Faces of EHS: Hanne Stahl on Being a Lifelong Learner

Inspired by her late husband, Hanne Stahl is a long-time safety professional who strives to keep learning everything she can. She urges others in the industry to do the same. Stahl is an EHS manager at ESFM, the integrated facilities management division of Compass Group serving clients across several industries. She joined the company six […]

ASSP Expects its Biggest Annual Meeting

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) expects its annual Safety 2024 Professional Development Conference and Expo to be its largest event ever, the ASSP announced May 29. The group’s annual workplace safety education event is scheduled for August 7–9 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The group’s largest conference and exposition to date […]

ASSP: Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention is May 6-10

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) on April 25 called on employers to participate in the annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction from May 6-10. The National Safety Stand-Down is part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) year-round fall prevention campaign. Falls from height, one of the construction industry’s […]

ASSP Takes Anti-Child Labor Position

On April 2, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) announced a formal position opposing “exploitative” child labor. The professional association and consensus standards-setting group called for establishing legislation and regulation to prohibit exploitative child labor practices and adding specific language to global standards that facilitates prevention and steps occupational safety and health professionals should […]

Back to Basics: Lone Worker Safety

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to protect lone workers. If you have workers working alone or in remote areas, you need to ensure that they’re safe on the job. Lone workers include people who don’t work […]

ASSP Publishes Standard Addressing Heat Stress in Construction

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published the first national voluntary consensus standard addressing heat stress for workers in construction and demolition operations. “This new industry consensus standard is an important development because there is no federal regulation focused on heat stress,” said ASSP President Jim Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, in a […]

ASSP’s Safety Podcast Tops 5,000 Downloads

The American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) The Case for Safety Podcast has surpassed 300,000 downloads over five years, the group announced December 11. The podcast series offers practical workplace safety and health guidance and updates for safety professionals worldwide. The ASSP’s safety podcast series debuted in September 2018, and the group has shared 123 […]

ASSP Updates Safety Standard for Communications Structures

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published a revision to its voluntary national consensus safety standard covering the latest safety practices and training recommendations for the construction, demolition, modification, and maintenance of communication structures. The updated ANSI/ASSP A10.48 standard will be effective on January 1, 2024. The digital standard establishes minimum criteria that […]

Secretary Su Joins ASSP to Unveil Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial

Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su will join American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) President Jim Thornton and New York Governor Kathy Hochul on October 11 to dedicate a memorial in New York City to the 146 garment workers killed in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the ASSP announced September 27. The ASSP was […]

ASSP, NSC React to Increase in Worker Fatalities

Two of the nation’s largest professional safety organizations—the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the National Safety Council (NSC)—reacted to a December 16 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that fatal workplace injuries increased in 2021. There were 5,190 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2021—an 8.9% increase from 4,764 […]