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Bresnahan Standards Medal Update

Greetings: Just a notice that we are soliciting candidates for the Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal. Information on the award is below – nominations need to be submitted electronically to Tim Fisher (TFisher@ASSE.Org) by April 7th. The form is below, and a reminder that a complete and detailed packet of no more than three pages should be submitted for review by the ASSE Standards Development Committee. The selection process is very rigorous and the competition for the Medal is formidable.

 
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03/16/2017 5:09 PM

Trump Administration Releases First Budget, Safety Takes a Hit

The Trump Administration’s budget blueprint for FY2018 is out. It’s mostly an outline with some specifics. The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is eliminated off the bat.

 
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03/13/2017 7:06 PM

Regulatory Reform Shakes Up DC

Leadership President Trump is 45 days into his first 100 days. Secretary of Labor nominee Alexander Acosta needs to pull together his paperwork before the Senate HELP Committee will schedule his hearings. Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez has been elected Chair of the Democratic National Party.

 
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03/13/2017 1:33 PM

Research to Assess Effectiveness of OSH Education Programs

Researchers are seeking to determine the effectiveness of current OSH education programs at community and technical colleges. The project is being conducted by researchers from UC Berkeley’s Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) and West Virginia University and funded through a grant from CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training.

 
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03/13/2017 1:00 PM

UK Lawmakers Debate High Heels Petition, Say Workplace Policies Present Safety Hazard to Women

The British Parliament debated a petition to make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work on March 6, 2017. The petition, which received more than 152,000 signatures, was created by Nicola Thorp after she was she was sent home without pay for refusing to wear high heels between 2 and 4 inches high while at work, causing a revolt across Britain on discrimination and women's rights' to health and safety.

 
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03/08/2017 8:13 PM

Risk Assessment Institute Video Examines Bowtie Diagrams

ASSE's Risk Assessment Institute has released it's latest video, Bowtie Methodology. The video offers a brief overview of bowtie methodology, which is a tool used to visually map and analyze causal relationships in complex workplace risks.

 
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03/08/2017 5:41 PM

Combustible Dust: Avoid These Three Oversights

Combustible dust is a recurring yet often overlooked hazard in many industrial facilities. For many, it can be hard to understand how something called dust can pose dangers. Other oversights include underestimating the hazards present and having an apathetic attitude toward them.

 
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03/07/2017 9:31 PM

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? CDC Examines Sleep Duration by Occupation

A CDC study published in this month's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found significant differences in short sleep duration (less than 7 hours a night) among occupational groups. “Short sleep duration has been linked to various negative health outcomes including cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression, as well as to safety issues related to drowsy driving and injuries,” says study author Taylor Shockey, M.P.H., of NIOSH.

 
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03/07/2017 3:59 PM

Senate Votes Down Worker Safety Rule for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Senate voted to eliminate the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order that would have required contractors to disclose and correct serious safety violations in order to compete for federal contracts. A similar measure already passed in the House, and it is expected that President Trump will finalize the move.

 
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03/07/2017 2:17 PM

ISO Aiming to Make 31000 Risk Standard Easier & Clearer

ISO 31000:2009 on risk management principles and guidelines (adopted in the U.S. as ANSI/ASSE Z690.2) is being revised to make the standard easier to apply and clearer in its guidance. The revision is now at the draft international standard (DIS) stage and is available for public comment. The next step will be the final DIS stage. ISO expects to publish the new version of ISO 31000 in late 2017 or early 2018.

 
 
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