ASSE and the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will enable the two groups to explore opportunities to collaborate, exchange technical information and conduct joint educational programs.
ASSE’s annual conference gets bigger and better each year, but with so much to do and see at Safety 2015, it’s impossible to experience it all. In fact, the conference boasts more than 275 hours of concurrent sessions—that’s nearly 7 full working weeks.
Voting in ASSE’s 2015 Society election closed March 31 and the final totals are being tallied. Based on ASSE’s established process, current President-Elect Michael Belcher, CSP, and Senior Vice President Thomas Cecich, CSP, CIH, will succeed to the office of president and president-elect, respectively, on July 1, 2015.
Workplace situations and challenges are constantly evolving, and safety professionals must evolve along with them. To that end, ASSE is now offering a Risk Assessment Certificate Program. Risk assessment is a process that helps identify and prioritize workplace risks.
ASSE’s Nigeria Chapter conducted its second professional development conference and exposition, Nigeria PDC 2015, a 3-day event in Lagos, Nigeria, on March 3-5, 2015.
Leaders of ASSE’s NOVA Chapter (David Wenzel, president, and Justin Crandol, government affairs chair) hosted a delegation of safety professionals from China’s Hubei province on March 11, 2015. During the meeting, the group discussed local business practices and OSH concerns in both countries.
According to OSHA, more than 3,500 workers in the U.S. have died from falls over the past 10 years. The statistics are even more troubling in the construction industry, where falls account for more than one-third of work-related deaths each year.
As you prepare for NAOSH Week, May 3-9, 2015, be sure to keep an eye out for the winners of the 2015 Workplace Safety Poster and Video Contest. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to the top entries in each age group. Winners will be chosen based on how well the artist expresses workplace safety in his/her entry.
In its second year, Safety Week 2015 is a dedicated week during which construction firms from the Construction Industry Safety group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO Forum inspire the industry to be leaders in safety. This year, the week is scheduled for May 3-9, in correlation with NAOSH Week 2015.
This year at Safety 2015, ASSE’s Council on Practices and Standards (COPS) will host a reception and networking event for all the practice specialty, common interest group and branch members. The event will be held Monday, June 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join the Foundation’s activities at Safety 2015 in Dallas, TX, June 7-10 by participating in the Safety Matters Silent Auction, which will once again be hosted online for remote bidding. Donate a gift (or recruit your employer to donate a gift) to be auctioned.
ASSE’s SeminarFest is a leading source for continuing education and training in the OSH profession. Instructors lead concentrated seminars and exam preparation workshops over the 7-day event. This year’s event featured more than 80 seminars and drew 1,060 attendees.
ASSE has released five new standards that affect fall protection and construction and demolition operations. Tech Briefs are available for each standard as well.
ASSE’s Risk Assessment Institute has launched a video series, Risk Assessment in the Working World. The series helps OSH practitioners develop competencies in the area of OSH risk assessment and management for immediate practical use in the workplace.
ASSE has published a new book, Fleet Safety for Safety Professionals and Fleet Managers.
ASSE has published a new book, Best Practices in Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Management, that contains best practices drawn from both volumes of The Safety Professionals Handbook. Read the foreword by editor Joel Haight here.
The book is a peer-reviewed reference, grounded in the real-world experience of the authors.
OSHA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register declaring its intent to update eye and face protection standards to incorporate the latest edition of ANSI consensus standards.
Slips, trips and falls are a serious, ongoing issue affecting workplaces in almost every industry, and causing more than 225,000 injuries a year. According to a BLR survey, both physical and human factors play a major role in these incidents.