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New Safety Resources Catalog


Choose from a wide variety of technical publications covering every facet of safety –from accident investigation, to BCSP exam preparation materials, to the best in safety management. ASSE is certain to have the resources needed for any SH&E professional.  We also offer a full collection of standards available in both hard copy and electronic copy. This is just a sample of the many resources ASSE has to offer.

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Society Update

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As a benefit of your ASSE membership, Society Update highlights the latest Society news, activities, upcoming events and notable member achievements. Members are encouraged to submit news, announcements, questions or comments to Cathy Baker.

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EHS Works

ASSE's daily blog keeps you up to date on the latests news, ideas and events in occupational safety and beyond. Visitors can also contribute comments to be posted.

Patient Safety: A Human Factors Approach

There is an increased concern for patient safety at the top of the agenda of practitioners, hospitals, and even governments. The risks to patients are many and diverse, and the complexity of the healthcare system that delivers them is huge. Unfortunately, the discussion of these risks is often oversimplified and underdeveloped. Patient Safety: A Human Factors Approach is written from a scientific point of view, setting forth a method that enlightens and clarifies this discussion, as well as putting safety professionals on a path to deal with these issues. Read More

Proceedings of the 2014 ASSE Professional Development Conference

Over 190 papers presented at the 2014 ASSE Professional Development Conference in Orlando. Includes Academic Forum papers, Safety Fundamentals PowerPoints, and Spanish/English papers presented at Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional 2014. Selected papers include: "Taking Incident Investigations to the Next Level: A Behavioral Science Approach, "The Active Shooter Threat," and "International Law Effecting EH&S Professionals, Part 1: The Criminal Enforcement of SHE Laws and Regulations." Read More

ASSE - Darryl C. Hill discussing ASSE Construction Safety Management and Engineering, 2nd Edition from ASSE Safety.

ASP Study Guide™ V6.5

A new user interface improves the user experience and all formulae provided by the BCSP are clear and concise. Now with over 800 questions, the ASP Study Guide™ is an interactive, self-paced, learning program. Included are study sessions on many topics and quizzes developed to quickly build your knowledge, by allowing you to turn solutions on or off and also to bookmark questions for later study. Take the 200 question, timed, practice examination at any time to focus your study, and review your scores in all subject areas. The practice exam is refreshed with new questions to test your knowledge each time you take it. Read More

CHMM Examination Study Guide™ V2.0

Do you encounter any hazardous materials in your workplace or environment?  Are you responsible for the proper handling, storage and/or transportation of hazardous materials?  Are you affected by any health, safety, product stewardship, or life cycle-related decisions regarding the use or disposition of hazardous materials?  If so, you should have the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) credential from the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) that recognizes your responsibilities, training, and expertise. Read More

Advanced Safety Management: Focusing on Z10 and Serious Injury Prevention, 2/e

The second edition of Advanced Safety Management: Focusing on Z10 and Serious Injury Prevention provides detailed guidance for all organizations on how to meet the provisions of the revised ANSI Z10-2012 standard, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in June of 2012. Read More

Construction Safety Management and Engineering, 2nd Edition

The new second edition of this ASSE best seller contains 38 chapters written by 42 contributors, and features new chapters on: Ladders, Ergonomics, and Construction Safety & Health through Design. Changes to the OSHA Construction Standard and other referenced Standards were made throughout, while five chapters were extensively revised: Insurance and Risk Management, Planning by Prevention and Design, Steel Erection, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Impacts. Read More

Comprehensive Practice Examination Study Guide

Available exclusively from ASSE, the Comprehensive Practice Examination Study Guide™ has been used successfully by hundreds of candidates for over fifteen years to prepare for the BCSP CSP Certificate. New questions have been added in all three Domains Read More

The Failure of Risk Management: Why It's Broken and How to Fix It

Managing Maintenance Error--A Practical Guide

Risk management based on actual measurements of risk is not the predominant approach in most industries. Hubbard examines methods for risk analysis in light of published research. His conclusions argue against the use of some widely used methods—some of which have been codified in international standards. While arguing for better quantitative analysis in risk management, this is not a mathematical text on risk management. Rather, in the author’s words, “The approach I take here is to provide my readers with just enough technical information that they can make a 180-degree turn in risk management.” (Read more) Read More

The Emotionally Intelligent Team: Understanding and Developing the Behaviors of Success

"The most important issue in our networked world is teamwork across levels and boundaries. This masterful work offers a completely new perspective, bringing the power of emotional and social intelligence through engaging insights, exercises and stories to high performance teamwork - creating the opportunity for potentially extraordinary results that are seamless, dynamic, and productive."

--Eileen Rogers, Global Director, Leadership Excellence Programs, Deloitte

Regardless of industry or business, successful teamwork can make the difference between success and failure. The authors provide skills training for team leaders and coaches in developing the emotional intelligence of teams. Read More

Books by James Reason

Managing Maintenance Error--A Practical Guide

Managing Maintenance Error--A Practical Guide

The central contention of this Guide is that while the risk of maintenance error can never be eliminated entirely, it can be managed more effectively. (Read more) Read More

Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents

Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents

Understanding and limiting the occurence of organizational accidents are the major challenges to be faced in the new millenium. They are unacceptable in terms of their human, environmental and commercial costs. But how do we develop a set of concepts that are equally applicable to all of these highly individual and infrequent events, and lead to improved prevention? Read more

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Employers Guide

Employers Handbook