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OSHA's New Recordkeeping Rules Summarized

Friday, September 26, 2014
On September 11, OSHA announced its final rule adopting new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements. ASSE opposed the provisions related to reporting severe injuries.

NIOSH Announces Call for Abstracts for NOIRS 2015 Injury Research Symposium

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (LMRIS), the National Safety Council (NSC), and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), will host NOIRS 2015 on May 19 to 21, 2015 at the Camp Dawson Training Center in Kingwood, West Virginia.​

OSHA Regions Get Policy Background Memo on Temp Workers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
OSHA has issued a memorandum on its Policy Background on the Temporary Worker Initiative to its regional administrators. From Tom Galassi, Director of Enforcement Programs, the memo was posted July 21 on the OSHA web site. Temporary workers has been a key initiative of OSHA this year, as the Agency’s web page on the issue indicates.

Veto Bill Stripping Safety Consultants of Workers’ Comp Lawsuit Immunity, ASSE Tells Illinois Governor

Tuesday, June 03, 2014
A letter from ASSE President Kathy Seabrook on behalf of ASSE’s Illinois members urged Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to veto legislation (SB 3287 ) that would strip from independent safety consultants current immunity from lawsuits under the state’s workers’ compensation law. ASSE and its Illinois members also opposed the legislation before votes in the Illinois Senate and Assembly. The bill went to [...]

ASSE Gov’t Affairs Committee 2014 Capitol Hill Visits

Friday, May 23, 2014
ASSE’s Government Affairs Committee met May 5-7 in Washington, DC, for the Committee’s annual Capitol Hill Visits, combining a Committee meeting with a day visiting key occupational safety and health agencies in which ASSE is a stakeholder and Congressional committee offices that impact occupational safety and health.

ASSE and Friends of NIOSH Fight for NIOSH ERC and AgFF Research Programs

Friday, May 16, 2014
ASSE joined with 158 other Friends of NIOSH to urge leaders in both the Senate and House Appropriation Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, and Education to include in the Fiscal Year 2015 federal budget at least the Fiscal Year 2014 program level of $332.86 million for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). That funding level would counter the Administration's effort again this [...]

ASSE Backs Effort to Save Independent Safety Consultant Lawsuit Immunity under Illinois Workers' Comp Law

Friday, May 16, 2014
On behalf of its member independent safety consultants in Illinois, ASSE has opposed a bill ( SB 3287 ) in both the Illinois Senate and House that aims to strip unfairly their current immunity from lawsuits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act but continue to protect insurers and companies who provide the same safety services. ASSE opposed the bill because it would unfairly limit independent [...]

Professional Affairs Resources

Education Resource Center

A resource for SH&E educators and students, including information on ABET accreditation, SH&E college and university programs, and opportunities for funding.

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Society Awards

Information on the Society’s highest awards and honors can be found here.

Career Resource Center

Our networking partners program allows members to help each other through difficult times.

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Business of Safety Resource Center

The Business of Safety Center provides information on how safety is good for business and can improve your bottom line.


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