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ASSE wants tougher standard for impaired driving

Legal impairment standard would go from blood alcohol level of .08% to .05%

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is backing the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) effort to encourage states to reduce the legal standard of driver impairment due to alcohol consumption, as measured by blood-alcohol content (BAC), from 0.08% to 0.05%.


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Overheard at ASSE’s Safety 2014

ISHN picked out these sound bites from keynoters, speakers and attendees at ASSE’s Safety 2014 national professional development conference and expo in Orlando this past June:


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Paradigm shifts for achieving an injury-free culture

E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech, and senior partner, Safety Performance Solutions, gave a presentation at ASSE’s Safety 2014 conference in Orlando this past June emphasizing the need for the safety profession to embrace these paradigm shifts to achieve an injury-free culture:


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ASSE recognizes three members as Fellows and Safety Educator of the Year

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) awarded three members, Gary Barnett of Ocean New Jersey, Thomas Cecich of Apex, North Carolina and Don Jones, Sr. from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Fellow Honor, its highest distinction, recognizing their lifetime of commitment to worker safety and their leadership in the occupational health and safety field, at the group’s Safety 2014 meeting in Orlando this past June.


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Are you up on the latest EHS trends?

Here is what ISHN noticed is “in” and “out” in terms of EHS trends based on education sessions and corridor talk at the ASSE Safety 2014 meeting in Orlando this past June.


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The 2014 ASSE Safety Innovation Award goes to Ali Hasan Al-Failakawi

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) named Ali Hasan Al-Failakawi the winner of the 2014 Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management for implementing a road safety program that helped reduce motor vehicle accidents at its Safety 2014 conference and expo in Orlando, held this past June.


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ASSE’s Professional Safety Journal:

A new view of the great safety pyramid

Since its creation 83 years ago by H. W. Heinrich, the safety triangle offered a ratio formula that encouraged safety professionals to focus on the causes of minor injuries as a way to reduce the probability of having major accidents. It sparked a new way of interpreting safety data that may be flawed.


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Safety 2015 in Dallas, TX – where BIG things will happen

From ASSE’s top-notch education programs, to unmatched networking opportunities, to the expo’s impressive collection of the latest OSH products and services – Safety 2015 is full of BIG occasions.


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ASSE recognizes three members as Fellows and Safety Educator of the Year

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has awarded three members, Gary Barnett of Ocean New Jersey, Thomas Cecich of Apex, North Carolina and Don Jones, Sr. from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Fellow Honor, its highest distinction, recognizing their lifetime of commitment to worker safety and their leadership in the occupational health and safety field.


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ISHN/ASSE Safety 2014 Attendee Choice Award winners

From arc flash, respiratory, foot, hand and fall protection to gas detectors, training courses and more, attendees at Safety 2014 had a chance to check out cutting edge safety products at ISHN's booth in Orlando's Orange County Convention Center and vote on their favorites. The votes have been counted and the winners have been determined.


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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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