Safety professionals publish standards to help minimize on-the-job risks and better protect workers

by Brianna Crandall — November 6, 2021 — As a global developer of workplace safety and health standards, the ASSP logoAmerican Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published several new and revised voluntary national consensus standards intended to help employers minimize on-the-job risks to better protect their workers.

ASSP President Brad Giles, P.E., CSP, STS, FASSP, GIOSH, stated:

Standards lead organizations big and small in the same direction to achieve safer and healthier workplaces. They are a cornerstone of a successful business, setting minimum requirements that help maximize operations, increase the bottom line and ultimately save lives.

With regulatory requirements being slow to change and often out of date, compliance is not sufficient to protect workers, asserts ASSP. Voluntary national consensus standards provide the latest expert guidance and fill gaps where federal regulations don’t exist. Leading companies rely on them to drive continuous improvement and injury prevention.

ASSP’s broad collection of new and revised workplace safety standards focus on psychological safety and health, fall protection, construction and demolition operations, and prevention through design.

New standards recently published

Revised standards recently published

In addition to implementing safety and health standards, ASSP encourages all employers to regularly conduct workplace risk assessments, which are effective in combatting many safety and health issues across all industries.