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How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Global conversations about reproductive health in the workplace are changing, and some occupational safety and health professionals are taking steps to close the significant gaps in the industry’s understanding of how to support a large employee population: parents.
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Setting the Standard for Wind Turbine Construction and Demolition

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The recently approved ANSI/ASSE A10.21 standard, Safety Requirements for Safe Construction and Demolition of Wind Generation/Turbine Facilities, is the first industry consensus standard written specifically for wind construction. A10.21 applies to utility-scale, land-based wind generation/turbine facilities, with the purpose of establishing minimum safety requirements and recommended best practices.​
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ISO 31000:2018 - Five Things to Know

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Published in 2009, the ISO 31000 standard, Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines, was developed to provide organizations with principles, a framework and process for establishing a risk management program. The standard recently underwent a revision, ISO 31000:2018, to reflect the evolution of risk management over the past decade from a separate, at times departmentalized, activity to an integrated [...]
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Stopping to Save Lives: National Safety Stand-Down Is May 7-11

Monday, May 07, 2018
Falls from heights are the leading cause of death in the private construction industry and lack of proper fall protection is the most frequently cited violation by OSHA. That’s why the industry dedicates this week, May 7 to 11, to safety activities each year to stopping fatal falls.​
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5 Tips That Will Help You Find the Right Mentor

Thursday, May 03, 2018
Finding the right mentor can be a challenge, but mentorship offers benefits that cannot be found by other means. Here are five tips from top ASSE mentors that can help you find the right professional guide and build a strong relationship that stands the test of time.
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ISO 45001-2018 Adopted as an ANSI/ASSE National Standard

Monday, April 30, 2018
Adoption of ISO 45001 as an American National Standard is a watershed moment for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS). The standard provides a structure around which organizations can work to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
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Bringing Value Through Safety

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Safety performance is inextricably linked to business performance, and where safety issues exist, organizational and operational issues may follow. To integrate safety into every aspect of the organizational culture, safety professionals must demonstrate that safety is critical to overall business success. In his Business Class series of articles in Professional Safety, Peter T. Susca, M.S., describes [...]
GettyImages-858568380_Edited_for_Web

How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Global conversations about reproductive health in the workplace are changing, and some occupational safety and health professionals are taking steps to close the significant gaps in the industry’s understanding of how to support a large employee population: parents.
GettyImages-139883089

Setting the Standard for Wind Turbine Construction and Demolition

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The recently approved ANSI/ASSE A10.21 standard, Safety Requirements for Safe Construction and Demolition of Wind Generation/Turbine Facilities, is the first industry consensus standard written specifically for wind construction. A10.21 applies to utility-scale, land-based wind generation/turbine facilities, with the purpose of establishing minimum safety requirements and recommended best practices.​
Risk_882502431

ISO 31000:2018 - Five Things to Know

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Published in 2009, the ISO 31000 standard, Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines, was developed to provide organizations with principles, a framework and process for establishing a risk management program. The standard recently underwent a revision, ISO 31000:2018, to reflect the evolution of risk management over the past decade from a separate, at times departmentalized, activity to an integrated [...]
StandDown-Poster

Stopping to Save Lives: National Safety Stand-Down Is May 7-11

Monday, May 07, 2018
Falls from heights are the leading cause of death in the private construction industry and lack of proper fall protection is the most frequently cited violation by OSHA. That’s why the industry dedicates this week, May 7 to 11, to safety activities each year to stopping fatal falls.​
GettyImages-903650246_Med

5 Tips That Will Help You Find the Right Mentor

Thursday, May 03, 2018
Finding the right mentor can be a challenge, but mentorship offers benefits that cannot be found by other means. Here are five tips from top ASSE mentors that can help you find the right professional guide and build a strong relationship that stands the test of time.
ISO45001_EHS

ISO 45001-2018 Adopted as an ANSI/ASSE National Standard

Monday, April 30, 2018
Adoption of ISO 45001 as an American National Standard is a watershed moment for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS). The standard provides a structure around which organizations can work to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
GettyImages-601015424

Bringing Value Through Safety

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Safety performance is inextricably linked to business performance, and where safety issues exist, organizational and operational issues may follow. To integrate safety into every aspect of the organizational culture, safety professionals must demonstrate that safety is critical to overall business success. In his Business Class series of articles in Professional Safety, Peter T. Susca, M.S., describes [...]

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