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Self-Evaluation Checklist: Are You a Safety Professional?

Friday, January 19, 2018
While all OSH specialists are called on to protect people, property and the environment, they don’t all have the same responsibilities. As the profession has grown, it has become more and more important to identify the subtle differences that distinguish OSH professionals from OSH practitioners.
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Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
ANSI/ASSE Z15.1, Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, offers a comprehensive framework for effectively managing risks associated with motor vehicle fleets. A recent update to the standard includes revisions to sections on distracted driving and driver qualifications, as well as a new section pertaining to operational policies.
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ANSI B11.20-2017 Standard

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Originally adopted in 1991, ANSI B11.20 was the first standard to address the safety of complex automation systems created by integrating individual machines into a larger coordinated system. ANSI B11.20-2017 establishes requirements for the construction, operation and maintenance of integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), with the goal of controlling or eliminating hazards to personnel working on [...]
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Department of Labor Releases Fall 2017 Regulatory Agenda

Tuesday, January 09, 2018
On Dec. 14, 2017, the Department of Labor released its regulatory plan statement and agenda for Fall 2017. The comprehensive list, which is issued twice each year, covers the regulations the DOL plans to consider for proposal, prerule or final rule in the following 6- to 12-month period.
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ISO 45001 Reaches FDIS Stage

Thursday, January 04, 2018
The proposed ISO 45001-Occupational health and safety management systems standard has reached Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) stage. Once adopted, this first of its kind global standard will provide organizations with a framework to prevent work-related injuries and fatalities, leading to safer and healthier workplaces.
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ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017 and Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs

Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Originally created in 1994, ANSI/ASSE Z390.1, Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs, was developed to establish appropriate hydrogen sulfide (H2S) safety training for those working in the oil and gas industry. The Z390.1 committee has published a 2017 revision (ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017) of the standard, which incorporates information to accommodate the needs of other industries. In [...]
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10 New Year’s Resolutions OSH Professionals Are Making for 2018

Thursday, December 28, 2017
It’s hard to believe 2018 is right around the corner. Since the holiday season is a time to reflect on the year that is ending and set new goals for the year ahead, we polled our community of OSH professionals to see what resolutions they’ve made for improving safety and health outcomes after January 1.
GettyImages-NEW-612387648

Self-Evaluation Checklist: Are You a Safety Professional?

Friday, January 19, 2018
While all OSH specialists are called on to protect people, property and the environment, they don’t all have the same responsibilities. As the profession has grown, it has become more and more important to identify the subtle differences that distinguish OSH professionals from OSH practitioners.
Driving__TomasSereda_-513106144

Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
ANSI/ASSE Z15.1, Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, offers a comprehensive framework for effectively managing risks associated with motor vehicle fleets. A recent update to the standard includes revisions to sections on distracted driving and driver qualifications, as well as a new section pertaining to operational policies.
Manufacturing-510162486

ANSI B11.20-2017 Standard

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Originally adopted in 1991, ANSI B11.20 was the first standard to address the safety of complex automation systems created by integrating individual machines into a larger coordinated system. ANSI B11.20-2017 establishes requirements for the construction, operation and maintenance of integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), with the goal of controlling or eliminating hazards to personnel working on [...]
GettyImages-174994787

Department of Labor Releases Fall 2017 Regulatory Agenda

Tuesday, January 09, 2018
On Dec. 14, 2017, the Department of Labor released its regulatory plan statement and agenda for Fall 2017. The comprehensive list, which is issued twice each year, covers the regulations the DOL plans to consider for proposal, prerule or final rule in the following 6- to 12-month period.
ISO45001-884122736

ISO 45001 Reaches FDIS Stage

Thursday, January 04, 2018
The proposed ISO 45001-Occupational health and safety management systems standard has reached Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) stage. Once adopted, this first of its kind global standard will provide organizations with a framework to prevent work-related injuries and fatalities, leading to safer and healthier workplaces.
H2S_KaraGrubis_477109810

ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017 and Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs

Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Originally created in 1994, ANSI/ASSE Z390.1, Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs, was developed to establish appropriate hydrogen sulfide (H2S) safety training for those working in the oil and gas industry. The Z390.1 committee has published a 2017 revision (ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017) of the standard, which incorporates information to accommodate the needs of other industries. In [...]
GettyImages-533578399

10 New Year’s Resolutions OSH Professionals Are Making for 2018

Thursday, December 28, 2017
It’s hard to believe 2018 is right around the corner. Since the holiday season is a time to reflect on the year that is ending and set new goals for the year ahead, we polled our community of OSH professionals to see what resolutions they’ve made for improving safety and health outcomes after January 1.

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