Professional Safety

February 2016

Professional Safety

For more than 50 years, ASSE's Professional Safety journal has been sharing the latest technical knowledge in OSH —information that is constantly being developed through research and on-the-job experience.

Each issue delivers practical guidance, techniques and solutions to help OSH professionals identify hazards, protect people, prevent injuries, improve work environments and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy.

In This Issue...


Cover Story & Features

Welcome to the Professional Safety articles section. Here you'll find this month's offering of articles that deliver cutting-edge information, lessons learned and practical guidance from practioners in the safety, health, and environmental profession.

Full-issue PDFs of Professional Safety (from January 2005 forward) are now available to members through ASSE's Members Only website. Each file contains interactive links to help members navigate through the file. We've also included links to ASSE, regulatory agencies and other sources, and the journal's advertisers. A reader simply needs to mouse over a link to be redirected.

Digital Subscribers please access here.

Cover Story

Public Safety

Campus Violence: Improving Safety in a University Setting

By Tammy J. Allen and Linda G. Lengfellner

Fatalities and injuries from violent crimes are increasing on university campuses. One prime objective is to develop a university campus as a safe workplace, without compromising the confidentiality of students’ private information. This article discusses the proactive and reactive techniques that university faculty and staff can use to develop an effective response strategy.


Safety Management

Experiential Learning: Using Gemba Walks to Connect With Employees

By Scott Gesinger

True competency for OSH professionals includes knowing how and why employees do their jobs the way they do. This article demonstrates how dedicating time to learning employees’ jobs allows OSH professionals to create more realistic safety programs and gain greater employee buy-in to safety initiatives.

Safety Management

World-Class Safety Culture: Applying the Five Pillars of Safety

By Michael Saujani

This article shares lessons learned from one company’s experience developing a world-class safety culture through innovation, hard work and persistence. The author discusses a model of five pillars of safety that he says OSH professionals should use to create a road map to world-class safety culture.


Columns & Other Sections

President's Message
The future of OSHA’s Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

Leading Thoughts
PILOT employees to soar

Standards Insider
Jim Johnson and Richard Metzler on updates to the respiratory protection standard, ANSI/ASSE Z88.2-2015

Best Practices
The Habit of Safety: Forming, changing and reinforcing safety behavior

Safety Photo Gallery

A collection of safety photos featured each month in PS.



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