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ASSP Safety 2021 Conference + Expo

We have exciting news to share about Safety 2021, which will be our 60th annual conference and expo. To prioritize the safety and health of all attendees, we have moved to a new date and location:

Safety 2021 will take place September 13-15 both online and in-person in Austin, Texas.

“It will be a dynamic occupational safety and health education and networking experience, and we are incorporating heightened safety and health measures to protect all attendees,” said ASSP President Deborah Roy, M.P.H., RN, COHN-S, CSP, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN. “We are excited about what we have in store for safety and health professionals worldwide.” This replaces the Society’s original plan to present Safety 2021 in Denver in June.

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Safe + Sound Week

Please join us in participating in Safe + Sound Week from August 9-15, 2021. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August to show your business’s commitment to keep workers safe year-round. Safe + Sound Week is also a time when information and ideas are shared to help get your safety and health program started or improve an existing program. Download the Save the Date and share that you’ll be participating in Safe + Sound Week on social media using #SafeAndSoundAtAWork.

New OSHA Poster Aimed At Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new poster listing steps all workplaces can take to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus.

The poster highlights 10 infection prevention measures every employer can implement to protect workers’ safety and health during the coronavirus pandemic. Safety measures include encouraging sick workers to stay home; establishing flexible worksites and staggered work shifts; discouraging workers from using other workers’ phones, desks and other work equipment; and using Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals with label claims against the coronavirus.

The new poster is available for download in English, or Spanish.

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