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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

STATEMENT: ASSE Applauds President Obama’s Executive Order to Strengthen Federal Agency Coordination of Chemical Facility Safety and Security Oversight

This statement is attributable, to:   Kathy A. Seabrook CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM, President, American Society of Safety Engineers The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) applauds and supports President Obama’s Executive Order to improve federal agency coordination of this nation’s chemical facility safety and security oversight.
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Industrial Therapists Called Upon to Determine the True Medical Causation of Many Claimed Workplace Injuries

Article in August issue of ASSE’s Professional Safety journal article examines fundamentals of ergonomic analysis, and role of healthcare professionals in determining prevailing factors for injuries
In many work-related injury claims, the prevailing cause of the injury is called into question by healthcare professionals who commonly help determin

ISO to Develop New Global Occupational Health and Safety Standard

ANSI and ASSE seeking U.S.
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Statement by ASSE President Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM on confirmation of Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) congratulates Thomas Perez on the confirmation of his appointment as the next Secretary of the Department of Labor.  ASSE fully expects Mr.
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