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ELD Mandate Enforcement Now in Effect

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently enacted a new mandate relating to the hours-of-service records of duty status for many commercial motor carriers and drivers. Known as the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule, enforcement of this mandate began April 1 as part of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act.
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10 Things That Inspire Great Volunteers

Monday, April 09, 2018
We polled ASSE volunteer leaders this month to see how they stay inspired. The answers indicate that our members are showing no signs of slowing down.
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Risk Assessment: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Risk. It’s something organizations and their employees encounter on a daily basis. How they approach risk can mean the difference between a safe work environment and serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs).How risk is viewed by both safety professionals and business executives has evolved over time, and in recent years become more of a focus for improving safety performance.
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First Place in the First Microlearning Contest Goes To

Monday, March 19, 2018
We put out a call for microlearning module submissions with a new twist – there would be a competition among our practice specialties and common interest groups. Now, we're happy to announce that with five submissions, first place goes to the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group.
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Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems

Thursday, March 15, 2018
As secretariat of the ANSI-accredited A10 standards committee, ASSE collaborates with stakeholders to develop industry consensus standards that address safety requirements for construction and demolition operations.
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How Do Time Changes Impact Worker Fatigue and Safety?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
It’s easy to underestimate the impact of a time change. After all, whether you’re springing forward or falling back, there is only an adjustment of one hour. Some say the responsibility of adjusting to the transition should fall to individuals, particularly when those individuals are expected to show up to work on time, fully awake and ready to get down to business.​
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ISO 45001 Five-Step Action Plan

Monday, March 12, 2018
The adoption of ISO 45001 is a watershed moment for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS). With the standard now published, it will provide organizations a structure around which they can work to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. In this time of change for the standards community, OSH professionals may ask themselves ‘what do I do next?’ The steps below outline [...]
GettyImages-464826034_vitpho

ELD Mandate Enforcement Now in Effect

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently enacted a new mandate relating to the hours-of-service records of duty status for many commercial motor carriers and drivers. Known as the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule, enforcement of this mandate began April 1 as part of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act.
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10 Things That Inspire Great Volunteers

Monday, April 09, 2018
We polled ASSE volunteer leaders this month to see how they stay inspired. The answers indicate that our members are showing no signs of slowing down.
GettyImages-511101560

Risk Assessment: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Risk. It’s something organizations and their employees encounter on a daily basis. How they approach risk can mean the difference between a safe work environment and serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs).How risk is viewed by both safety professionals and business executives has evolved over time, and in recent years become more of a focus for improving safety performance.
DF0T7774

First Place in the First Microlearning Contest Goes To

Monday, March 19, 2018
We put out a call for microlearning module submissions with a new twist – there would be a competition among our practice specialties and common interest groups. Now, we're happy to announce that with five submissions, first place goes to the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group.
GettyImages-831390424

Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems

Thursday, March 15, 2018
As secretariat of the ANSI-accredited A10 standards committee, ASSE collaborates with stakeholders to develop industry consensus standards that address safety requirements for construction and demolition operations.
GettyImages-187595077

How Do Time Changes Impact Worker Fatigue and Safety?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
It’s easy to underestimate the impact of a time change. After all, whether you’re springing forward or falling back, there is only an adjustment of one hour. Some say the responsibility of adjusting to the transition should fall to individuals, particularly when those individuals are expected to show up to work on time, fully awake and ready to get down to business.​
5_steps_ISO_45001-01

ISO 45001 Five-Step Action Plan

Monday, March 12, 2018
The adoption of ISO 45001 is a watershed moment for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS). With the standard now published, it will provide organizations a structure around which they can work to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. In this time of change for the standards community, OSH professionals may ask themselves ‘what do I do next?’ The steps below outline [...]

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