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ASSE’s 2014 Triangle Award for Heroic Dedication goes to Stefan Bright

April 23, 2014

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is proud to announce Stefan Bright as the winner of the 2014 Triangle Award for Heroic Dedication for his role in establishing a field manual, training and standards that reduced fatalities among professional window washers by 30 percent over the last two decades.


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Safety 2014 brings certification prep opportunities

Workshops for ASP, CSP, CHST and OHST offered
March 21, 2014

Safety professionals who are heading to Orlando for the Safety 2014 conference and exposition June 8-11 can take advantage of a number of certification exam workshops being held in conjunction with the event. CSP, OHST, CHST, STS and Math Review workshops are scheduled from June 5 through June 14, with multiple date and time options available for most workshops, allowing Safety 2014 attendees to schedule them around sessions they want to attend.


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ASSE urges OSHA to withdraw proposed electronic reporting rule

March 18, 2014

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) President Kathy Seabrook has issued the following response to OHSA’s electronic reporting proposed rule:


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Previews of Safety 2014 speakers available online

March 13, 2014

With more than 200 speakers presenting sessions at Safety 2014, it can be a little daunting trying to decide which ones you want to add to your schedule. To help you decide, ASSE has invited all of its speakers to create short videos introducing their sessions.


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NAOSH Week 2014: May 4-10 – “Make Safety A Habit”

March 5, 2014

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, occurs every year during the first full week of May. Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day (OSHP Day) falls on the Wednesday of that week. ASSE urges everyone to get involved in NAOSH Week in an effort to better educate the public about the positive benefits a safe workplace provides not only for workers, but for their families, friends, businesses, their local communities and the global community.


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Thousands comment on OSHA’s silica proposal

Safety, business groups disagree
February 19, 2014

The public comment period on OSHA’s proposal to reduce worker exposure to silica dust ended this week, leaving the agency with more than 2,700 responses to process. The rule would decrease the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica dust – a substance that causes cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in those who are exposed to it.


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Hear advice, insight from senior management at Executive Summit

February 17, 2014

Planning on attending Safety 2014? Make sure you mark your calendar for June 11 – the day the Executive Summit takes place in Ballroom H of the Orlando Convention Center.


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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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