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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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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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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.

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

 

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

 

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

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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

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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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Have a question about a particular standard or group of standards? Contact our Secretariat, Tim Fisher, at tfisher@asse.org.

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