Bookmark and Share

Combustible Dust Explosion Information

(June 8, 2008) — COMBUSTIBLE DUST EXPLOSIONS Combustible dust can lead to fires or explosions in the workplace if proper safety measures are not implemented.
Read more >

American Society of Safety Engineers Announce New Construction Safety Standard

Des Plaines, IL (March 31, 2008) — To prevent injuries and illness among construction workers exposed to hazards associated with the installation and extraction of piles during construction and demolition operations, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced the approval of the new voluntary consensus standard “Safety R

ANSI Board Of Standards Review Rejects Appeal To Withdraw Standard Aimed At Reducing Musculoskeletal Problems In Construction Workers

Des Plaines, IL (March 14, 2008) — The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Standards Review (BSR) today rejected the appeal brought by the Construction Industry Employer Coalition, a coalition of five trade associations of U.S.
Read more >

American Society of Safety Engineers Raise Concern Over OSHA’s New Proposed Confined Space Rule

Des Plaines, IL (February 29, 2008) — DES PLAINES, IL (February 29, 2008) – In a letter sent today to the Assistant Secretary of Labor Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) said the proposed rule on Confined Spaces in Construction recently published by the U.S.
Read more >

New Technical Report on Measurement For Slip Resistance Registered With The American National Standards Institute

Des Plaines, IL (January 28, 2008) — The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently registered a new technical report, “Using Variable Angle Tribometers (VAT) for Measurement of the Slip Resistance of Walkway Surfaces” (ANSI/ASSE TR-A1264.3-2007), submitted to ANSI by Subcommittee A1264.
Read more >

New Effective Date Announced For ANSI/ASSE Fall Protection Code Providing Tools And Resources To Keep Workers Safe

Des Plaines, IL (October 9, 2007) — Recognizing the need to allow safety, health and environmental professionals (SH&E) more time to adjust to safety practices recommended in the Z359 Fall Protection Code, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Z359 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) rec

Preventing Construction & Demolition Site Injury, Fatalities, American Society of Safety Engineers Release New Historical Safety Standards Package

Des Plaines, IL (July 30, 2007) — To prevent injury and fatalities in construction and demolition sites, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently released a historical construction and demolition standards package that includes the newly revised American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Safety Engineers (ASS

After 15 Years, New Fall Protection Code Offers More Tools and Resources for Employers Aimed at Protecting Workers

Des Plaines, IL (June 6, 2007) — Recognizing the need to offer more tools and resources for employers to protect workers from fall hazards, which are one of the top four causes of on-the-job fatalities, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced approval of the new Z359 Fall Arrest Code, which is a new series of American N

Ansi Committee Works Towards Finalizing Standard Aimed at Reducing Musculoskeletal Problems in Construction Workers

Des Plaines, IL (June 4, 2007) — After years of work, the voluntary consensus standard “Reduction of Musculoskeletal Problems in Construction” (ANSI/ASSE A10.40-200x) will be submitted to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for final review.
Read more >

American Society of Safety Engineers Annouce New Construction Safety Standard with Focus on Personal Hoists and Employee Elevators

Des Plaines, IL (May 21, 2007) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced the approval of the new American National Standard Institute (ANSI)/ASSE A10.
Read more >