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Fall Protection Safety Course

Falls are one of the leading causes of death and injury to construction workers every year. Job sites can be dangerous places. When you work from heights, your chances of sustaining bodily harm increase. That’s why you need to invest the time and resources into taking a fall protection safety…

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released their 2019 injury and fatality reporting today. Workplace fatalities are up nearly 2% from 2018, for a total of 5,333 deaths. To see the full statistics, click here.

Live Classes for 2021!

It is no secret that e-learning is all the rage during this pandemic. While e-learning is certainly a great alternative to traditional courses, NASP understands that some training, and some individuals, are best suited for live, instructor-led classes. Benefits to NASP’s instructor-led courses include: The opportunity for individuals to have…

OSHA Under the Biden Administration: What to Expect

Even if there hadn’t been a pandemic, you could expect to see significant differences between a Trump OSHA and a Biden OSHA. COVID-19 has put emphasis on OSHA and will accelerate changes at the agency. Here are the changes to expect soon after January 20, 2021, when the new president…

Injured While Working at Home: Will Comp Cover?

Can an employee injured while working at home collect workers’ comp benefits? The answer is yes, but only if they were engaged in “reasonable and sufficiently work-related” activities under the circumstances, according to a New York appeals court. Christopher Capraro was hired by Matrix Absence Management to work at home…

5 States Legalize Marijuana: Workplace Impact

Voters in five states approved laws to legalize medical or recreational marijuana. The states’ initiatives have one thing in common: None of them are obligating employers to accommodate recreational weed. The Smart and Safe Arizona Act allows those 21 years old or older to possess less than one ounce of…

Oregon Issues COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

Oregon issued it’s temporary COVID-19 standard on November 6th, joining Virginia, New Jersey, and Michigan on the list of states with emergency rules to address the coronavirus. The state’s new coronavirus rules – which apply to all workplaces unless otherwise noted – take effect Nov. 16, 2020, and will remain…

NASP Merch Just in Time for the Holidays

NASP has launched its new merchandise store, just in time for the holidays! Shop the NASP Online store for exclusive NASP products including Men and Women’s shirts, hoodies, accessories & more! Click here to view our latest products!

Customized e-Learning Course Development

Let’s face it, COVID-19 has impacted how we as safety and environmental professionals do our jobs. Social distancing requirements, engineering and administrative controls, and PPE demands are just the tip of the iceberg as we all attempt to navigate through this pandemic with as little effect to our employees as…