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ASIS Seeking Volunteers for Active Assailant Standard Committee

Thursday, July 20, 2017
ASIS International, an association for security management professionals, is seeking volunteers to serve on the technical committee for its ANSI/ASIS Active Assailant Standard. The standard will address incident prevention and preparation, to include security design considerations and protocols, as well as response strategies, and post-incident recovery best practices specific to active assailant events.​
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PBS Newshour: Government Contracts With Shipbuilders Despite Safety Lapses

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
PBS Newshour recently featured a story about U.S. shipbuilders that continue to receive military contracts to build Navy and Coast Guard vessels despite serious safety lapses.
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NIOSH Assesses Young Worker Fatality Trends

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
A new NIOSH report examines young worker fatalities that occurred between 1994 and 2013. The report presents information by demographic characteristics, employer characteristics, incident circumstances and temporal patterns. During this time period, 942 occupational fatalities occurred among youth workers, 88% of whom were male.
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ISO 45001 Moves One Step Closer to Publication

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The widely discussed and highly anticipated ISO 45001 standard on occupational safety and health management systems has moved another big step toward publication. Under ISO's standards development process, the second version of the draft international standard (DIS #2) has been approved.
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OSHA E-Recordkeeping Portal to Open Aug. 1

Monday, July 17, 2017
OSHA's portal for collecting e-recordkeeping data will open Aug. 1. This follows a June 28, 2017, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to extend the deadline for submitting these data to Dec. 1, 2017, to allow affected entities more time to familiarize themselves with the system.​
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An ASSE Member's Perspective on Safety in Saudi Arabia

Monday, July 17, 2017
ASSE International member Raghuvaran Chakkravarthy is a safety professional from India, working for a company based in the U.S., overseeing safety in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In this guest post he shares some thoughts on construction safety, lessons learned and best practices that form how safety is performed in his part of the world.
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Infographic Tackles Causes of Slips & Trips

Friday, July 14, 2017
A fall on the same level is a slip, trip or fall in which a worker impacts either the surface or an object at the same level or above the surface on which s/he is standing. These incidents an occur just about anywhere and they are among the leading causes of work-related injuries in workplaces around the world. In its latest infographic, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers a [...]
ActiveShooter-91095476

ASIS Seeking Volunteers for Active Assailant Standard Committee

Thursday, July 20, 2017
ASIS International, an association for security management professionals, is seeking volunteers to serve on the technical committee for its ANSI/ASIS Active Assailant Standard. The standard will address incident prevention and preparation, to include security design considerations and protocols, as well as response strategies, and post-incident recovery best practices specific to active assailant events.​
Shipbuilding

PBS Newshour: Government Contracts With Shipbuilders Despite Safety Lapses

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
PBS Newshour recently featured a story about U.S. shipbuilders that continue to receive military contracts to build Navy and Coast Guard vessels despite serious safety lapses.
GettyImages-518507538

NIOSH Assesses Young Worker Fatality Trends

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
A new NIOSH report examines young worker fatalities that occurred between 1994 and 2013. The report presents information by demographic characteristics, employer characteristics, incident circumstances and temporal patterns. During this time period, 942 occupational fatalities occurred among youth workers, 88% of whom were male.
ManagementSystems-487078751

ISO 45001 Moves One Step Closer to Publication

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The widely discussed and highly anticipated ISO 45001 standard on occupational safety and health management systems has moved another big step toward publication. Under ISO's standards development process, the second version of the draft international standard (DIS #2) has been approved.
Injury-609695856

OSHA E-Recordkeeping Portal to Open Aug. 1

Monday, July 17, 2017
OSHA's portal for collecting e-recordkeeping data will open Aug. 1. This follows a June 28, 2017, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to extend the deadline for submitting these data to Dec. 1, 2017, to allow affected entities more time to familiarize themselves with the system.​
TG08_Final_Picture

An ASSE Member's Perspective on Safety in Saudi Arabia

Monday, July 17, 2017
ASSE International member Raghuvaran Chakkravarthy is a safety professional from India, working for a company based in the U.S., overseeing safety in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In this guest post he shares some thoughts on construction safety, lessons learned and best practices that form how safety is performed in his part of the world.
slips_trips_falls

Infographic Tackles Causes of Slips & Trips

Friday, July 14, 2017
A fall on the same level is a slip, trip or fall in which a worker impacts either the surface or an object at the same level or above the surface on which s/he is standing. These incidents an occur just about anywhere and they are among the leading causes of work-related injuries in workplaces around the world. In its latest infographic, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers a [...]

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