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ASSE submits comment on OSHA's proposed silica rule

Rule "probably not entirely technologically feasible" for all employers
February 3, 2014

ASSE commends OSHA for addressing this issue through rulemaking in an effort to further reduce the incidences of occupational illnesses such as silicosis and cancer in general industry, maritime and construction work. While some may debate the science underlying the findings set forth in the proposed rule, overexposure to crystalline silica has been linked to occupational illness since the time of the ancient Greeks, and reduction of the current permissible exposure limit (PEL) to that recommended for years by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is long overdue.


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Weekly news round-up

January 4, 2014

The EHS year in review, dangerous noise, ASSE extends its global reach and the explosion of a train carrying crude oil in North Dakota were among this week’s top stories on ISHN.com.


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EHS goes global

ASSE teams up with China, Taiwan counterparts to advance occupational health & safety issues

January 1, 2014

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has signed memorandums of understandings that will explore opportunities to collaborate, exchange technical information and conduct joint educational programs with the largest occupational health and safety organizations in China and Taiwan.


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Ergo risk assessments can help reduce work-related injuries

Workers comp claims, incident reports can provide helpful data
December 6, 2013

The rise of work-place injuries related to musculoskeletal disorders -- which is costing U.S. businesses more than $20 billion a year -- may be reduced if companies include ergonomic risk assessments in their occupational health and safety management systems, according to an article in the December issue of Professional Safety.


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Ethics education a must for safety professionals, study says

October 16, 2013

 A recent study examining ethical reasoning among safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals is expected to help educators determine how to integrate a moral and ethical base within safety curricula to prepare future safety professionals to have an ethics based thought process when they enter the work force.


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Determining the cause of a workplace injury

Ergonomic analysis plays a role
August 1, 2013

In many work-related injury claims, the prevailing cause of the injury is called into question by healthcare professionals who commonly help determine if a claimed injury was truly the result of a task performed on the job, or factors such as existing medical conditions or lifestyle habits are to blame.


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ANSI, ASSE working on new international OH&S standard

U.S. stakeholders urged to take an active role
July 29, 2013

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) are in the process of creating a U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to lead discussions on the creation of a new occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard for global occupational health and safety.


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Votes add up in ASSE Safety 2013 Attendee Choice Awards

Voting ends Wednesday
June 25, 2013

Many of the thousands of attendees at Safety 2013 are making their way to booth 1185 in the Las Vegas Convention Center to vote in the Safety 2013 Attendee Choice Awards for the most innovative EHS products and services.


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Industrial Safety & Hygiene News to sponsor the Attendee Choice Awards at SAFETY 2013

"The best the safety marketplace has to offer"
May 30, 2013

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has announced that Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) will sponsor a new best product competition during SAFETY 2013, to be held June 24-26 in Las Vegas (www.safety2013.org).


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Top EHS concerns represented in Safety 2013 sessions

Sustainability a hot topic
May 23, 2013

From sustainability to risk assessment to residential fall protection, Safety 2013 sessions will cover a wide range of EHS-related topics. To give you a scheduling heads’ up, here’s a sampling of notable breakout sessions you may want to attend:


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