WHAT ARE STANDARDS?
ASSE SERVES AS SECRETARIAT FOR 11 STANDARDS PROJECTS
As secretariat for 11 standards projects, ASSE organizes the committees that develop and maintain the standard(s), ensures that the revision process is timely and in accordance with ANSI procedures, and publishes the final product of the consensus process. Over the years, ASSE has published more than 60 standards with several additional ones under development and in the planning stages for future development.
• Construction and Demolition Operations, A10
• Protection of Floor and Wall Openings, A1264
• Confined Spaces, Z117
• Fall Protection, Z359
• Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods, Z244
• Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training, Z490
• Motor Vehicle Safety Operations, Z15
• Applied Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training, Z390
• Guidelines for Mold and Fungi Control and Remediation for Worker Protection in Indoor Work Environments, Z690
• Competence and Certification in the Safety Profession, Z590
• Prevention Through Design, Z790
ASSE previously served as the secretariat for the Eye and Face Protection Committee, Z87, and the Ladder Safety Committee, A14; and continues publishing two Z87 standards-- one for historical purposes only.
With the globalization of the economy, there is an increasing reliance on international standards for both trade and safety at work. Participation on an International Standards Organization (ISO) U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) enables U.S. interests, including users, manufacturers and regulators, to present a U.S. perspective on workplace safety to the global community.
The U.S. TAG operates on at least three levels:
ASSE is the Administrator for the U.S. TAGs on fall protection and risk management through ANSI, who is the U.S. voting representative to the ISO. Official votes on all such standards are cast by ANSI. For more information on U.S. TAG’s visit www.ustag.org.
ASSE is represented on more than 40 committees that develop and maintain close to 100 safety standards. In their respective positions, ASSE representatives attend meetings of their assigned committee, review written proposals to add to, delete or change a safety standard, and vote on the final approval of a standard. All such representatives are volunteers.
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 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information about ASSE or ASSE voluntary consensus standards please go to www.asse.org.
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|11/10/2010||ASSE Announces Reaffirmation of Personnel and Debris Net Standard for Construction and Demolition|
|08/26/2010||ASSE Urges OSHA To Utilize Consensus Standards In Developing Fed Rule Aimed At Reducing Workplace Slips & Falls|
|04/13/2010||Letter to the Editor on Mine Safety, Workplace Fatalities|
|04/01/2010||ASSE Announces Reaffirmation of Standard for Rigging Qualifications and Responsibilities in the Construction Industry|
|01/05/2010||ASSE Announces Release of New Roadway Work Zone Safety Standards|
|11/18/2009||Transportation-Related Falls Covered Under the Z359 Fall Protection/Arrest Standards, Notes the American Society of Safety Engineers|
|11/05/2009||ASSE Announces Revised Workplace Fall Protection Standard|
|08/12/2009||The American Society of Safety Engineers Announce Newly Revised Confined Space Safety Standard and Upcoming Webcast|
|07/21/2009||American Society of Safety Engineers Unveil New Workplace Fall Prevention Standards|
|05/15/2009||American Society of Safety Engineers Announce Newly Revised Standard on Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training|
|02/25/2009||The American Society of Safety Engineers Announces New Standard Project to Protect Workers in Wind Generation Construction Operations|
|11/18/2008||American Society of Safety Engineers Announce Newly Approved Standard Aimed at Protecting Workers From Injury Due to Hazardous Energy|
|10/22/2008||The American Society of Safety Engineers to Offer New Crane Standards Product to Enhance Safe Operations|
|10/01/2008||ASSE Supports New Labor Department Rulemaking on Health Standards|
|07/25/2008||ASSE and ASTM Team up to Offer Slips, Trips and Fall Prevention Compendium for Employers|