Safety engineers back Singapore Accord to promote professional excellence

American Society of Safety Engineers President Explains Stance on Accord

JIM SMITH, M.S., CSP, is the 2017-18 president of The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE, www.asse.org). In early October, Smith wrote an article, titled “Paving the Way to Professional Excellence,” for the ASSE website blog. The article shares why the ASSE joined with more than 40 international organizations in signing a document called the Singapore Accord.Continue reading

New OSHA Silica Dust Standards Designed to Help Workers Breathe Easier

Approximately 2.3 Million People in the U.S. Are Exposed to Silica at Work

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR agency best known as OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has a mantra: “Control silica dust. Breathe easier.” The agency also has two new standards to help better protect workers from the detrimental health effects of silica dust exposure.Continue reading