A new standard aimed at protecting workers who install, alter or maintain communication towers offers the first comprehensive approach reducing injuries and saving lives in industry that has rapidly expanded in recent years, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
R. Ronald Sokol, a 29-year member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, was appointed to the OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), which is charged with advising the agency on setting construction standards and policy matters affecting federally financed or assisted construction.
I started my career as a graduate assistant at North Carolina State University working with the state’s furniture and textile industries as they were trying to comply with a new law, the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Two prominent members of the American Society of Safety Engineers were appointed to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Board of Scientific Counselors, a federal advisory committee formed to give the NIOSH director advice and guidance.
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.