For Immediate Release Contact: Joanna Climer, 847-768-3404, jeclimer@asse.org
American Society of Safety Engineers Announce Newly Reaffirmed Construction Safety Program for Employers Standard
Des Plaines, IL (April 16, 2007) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced the reaffirmation of the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) A10.38-2000 (R2007) standard. The standard, Basic Elements of an Employer’s Program to Provide a Safe and Healthful Work Environment, recognizes the need to assist construction employers in their efforts to provide a safe and healthful work environment in construction and demolition operations.

ANSI A10.38-2000 (R2007) standard is one of a series of standards that focus on construction and demolition operations. The reaffirmation of the standard was approved by ANSI on April 12, 2007. The standard establishes minimum elements of a program for protecting the safety and health of employees involved in construction activities.

ASSE serves as the secretariat for the A10 Accredited Standards Committee on construction and demolition operations. The A10 standards serve as a guide to contractors, labor and equipment manufacturers in the construction and demolition industry.

The A10.38-2000 (R2007) standard, Basic Elements of an Employer’s Program to Provide a Safe and Healthful Work Environment, will be available soon in both print and electronic format. For more information, contact ASSE Customer Service at 847-699-2929 or visit ASSE’s website.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information check ASSE’s website at www.asse.org.
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