ISO 45001 has been called a game-changer for the OSH profession. It’s expected that when the standard is published—likely sometime in early 2017—it will have a big effect on occupational safety and health practices.
New to the conference this year were flash sessions, which offered attendees a condensed version of some of the longer sessions. These 15-minute sessions were held throughout the day on small stages set up on the expo floor. Speakers who had longer talks later in the conference were able to go through quick tips or focal points from their speech for those who may not have had the time to attend the full-length session.
After ASSE Safety 2016 came to a close, ASSE's 2016-17 President Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, shared his first message with ASSE members. He said he wants to focus on making meaningful connections through ASSE, which is timely as many professionals likely did just that in Atlanta.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michael has tasked the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) with exploring how OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) might encourage more professionals to enter the occupational safety and health field.
Golden age is a term used to describe periods of time in which great achievements were realized. For example, 500 to 300 B.C. is known as the golden age of ancient Greece because of the many great advances in philosophy, literature, art and government made during that time.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) says the final rule requiring employers in high-hazard industries to submit injury and illness data for posting on the OSHA website will not achieve the goals the agency has set for it.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has produced several videos to help safety professionals who’ll be attending Safety 2016, June 26-29 in Atlanta, make the most of their convention experience.