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Safe and Sound Week August 13 – 19, 2018

Posted: Aug 07, 2018

What Is Safe + Sound?

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Campaign is a nationwide opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) programs in all workplaces. This year, Safe + Sound Week begins Aug. 13 and is the culmination of the larger campaign, when we celebrate safety professionals and volunteers for their contributions to protecting American workers.Safe + Sound emphasizes the need for safety programs at small- and mid-sized businesses, which are more likely to go without due to their relatively limited resources. As ASSP members know, effective OSH programs can help organizations identify and manage workplace risk before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Safety and health management systems are a critical best practice to ensure that OSH programs achieve significant results and lower risk exposure.OSH management plans are what OSH professionals do, who we are at our best and how we help employers best protect workers’ lives. Standards such as ANSI/ASSP Z10 and ISO 45001 and guidelines like OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs are at their core a calling card that OSH professionals can use to start conversations with employers about safety and health and to build opportunities to advance safety in specific workplaces. Read More

E-Mail issues

Posted: Jul 30, 2018

If you have difficulty getting ASSP or chapter emails delivered to your inbox, it’s likely they are being blocked by your ISP or company’s spam filter. Why might a spam filter do this? It could be due to an aggressive stance against commercial messages or the filter may be programmed to not allow the same message to be sent to many different recipients at the same time.In these situations, the first step is to whitelist ASSP on your desktop computer or through your company’s IT department.

Whitelisting identifies ASSP as a safe sender from whom you want to receive messages.You can whitelist chapter emails. For example, updates@chapter.assp.org, wherein chapter.assp.org would be replaced by your chapter’s web address (e.g., chicago.assp.org).You can also whitelist Society emails using bounce@send.assp.org.View instructions [realmagnet.com] for desktop level whitelisting (which you can do) as well as whitelisting instructions for your IT team to apply at the server level.

Even if you whitelisted Society and chapter messages in the past, you may need to do so again now that we have become ASSP – that is, change that “e” to a “p” in your settings.For more information about whitelisting, contact ASSP’s web team.

We Are Safety Professionals!

Posted: Jun 13, 2018

After the record-setting conference in San Antonio, TX, our Society’s name was officially changed to the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

As a result, the website for Society is now www.assp.org.

Be sure to check this out, as it has gone through quite a “facelift”.  As you probably already noticed, our Chapter website URL changed the “e” to a “p” as well.  If you used your browser’s bookmarks, you were probably re-directed to this page automatically.  However, make sure you adjust your bookmarks to show that our URL is now “http://hawkeye.assp.org“.

As with all change, it takes a little getting used to.  However, it is quite easy to remember the slogan ASSP is using, “We are safety Professionals!”

You can follow Society on Twitter: search for @ASSPSafety

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