Companies and other organizations use voluntary national consensus standards to establish accepted industry practices, reference the latest state-of-the-art practices and technology and because they want to provide their employees the safest and most healthful work environment possible.


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Aerial Work Platforms (A92)

These standards provide criteria for vehicle-mounted rotating and elevating work platforms, elevating aerial platforms, boom supported elevated aerial platforms, and a series of equipment related to the aerial platform and access industry.

Construction & Demolition Operations (A10)

These standards relate to the protection of employees and the public from hazards arising out of or associated with construction and demolition operations.

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Fall Protection & Fall Restraint (Z359)

Falls remain a leading cause of on-the-job injuries and fatalities. These standards address fall protection equipment and systems for climbing, man riding, work positioning, fall arrest, rescue, evacuation, and other fall hazard operations, in addition to training, hazard identification and abating hazards to help prevent injuries and illness when working at height.

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Machine Guarding (B11)

Various standards are available for new, existing, modified or rebuilt power and manual driven machines that are used to process materials and the associated equipment used to transfer material or tooling.


Personal Protective Equipment

A series of different standards are available for occupational personal protective equipment worn in various environments that address a variety of hazards and exposures.


Respiratory Protection (Z88)

These standards provide information that is useful for the evaluation, identification, testing, selection, use, maintenance and requirements for establishing, implementing and evaluating respirator programs.


Risk Management & Risk Assessment

Used globally and domestically by those engaged in managing and assessing risks, these standards can be applied throughout the life of an organization and to a wide range of activities, including strategies and decisions, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services and assets.

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Safety Management

The Z10 Standard focuses on how programs and entities can work together to maintain and improve worker safety and health domestically and globally by defining minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS).

The ISO 45001 standard for occupational health and safety management systems is one of the most significant standards to be developed in decades. The standard will provide a framework from which OSH objectives can be effectively managed. It will help create a global foundation of worker safety standards and inspections. The standard is expected to be published in December, 2017.
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Safety Practices, Procedures & Training

Various standards covering confined space, hydrogen sulfide, lockout/tagout, motor vehicle, prevention through design and training.

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Slip & Trip Prevention (A1264)

The purpose of these standard are to provide protection of employees in workplace situations by establishing provisions for safe working and walking environments where there is potential for slips and results due to surface characteristics and conditions.


Ventilation Systems (Z9)

Intended to help employers and employees reduce and prevent exposure to harmful substances, these standards define the minimum requirements for health and safety for ventilation systems.

As secretariat for multiple standards projects, ASSE organizes the committees that develop and maintain the standard(s), ensures that the process of revision is timely and in accordance with ANSI procedures, and publishes the final product of the consensus process.

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