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Machinery Safety: Finding the Right Safeguard Solutions

Thursday, February 22, 2018
When determining the best solutions for safeguarding machinery and equipment, one of the biggest challenges that OSH professionals face is answering the question, “How safe is safe enough?” With so many potential risks and hazards associated with machinery, it can be difficult to know where to begin and which safeguards to put in place.
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Nine OSH System Mistakes to Avoid

Monday, February 19, 2018
When developing and implementing an OSH system, stakeholders must consider a vast array of factors for the system to be effective. Having a nonoptimal system not only hinders the ability to identify and address risks and hazards, the system itself can present risks to the business.​
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How to Recruit and Evaluate Safety Personnel

Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Singapore Accord, a call-to-action signed at a 2017 meeting in Singapore, encourages OSH organizations and groups to adopt a global framework that helps answer several important questions: Which skills should each type of OSH employee bring to the table? What are those different types of skills? How should hiring managers and supervisors evaluate OSH qualifications to ensure the right person is [...]
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Why the Member-Get-a-Member Campaign Matters

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Our Member-Get-a-Member campaign has been going strong since 1981, and it’s no surprise. What’s more surprising about this 37-year-old initiative is what happens when you ask the most active participants why they do it.
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What is the Hispanic Outreach Working Group?

Monday, January 29, 2018
On Dec. 15, 2017, the ASSE Board of Directors convened a Hispanic outreach working group in an effort to not only more effectively and strategically engage Hispanic safety professionals, but also improve workplace safety and health for Hispanic/Latino workers, a group disproportionately represented in the recent BLS report on fatal occupational injuries.
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How to Win the Safety Management Innovation Award

Friday, January 26, 2018
Managing safety in the workplace takes creativity. That’s why each year we proudly honor the achievements of one particularly original safety professional with the ASSE Safety Management Innovation Award.
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OSHA Contingency Plan for Suspension of Operations

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
In cases such as the recent U.S. government shutdown, occupational safety and health professionals may wonder what impact this will have on OSHA. The administration currently has a contingency plan in place for suspension of agency operations; it outlines the operations that will continue to be carried out in the event of a lack of appropriations.
machinery_safety-185240434

Machinery Safety: Finding the Right Safeguard Solutions

Thursday, February 22, 2018
When determining the best solutions for safeguarding machinery and equipment, one of the biggest challenges that OSH professionals face is answering the question, “How safe is safe enough?” With so many potential risks and hazards associated with machinery, it can be difficult to know where to begin and which safeguards to put in place.
risk_management-682574856

Nine OSH System Mistakes to Avoid

Monday, February 19, 2018
When developing and implementing an OSH system, stakeholders must consider a vast array of factors for the system to be effective. Having a nonoptimal system not only hinders the ability to identify and address risks and hazards, the system itself can present risks to the business.​
GettyImages-866440974-med

How to Recruit and Evaluate Safety Personnel

Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Singapore Accord, a call-to-action signed at a 2017 meeting in Singapore, encourages OSH organizations and groups to adopt a global framework that helps answer several important questions: Which skills should each type of OSH employee bring to the table? What are those different types of skills? How should hiring managers and supervisors evaluate OSH qualifications to ensure the right person is [...]
FangXiaNuo_E_

Why the Member-Get-a-Member Campaign Matters

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Our Member-Get-a-Member campaign has been going strong since 1981, and it’s no surprise. What’s more surprising about this 37-year-old initiative is what happens when you ask the most active participants why they do it.
IMG_3287

What is the Hispanic Outreach Working Group?

Monday, January 29, 2018
On Dec. 15, 2017, the ASSE Board of Directors convened a Hispanic outreach working group in an effort to not only more effectively and strategically engage Hispanic safety professionals, but also improve workplace safety and health for Hispanic/Latino workers, a group disproportionately represented in the recent BLS report on fatal occupational injuries.
Sam_Horseman_2

How to Win the Safety Management Innovation Award

Friday, January 26, 2018
Managing safety in the workplace takes creativity. That’s why each year we proudly honor the achievements of one particularly original safety professional with the ASSE Safety Management Innovation Award.
GettyImages-601927572

OSHA Contingency Plan for Suspension of Operations

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
In cases such as the recent U.S. government shutdown, occupational safety and health professionals may wonder what impact this will have on OSHA. The administration currently has a contingency plan in place for suspension of agency operations; it outlines the operations that will continue to be carried out in the event of a lack of appropriations.

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