into safety curriculum
 A recent study examining ethical reasoning among safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals is expected to help educators determine how to integrate a moral and ethical base within safety curricula

Clear Communication with Safety Professionals During Contract Stage Can Reduce Safety Concerns on Construction Sites

September ASSE Professional Safety journal article highlights the need to include safety management in the earliest phases of construction contracts Studies have shown that the inclusion of various safety requirements in construction contract documents have a positive impact on worker safety.
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ASSE Responds to OSHA’s Proposed Rule to Protect Workers Exposed to Crystalline Silica

This Statement is attributable to: Kathy A.
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U.S., Russia Workplace Safety Organizations Join Efforts to Advance Global Occupational Health and Safety

One month after signing an agreement to work with Chinese workplace safety professionals, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) today announced it will work with Russia’s National Association of Centers for Occupational Safety and Health (NACOT) to, among other initiatives, improve “vocational training and professional develop