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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|11/18/2008||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|
|07/17/2008||ANSI Dismisses Latest Appeal to Withdraw Consensus Standard Aimed at Reducing Musculoskeletal Problems in Construction Workers|
|06/08/2008||Combustible Dust Explosion Information|
|03/31/2008||American Society of Safety Engineers Announce New Construction Safety Standard|
|03/14/2008||ANSI Board Of Standards Review Rejects Appeal To Withdraw Standard Aimed At Reducing Musculoskeletal Problems In Construction Workers|
|02/29/2008||American Society of Safety Engineers Raise Concern Over OSHA's New Proposed Confined Space Rule|
|01/28/2008||New Technical Report on Measurement For Slip Resistance Registered With The American National Standards Institute|
|10/09/2007||New Effective Date Announced For ANSI/ASSE Fall Protection Code Providing Tools And Resources To Keep Workers Safe|
|07/30/2007||Preventing Construction & Demolition Site Injury, Fatalities, American Society of Safety Engineers Release New Historical Safety Standards Package|
|06/06/2007||After 15 Years, New Fall Protection Code Offers More Tools and Resources for Employers Aimed at Protecting Workers|
|06/04/2007||Ansi Committee Works Towards Finalizing Standard Aimed at Reducing Musculoskeletal Problems in Construction Workers|