Category: January 2021 Newsletter

Take Advantage of your Learning Partnership Discount!

Columbia Southern University is pleased to have National Association of Safety Professionals as a Learning Partner. As a member, this partnership provides a reduced tuition, plus many additional benefits. And, for your convenience, all programs are offered in an online format. The Learning Partner Program provides exclusive benefits to the…

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the CSM Course in Wilmington

Want to know why you should attend our Certified Safety Manager (CSM) Course in Wilmington, NC in March? Here are the Top 5 reasons. Learn training methodologies that change the way your employees work Savey money by developing your own safety programs Avoid civil and criminal liability for accidents and…

Among President Biden’s recent executive orders

Among the executive orders signed during his first two days in office, President Joe Biden directed OSHA and MSHA consider emergency temporary standards related to COVID-19, among other steps. The order stated that the appropriate executive agencies should issue, within two weeks, revised guidance to employers on workplace safety during…

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You can save 40% right now on any of our highest selling courses. This includes the Licensed Safety Professional (LSP), Safety Director Certificate (SDC), Environmental Health And Safety Professional Certificate (EHS), and Safety Auditor Certificate (SAC). Use the coupon code NASPJAN40 at the checkout to get 40% off. In addition…

Pro-Union Candidate Picked for Labor Secretary.

President-elect Biden has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to be his Labor Secretary. Walsh would oversee OSHA and MSHA, which are part of the U.S. Department of Labor. In 2016, as Mayor of Boston, Walsh filed an ordinance to give the city the right to deny, revoke or suspend a…

Live Classes for 2021!

First of all, Happy New Year from the staff at NASP! As the COVID vaccine is rolled out, we hope that 2021 brings forth a little more semblance of ‘normalcy’ than did the previous year. I think we can all agree that 2020 was a tough year for safety professionals…

No Cave-in Protection for Workers in 24-foot Trench

Indiana OSHA cited a construction contractor for failing to provide protection for employees working in a 24-foot-deep trench. Inspectors also found several serious trench-related violations involving insufficient supports, failure to keep materials and equipment at least 2 feet away from the excavation’s edge and allowing an employee to work in…

COVID-19 Vaccination Incoming: Can you Make it Mandatory?

COVID-19 vaccinations are starting to get rolled out, meaning it’s time for employers to consider what their vaccination policies will be. Can you mandate employees get vaccinated? The short answer is, yes, however, in many cases you may be better off strongly encouraging workers to get the shots. Here’s why:…

Are Leading Indicator Surveys Accurate?

Surveys regarding injury and illness leading indicators are used frequently in the construction industry for contract bidding purposes, but are they really accurate? A new research report says they are. Because the effectiveness of such surveys had never been proven, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-funded Center…