To help you fulfill workplace safety requirements, ASSP offers these practical books

by Brianna Crandall — July 1, 2020 — Two books now available from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) global nonprofit can help occupational safety and health professionals and facilities managers (FMs) responsible for workplace safety aspects expand their expertise.

The new ASSP Study Guide for the ASP Examination: ASP10 Blueprint thoroughly discusses all nine domains in the new Associate Safety Professional exam:

  • Advanced Sciences and Math
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Ergonomics
  • Fire Prevention and Protection
  • Emergency Response Management
  • Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health
  • Environmental Management
  • Training, Education, and Communication
  • Law and Ethics

In addition to a 250-question assessment test, the book includes examples, equations, charts and illustrations, going beyond exam preparation to serve as a comprehensive workplace safety reference.

The study guide is joined by the new Petersen’s Safety Supervision, Third Edition, originally authored by Dan Petersen, one of the founding fathers of modern workplace safety practices. This revised edition uses new sources, information and research to validate Petersen’s practical approach to safety.

For this edition, authors Kyle Dobson and Dave Johnson updated the classic book with effective techniques for coaching, hazard identification and accident investigation.

Rick Blanchette, ASSP’s manager of Technical Publications, pointed out:

Petersen’s principles that help guide a supervisor in carrying out safety responsibilities align with today’s emphasis on collaboration rather than the old command-and-control directives.

The ASSP Study Guide for the ASP Examination: ASP10 Blueprint and Petersen’s Safety Supervision, Third Edition, are available for purchase from the ASSP Store. The 100-year-old Society’s extensive library includes more than 100 technical publications covering every facet of workplace safety from accident investigation and exam preparation to safety management and fall protection.