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ASSE Foundation Awards $8,750 to Three Universities to Help Fund OSH Program ABET Accreditation

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation recently awarded three universities a total of $8,750 to support efforts to have their occupational safety and health programs receive ABET accreditation.

 
02/04/2016 9:27 PM

CDC Offers Zika Virus Prevention Tips

The Zika virus, occurring in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, spread to Brazil in 2015 and has been reported in the continental U.S. as well as in U.S. territories, not locally, but from returning travelers. According to CDC, the “Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week."

 
02/04/2016 8:52 PM

Micro Learning: The Future of Workplace Training

Technology has played a major role in changing the landscape in which people learn. As attention spans shrink due to the immediacy of the Internet, traditional teaching methods are becoming less and less relevant. According to an eLearning Industry article, one way educators can adapt to newer learning styles is by learning to break down lessons into digestible chunks that can be delivered quickly.​

 
02/03/2016 9:42 PM

33 Tips for Mastering Conversation

Learn several ways to master the art and science of conversation, a critical skill for anyone but particularly for safety practitioners who deliver training, want to influence the C-suite and manage human resources.

 
02/02/2016 10:36 PM

STOP Occupational Skin Disorders

In 2010, more than 34,000 people were diagnosed with occupational skin disorders (OSDs), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but other data indicates that incidents may be up-to 50 times higher. To help organizations protect employees’ hands, Deb Group offers tips to prevent OSDs in the workplace.​

 
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02/01/2016 7:40 PM

ASSE Continues Work to Frame the OSH Profession

On Friday, Jan. 29, ASSE brought together a group of subject-matter experts to continue the process of framing the OSH profession. The Society's efforts in this arena began with the OSH Competency Summitt last April in Des Plaines, IL. On Friday, the group reconvened to identify a set of student learning outcomes (or SLOs) within each domain that will guide higher education OSH programs.

 
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02/01/2016 3:00 PM

Coffee Workers at Risk for Lung Disease

New NIOSH research suggests that workers at coffee processing facilities may be at risk for a lung disease called obliterative bronchiolitis.

 
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02/01/2016 6:01 AM

Our Calling Card

OSHA's current effort to update its 1989 Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines represent an opportunity to advance OSH as well as the interests of OSH professionals. ASSE members are encouraged to review OSHA's list of questions and share their comments, The finished guidelines will be a useful calling card for every ASSE member to take to employers.

 
01/29/2016 8:18 PM

CSB Unanimously Approves Fertilizer Facility Explosion Final Report

On Jan. 28, 2016, CSB conducted a news conference regarding its draft final report on the April 17, 2013 fire and explosion at the West, Texas fertilizer storage facility. The board then held a public meeting in Waco, Texas, where the investigative staff presented the report, took public comment and then voted unanimously to approve the final report.

 
01/27/2016 3:47 PM

CSB Report on Fertilizer Company Explosion Available

CSB's Investigation Report into the April 2013 fire and explosion at West Fertilizer Company is now available for public preview.

 
 
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