ASSP Foundation Receives Second Grant to Advance Workplace Safety

September 27, 2022

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation has received a second Susan Harwood education and training grant for $159,967 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), directly supporting the ASSP Foundation’s development of free workplace safety and health instructional materials on combatting infectious disease. This year’s OSHA grant distribution…


ABB Survey Reveals Re-Industrialization at Risk from Global “Education Gap” in Automation

September 14, 2022

A global ABB survey has revealed a growing trend in U.S. and European businesses towards re-shoring or nearshoring operations to build resilience in the face of global challenges – but at the same time, a significant education gap in the skills necessary for these strategies to succeed. ABB’s 2022 survey of U.S. and European business…


OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.503: Fall Protection Training

August 30, 2022

Ranking: #7 The Risk Workers performing tasks 6 feet or more above lower levels are at risk of fatal falls or serious injuries. In the construction industry alone, falls generally account for about a third of the deaths that occur on the job each year. Equipping employees with the type of fall protection appropriate to…


Final Week of Discounted Rate for SafetyFOCUS

August 22, 2022

This fall’s SafetyFOCUS immersive education experience from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) will help occupational safety and health professionals advance their careers and keep workers safe in all industries. But there’s only one week left to secure a discounted rate because early bird registration ends Thursday, August 25. The five-day event will take…


Maximizing the Potential of Voluntary Protection Programs Worksites

August 16, 2022

For over 30 years, the VPPPA Safety + Symposium is the only national educational event for VPP worksites to achieve and maintain safety and health excellence. Safety+ offers VPP participants the opportunity to engage with fellow attendees to exchange ideas, gain new perspectives and grow professionally. For more information:


Guardian Introduces New 360-Degree Height Safety Website

August 4, 2022

Guardian is thrilled to introduce its new, state-of-the-art, 360-Degree Height Safety website. Designed to be a comprehensive height safety resource for all, brings to life Guardian’s refocused Height Safety. Simplified brand position announced in Summer of 2021. From the unique navigational tools to the robust, future-proof content management system, the new website is the culmination of…


Registration Opens for Fall Session of SafetyFOCUS 2022

August 4, 2022

SafetyFOCUS, the immersive education experience from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), returns with a five-day fall session to help occupational safety and health professionals advance their careers and keep workers safe in all industries. Registration is now open for the education event scheduled for October 24-28. Live courses will take place in person…


ASA, NIOSH Announce New Safety Resource for Temporary Workers

July 26, 2022

The American Staffing Association, in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and a coalition of safety organizations, has announced the publication of a new resource document outlining ways host employers can keep temporary workers safe on the job. Entitled Protecting Temporary Workers: Best Practices for Host Employers, the resource guide includes…


New Headquarters for FANUC Mexico in Aguascalientes

July 15, 2022

FANUC, the global leader in CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs, will host a grand opening and technology open house at its new robotics and automation headquarters in Aguascalientes, Mexico on Thursday, July 14. The new 109K square foot facility will provide sales, demonstrations, training, engineering and customer service.  The grand opening will include welcome remarks from…


ABB Survey Finds U.S. Businesses Looking to Bring Production Closer to Home, Robotic Automation and Workforce Upskilling Essential to Return of Operations

June 29, 2022

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical disputes, raw materials shortages and trade issues that have rocked global economies and supply chains, a majority of U.S.-based companies are planning to relocate production closer to home. Surveying 1,610 executives in the U.S. and Europe, ABB found that 70 percent of U.S. businesses are planning changes in…