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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 OSH 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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2015 ASSE PDC Proceedings

2015 ASSE PDC ProceedingsThe Proceedings of the 2015 ASSE Professional Development Conference are in pdf format in a fully searchable archive. Over 180 papers comprise the 2015 PDC Proceedings, including all of the PowerPoints from the Safety Fundamentals sessions, five papers presented at the Academic Forum, and six Spanish/English papers presented in Dallas, June 7-10. Limited availability. Read More

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional, 2nd Edition

Fundamentals_of_Fire_ProtectionIndustrial fires pose significant losses for organizations, in several areas, including financial, human, and property. Understanding fire safety basics, the physics of fire, and the properties and classes of common hazards is vital in order to design fire safety management programs that protect an organization’s assets as well as ensuring safe evacuation of everyone. 
Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional provides safety managers with a guide for incorporating fire hazard awareness and protection into their safety management plans. 
Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace, from storage of flammable chemicals, to fire safety considerations in building design,  as well as providing practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers will learn how to develop emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, implement effective alarm and detection systems and fire extinguishment systems, and develop a comprehensive fire program management plan that is in compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. Read More

Hearing Conservation Manual, 5th Edition

Hearing_conservation_manualThe new fifth edition of the Hearing Conservation Manual provides a baseline of knowledge for safety managers in the key elements of a hearing conservation program (HCP) working with Occupational Hearing Conservationists. Safety professionals need to understand the elements of an HCP, recordkeeping requirements, engineering controls, and training in the use and fit of hearing protection devices. The new edition covers all of these elements and more, and includes three ANSI Standards. The federal regulatory requirements explained cover MSHA, OSHA, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).  Read More

Consultants Business Development Guide

Consultant_Business_Development_GuideAlthough becoming a professional safety consultant may seem, at first glance, to be an ideal job, the reality can be quite different, and a lot more work than you originally imagined. TheConsultant Business Development Guide will help you plan out and set up your consulting business, from what type of business you want to be (sole proprietor, partnership, or head of your own company), to how to evaluate your consulting business after the first year (and thereafter). Each chapter sets out a topic that consultants need to deal with, including:

  • Business plans
  • Finances
  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • Insurance
  • Marketing and sales
  • Employees and subcontractors
  • Networking
  • Ethics
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Getting and retaining clients
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Fleet Safety for Safety Professionals and Fleet Managers


Auto crashes account for the highest number of severe injuries and deaths in the workplace; in fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation incidents accounted for 2 out of every 5 fatal workplace injuries in 2012. Obviously, the reduction of such injuries and fatalities is of vital importance to companies, especially those with fleet managers.

This book provides information and guidance on DOT and OSHA (and other) regulations that will be of particular interest to operations and safety managers with fleet responsibilities. “Fleet” in this book also includes buses as well. In addition to regulations, managers will find the research-based information on vehicles and accidents, as well as vehicle engineering and ergonomics useful in improving their driver training, selection and maintenance of vehicles, and improving driver comfort and lessening fatigue. Read More


Safety Fundamentals Examination Study Guide™ V7.0


The new Version 7.0 prepares candidates in all Domains of the expanded Board of Certified Safety Professionals’ 2015 Safety Fundamentals Examination. The new examination is now comprised of seven Domains: Mathematics, Safety Management Systems, Ergonomics, Fire Prevention and Protection, Occupational Health, Environmental Management, and Training, Education, and Communication.Read More


Best Practices in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Management


Public health is on the minds of nearly everyone in today’s society. As our geographic boundaries no longer limit us as we engage in manufacturing and commerce throughout the world, we have to worry more about health risks associated with toxic, flammable, reactive, and biological exposures than we did just one generation ago.Read More


Measuring ROI in Environment, Health, and Safety

The health and safety of employees, customers and the general public is of major concern to organizations in this day and age, and they focus a tremendous amount of money and resources on making the commitments to these goals.Read More


Pre-Accident Investigations: An Introduction to Organizational Safety

For decades, it was thought that a good safety program was determined by how many days an organization went without having an accident. This is a myth and an old-fashioned, antiquated concept.Read More


Safety-I and Safety-II: The Past and Future of Safety Management

Safety has traditionally been defined as a condition where the number of adverse outcomes was as low as possible (Safety-I). From a Safety-I perspective, the purpose of safety management is to make sure that the number of accidents and incidents is kept as low as possible, or as low as is reasonably practicable. This means that safety management is measured by counting the number of cases where it fails rather than by the number of cases where it succeeds.Read More


Fuel and Combustion System Safety: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

Fuel and Combustion System Safety integrates safety codes with practical, tested, and proven guidance that makes it viable to specify, operate, and maintain industrial fuel and combustion systems as safely as possible. Based on the author’s 30 years of experience, readers will learn about fuels, piping, combustion, controls, and risks from more than 50 true stories integrated into each chapter to demonstrate the concepts presented and what could have been done to avoid disaster or minimize destruction of life and property. Read More


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


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


Books by James Reason

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


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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