A Monday morning session at the ASSP Safety21 conference in Austin, TX, took on the subject of “mindset shifts.” How do you get workers on the frontlines, in the field or on the floor, to make the right decisions and choose the right behaviors?
Workplace safety expos used to be the stuff of hard hats and other safety hardware – personal protective equipment. The market was blue collar. It still is, with construction, manufacturing and utility workers prime PPE users. But a walk through the 24 aisles of this year’s ASSP Safety21 expo finds many vendors with products and services aimed not at protecting the worker’s body but increasing their safety knowledge.
The American Society of Safety Professionals’ Safety21 Conference and Expo kicked off this morning in Austin, TX. Approximately 2,200 safety pros are here, with another 2,500 attending virtually online, according to Blaine Krage, ASSP senior media relations specialist.
The signature event of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) continues to grow in popularity. Final numbers from ASSP’s Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition show that 8,938 people took part in the June event, surpassing the organization’s previous record gathering from last year.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has introduced the FASSP designation for Society Fellows. Used after an individual’s name, FASSP is a recognizable way to identify recipients of the Society’s highest honor. The announcement was made by ASSP President Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, FASSP, during Sunday night’s Past Presidents and Fellows Reception at the Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exhibition.
One year after adopting a new organization name as part of a larger rebranding strategy, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has introduced a new name – Safety Focus – for its annual immersive, week-long education event. The announcement was made Monday by ASSP President Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, at the Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exhibition.
“We are aligning all of our events to the new brand,” Medina said.
Avoiding risk, preventing asthma and fast-tracking self-driving autos were among the top occupational safety and health, environment, transportation, and regulation stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) welcomed its new director of professional development today. Chris Ballman, PHR, MSHR, will oversee the Society’s comprehensive educational offerings that advance the careers of occupational safety and health professionals worldwide. He will also provide leadership oversight of ASSP’s largest annual event – a Professional Development Conference and Exhibition that attracts more than 5,000 industry professionals.
A decade-old standard developed to help companies with risk management has been revised and adopted as a U.S. national standard. The new version reflects the evolution of risk management from a separate, departmentalized activity to an integrated management competency.