Remembering Jerry Ray, 1997-98 ASSE President

Remembering Jerry Ray, 1997-98 ASSE President

Jerry Ray, ASSE’s 1997-98 president and a well-liked and highly respected leader of the OSH profession, passed away on Aug. 3, 2016.

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ASSE Leading Efforts to Connect Safety & Sustainability

ASSE Leading Efforts to Connect Safety & Sustainability

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and the risks and opportunities they present have become increasingly important to investors. Key within that mix is human capital (a primary social issue), and protecting those assets–workers–is what OSH professionals do each day across the world.

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ASSE President Promotes Value of Profession to Business Leaders

ASSE President Promotes Value of Profession to Business Leaders

During a recent interview with Business Insurance, ASSE President Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, talked about ASSE’s continued focus on elevating the profession.

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OSH Professionals: Apply for a Professional Education Grant

OSH Professionals: Apply for a Professional Education Grant

ASSE Foundation’s Professional Education Grant Program provides funding to help OSH professionals expand their knowledge and advance their education.

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SeminarFest Registration Opens Sept. 6

SeminarFest Registration Opens Sept. 6

Registration for SeminarFest 2017 opens on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Taking place Feb. 9-16, 2017, at the Rio in Las Vegas, NV, this year’s event boasts more than 90 in-depth seminars in managerial, leadership, technical and skill-building topics.

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R. Ronald Sokol Appointed to ACCSH

R. Ronald Sokol Appointed to ACCSH

ASSE’s R. Ronald Sokol, CSP, has been appointed to OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). The committee is charged with advising the agency on setting construction standards and policy matters that affect federally financed or assisted construction projects.

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ASSE Members Appointed to NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors

ASSE members Michael Behm, Ph.D., CSP, and Chris Laszcz-Davis, M.S, CIH, FAHIA, REPA, were appointed to the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors. The federal advisory committee provides NIOSH’s director with advice and guidance on matters concerning OSH research and prevention programs.

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Young Professional April Coleman Recognized for Commitment to Safety

April Coleman, CHST, a construction safety manager with Site-Safety LLC in Los Angeles, CA, recently received honorable mention recognition from Columbia Southern University (CSU) as part of the its Outstanding Safety Professional Award program.

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ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Communications Tower Standard Approved

ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Communications Tower Standard Approved

ANSI has approved ANSI/ASSE A10.48, Criteria for Safety Practices With the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures; it will take affect in January 2017. It is the first voluntary national consensus standard strictly dedicated to protecting workers in the communications tower industry.

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ANSI/ASSE Z359.1 Revision Approved for Fall Protection Standard

ANSI/ASSE Z359.1 Revision Approved for Fall Protection Standard

The revision of ANSI/ASSE Z359.1, Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components, recently received final ANSI administrative approval. Z359.1 underwent fundamental changes from the 2007 version.

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ASSE Foundation Scholarships Available

ASSE Foundation Scholarships Available

ASSE Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Award program is now available to students pursuing degrees in OSH. The Foundation will award more than $250,000 through the programs this year. Scholarship applications can be submitted online, and are accepted through Dec. 1, 2016.

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Fire Up Your Kindle for ASSE Books

Two books in ASSE’s catalogue are now available in Kindle format on Amazon.com: ASSE’s ASP Examination Prep and Accident Investigation Techniques, 2nd Edition. ASSE’s Kindle offerings will grow quickly from here, according to Rick Blanchette, manager of technical publications.

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