February 2019 Newsletter

Lack of Sleep: What Happens to Your Body

Lack of sleep is only the beginning. If you thought being tired was the worst part, brace yourself. A long list of conditions are associated with not sleeping. Some of them won’t surprise you, others probably will. Now, just because your sleep is regularly disrupted doesn’t mean you will get…

Should EHS Pros Be Responsible for Workplace Mental Health?

As the debate continues over whether mental health should fall under EHS professionals’ responsibilities, we look at both sides of the argument and find out the best ways to promote good workplace mental health. Part of our Workplace Mental Health blog series. On 6th June 2018, Safety+Health magazine launched a poll titled Should Mental Health…

Fines Continue to Rise in 2019

The cost for taking safety risks on the job are continuing to soar. The Department of Labor has raised civil penalty amounts for violations another 1% this year. The new rates, effective January 23rd, push the maximum penalty to $13,260. Since the implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment…

Mugno Still Waiting to Take Over as OSHA Chief

It’s the start of Year 3 of the Trump administration, and as of yet, there’s still no official head of OSHA in place. Trump’s choice to be assistant secretary of labor overseeing OSHA is Scott Mugno, who served as VP of safety, sustainability and vehicle maintenance at FedEx Ground, a…

OSHA to Scrap Individual Injury Reports

The White House is close to reversing an annual individual illness and injury reporting requirement. The upshot? Nearly half a million companies will escape additional reporting duties to OSHA – along with the potential risk of being visited by curious inspectors. Individual Case Data Not Needed OSHA says it intends…

On the Road Again

The NASP team is heading to Sin City to teach a sold-out CSM Las Vegas class this month. Did you miss out on this fantastic opportunity? Well don’t fret, we still have three more opportunities for you to take part in our one-of-a-kind training: May 6-10, Charleston June 24-28, Chicago…

Hammer Time

NASP is proud to announce the launch of our new Certified Safety Manager-Construction course for 2019! This week-long course highlights the same training methodologies as our traditional CSM course while also offering construction specific training on: OSHA and the Focus Four PPE and Lifesaving Equipment Health Hazards in Construction Excavations…

Giving Credit Where Accredit is Due

2019 is the year where NASP plans on delivering even more opportunities to our students across the globe. We’ve just recently become ANSI/IACET accredited! You might ask, “What does that mean?” The answer…. It means a lot! IACET accredited CEUs are internationally recognized and are proof of contact hours for…

Out with the Old, In with the New

Have you checked out NASPweb.com lately? Our brand-new website is now streamlined for a better user experience. Some of the new features you will enjoy are a convenient, single location login for your Legacy Courses (courses purchased before February 2018), as well as your new Learning Management System (LMS) courses….