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OSHA – US Department of Labor – National Emphasis Program targeting Amputations

Amputations hazards continue to cause serious injuries and deaths every year. In an attempt to eliminate these catastrophic, yet preventable events, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its National Emphasis Program (NEP) targeting Amputations in Manufacturing Industries and will be increasing compliance assistance efforts and enforcement inspections.

OSHA’s enforcement history shows that employees are often injured when machinery or equipment is not properly guarded or when hazardous energy is not controlled during maintenance or servicing.

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2019 GA Chapter Facility Tour

This past Monday (9/9/19) our chapter participated in a Facility tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

During the tour, we saw and discuss unique features of the stadium, as well as aspects of their environmental & sustainability program (including things like recycling, solar panels, their Platinum LEED rating, etc.). After the tour, Craig Dowdell, Assistant Director of Security spoke with us about their safety & security programs and how they handle both public & employee safety.  We had 39 chapter members attend.

Workplace Violence Among Key Issues at Women’s Workplace Safety Summit

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) hosted a summit on the safety of women in the workplace that focused on solutions to prevent violence against women at work and encouraged employers to acquire personal protective equipment designed specifically for women. More than 50 safety experts gathered at the Women’s Workplace Safety Summit near Chicago, also analyzing obstacles that keep women from advancing into leadership positions in the occupational safety and health profession. The diverse group of thought leaders represented businesses, nonprofits, labor, academia, government and professional associations.

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Establish a Safety Fund

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.

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WISE Mentoring Program

The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSP WISE website for more information.