Occupational safety and health professionals have two upcoming opportunities to learn about developments within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at free webinars presented by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). During the pandemic and beyond, ASSP remains a key source of accessible and relevant education that safety professionals can immediately implement in their organizations to create safer work environments.
“OSHA’s Most Commonly Cited COVID-19 Standards” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. CT on March 4. Legal experts Barry Spurlock and Todd Logsdon will discuss the standards OSHA is citing most frequently during inspections related to COVID-19. Panelists will explain why those standards top the list and what steps safety professionals and their organizations can take to ensure they are following OSHA guidelines to protect workers from the virus. Attendees will earn 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs).
“What Can You Expect From OSHA in the New Administration?” is set for noon to 1 p.m. CT on March 18. ASSP Government Affairs Committee Chair Jim Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, will discuss what safety professionals should anticipate from OSHA under the Biden administration. Thornton will review expected changes and new priorities at federal agencies such as OSHA in the coming months and how they will affect organizations and their safety programs. The webinar will also explain how ASSP is advocating for its members and the safety profession. Attendees will earn 0.10 CEUs.
In addition to these upcoming webinars, ASSP has posted a series of free webinars related to OSHA topics. Recorded in 2020, the webinars can be found in the Free Learning Resources section of the ASSP website.
ASSP’s virtual education opportunities are delivered by leading instructors in the industry and designed to help safety professionals stay current on best practices while dealing with shrinking travel budgets and widespread physical distancing. Many sessions are free for ASSP members – one of the many benefits of belonging to the world’s oldest professional safety organization.
For more information about ASSP’s education events, visit www.assp.org/education. Safety professionals are also encouraged to join ASSP in supporting OSHA’s Safe + Sound campaign – a year-round effort to inspire every workplace to have a safety and health program.