Register for All-Access Safety Standards Event on Sept. 27

In an era when federal regulations are slow to change and frequently outdated, voluntary national consensus standards are critical to ensuring worker safety and improving an organization’s overall safety performance.

“Knowledge has increased and regulations lag behind current knowledge,” says ASSE’s Standards Development Committee Chair Peggy Ross, R.N., M.S.,CSP, CPE, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN. “Standards provide the latest expert thinking as well as fill the gap where regulations do not exist or apply.”

Through Learn@ASSE, the Society is giving members unprecedented access to 80 of its ANSI/ASSE standards during Ultimate Safety Standards Palooza on Sept. 27, 2017. In addition to 30-day access to download an electronic version of each standard, the event includes four live webinars:

  • A general overview of ANSI/ASSE standards by Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, an attorney and president of a law firm focusing on occupational and mine safety and health, employment and environmental law.
  • Fall protection standards, including Z359, with Thomas E. Kramer, P.E., CSP, managing principal at LJB Inc., with more than 20 years’ OSH experience.
  • Z490, Z10 and Prevention Through Design standards featuring John W. Mroszczyk, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, founder of Northeast Consulting Engineers, with more than 35 years’ design, safety and engineering experience; and Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, founder and president of Global Solutions Inc., with more than 30 years’ OSH experience in U.S. and international sectors.
  • Construction and demolition standards, including A10, with Michael Weatherred, HSE director of Fluor Constructors, who has worldwide experience in construction and demolition operations.

Registrants will also earn 0.8 CEUs.

Through the consensus process, ASSE collaborates with diverse partners to ensure that the standards the organization develops always consider the latest industry developments and recognized best practices. Learn more on ASSE’s Standards webpage. Also be sure to read our EHS Works post by SDC Chair Peggy Ross on the role of consensus standards.