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ASSE is encouraged after seeing data that shows a decrease in occupational injuries and illnesses, but the world’s oldest professional safety organization knows even more can be done to protect workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that workplace injuries at private industry employers were down by 48,500 cases in 2016.
Additional scientific research and a broad sharing of existing data are needed by OSH practitioners across the country to better protect workers in every industry. That’s why ASSE brought together dozens of industry leaders and safety experts for a research workshop at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare that aimed to create a new wave of progress.
Jim Smith, president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, made a statement regarding the nomination of Scott Mugno as head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Human capital metrics, including occupational safety and health data, frequently are collected by a majority of global companies, yet many of these firms are not publicly reporting the information, according to a study released today by the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program in conjunction with CSHS.
ASSE has been reaccredited by IACET for another five years, reinforcing its position as a leading source for education for occupational safety and health professionals. Earning reaccreditation enables ASSE to continue its practice of issuing CEUs for completion of its webinars, online courses and in-person classes and training.
Many occupational safety and health professionals take significant steps in their careers year after year because of a unique education event called SeminarFest that empowers them to dig deeper. ASSE is now taking registrations for the Feb. 1-8 immersive learning experience at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
ASSE has unveiled its latest innovation in online learning. Newly created ASSE LearnEx courses debut in October, opening a new avenue for OSH professionals who aim to further their education and advance their careers. Participants get the same level of content and educational engagement as ASSE's in-person classes.
A significant step toward safer and healthier workplaces was taken Sept. 3 when ASSE joined more than 40 organizations from around the world in the landmark signing of the Singapore Accord, which presents a global capability framework for the occupational health and safety professional. It was spearheaded by INSHPO.
The ASSE Foundation will accept scholarship and grant applications from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1 for its annual disbursement of financial awards in 2018. A record amount of $350,000 is available to occupational safety and health students and professionals, thanks to the generosity of corporate donors and the ASSE community.
CSHS is encouraging safety and health professionals around the world to let their voices be heard on a key international standard connected to corporate sustainability. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) seeks feedback on proposed updates to GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety. The comment period is open through Oct. 9.