Government Affairs Resources
ASSE is committed to ensuring that any decision by federal or state government impacting the safety, health and environment of the workplace is based on good science and sound technology.
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Safety 2016 will feature many opportunities to learn more about government affairs
During a meeting this week, ASSE spoke with the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) about the OSH profession. NACOSH is a Congressionally-established advisory body to OSHA and NIOSH. The discussion focused on the need for more qualified safety professionals in the field and how stakeholders such as ASSE can work with NACOSH to encourage the growth of the profession.
Safety 2016: ASSE’s Professional Development Conference & Exposition takes place in Atlanta, GA from June 26 through June 29, 2016. GA highlights:
Monday, June 27, 4:30 pm: NIOSH Director John Howard shares his insights into the world of OSH research in a blockbuster session in Exhibit Hall B-1;
Tuesday, June 28, 1 pm: OSHA Administrator David Michaels leads a plenary session in Exhibit Hall [...]
Federal Representative Adele Abrams, Esq. explains how businesses and safety professionals will be affected as OSHA ramps up on enforcement.
On May 12, OSHA finalized the new rule on electronic record-keeping, effective August 2016.
ASSE Government Affairs Update – March 2016
The Department of Labor is seeking nominations to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC).
WPAC is comprised of 12 members, of which six slots will be available for a two-year term that begins December 1, 2016:
Two management representatives
Two labor representatives
Two public representatives