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ASSE’s SeminarFest 2015 Offers Safety Professionals Opportunities to Grow Skillsets

The American Society of Safety Engineers, the world’s oldest professional safety society, encourages occupational health and safety professionals to hone their knowledge and skills, including the potential of earning recertification points, by registering now for SeminarFest 2015, Feb. 6-12, 2015 in Las Vegas.

 

ASSE Welcomes Second Member Chapter in Maharashtra, India

Expanding its reach in India, the American Society of Safety Engineers opens its second member chapter in Maharashtra.

 
12/31/2014 2:30 PM

Risk Management: Reputation Is Key

Texas City refinery. Upper Big Branch mine. Deepwater Horizon. Tazreen Fashions factory. Rana Plaza. Each of these tragedies was caused by a chain of events that included safety and health system deficiencies. They have something else in common, too: They all caused significant damage to the reputations of the organizations involved. So what does this mean to OSH professionals? It presents us with a significant opportunity to engage our executive leaders.

 
12/17/2014 4:00 PM

HSE Infographic Illustrates Workplace Injuries & Illnesses

U.K.'s Health and Safety Executive has released statistics on workplace fatalities and injuries for 2013-2014. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has created an infographic, "Behind the Annual Statistics," to illustrate the findings.

 
12/17/2014 5:00 AM

Agencies Partner to Protect Oil & Gas Industry Workers

OSHA, NIOSH and National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network have signed a 2-year alliance to help prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in the exploration and production sector within the oil and gas industry.

 
12/16/2014 6:00 PM

New NIOSH Training to Reduce Risks for Emergency Responders Working Long Hours

NIOSH has released a free web-based training that will help emergency responders and managers better cope with emergency operations when deployed to a disaster site. Interim NIOSH Training for Emergency Responders: Reducing Risks Associated with Long Work Hours is designed for emergency workers who respond to epidemics such as Ebola, weather-related disasters and other catastrophic events.

 
12/16/2014 3:00 PM

ESFI Infographic: Cord Safety This Holiday Season

Electrical Safety Foundation International's (ESFI) infographic on extension cord safety lists cord-related hazards and tips to stay safe.

 
12/16/2014 2:30 PM

OSHA Implements Broader Rules For Reporting Workplace Deaths

On Jan. 1, new OSHA rules will go into effect that will likely reveal higher daily death and injury counts in the workplace. Even though most workplaces are safer than they were previously, incidents still do occur, so OSHA is implementing broader reporting requirements for employers.

 
12/16/2014 2:00 PM

EPA Proposes New Smog Standards to Safeguard From Pollution

EPA is proposing to strengthen air quality standards based on recent scientific evidence about the harmful effects of ground-level ozone, commonly known as smog. Smog forms in the atmosphere when emissions of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds “cook” in the sun from sources like automobiles, industries, power plants and chemical fumes. Those most at risk include people with asthma, children and older adults, as well as those who are active or work outside.

 

ASSE’s Professional Safety Journal: Mentors Help Ease Learning Curve for New Safety Hires

Companies that support a robust mentor program for new safety employees are more apt to reduce the learning curve they face and retain their services longer, an important feat considering competition to keep them will rise with an estimated 25,000 safety practitioners retiring by 2016.

 
 
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