ASSE Creates OSHA Reform Blueprint

Amid a political change, ASSE has crafted a blueprint that highlights priorities and the vision for OSHA.

The American Society of Safety Engineers has created an OSHA Reform Blueprint, an eight-page document detailing priorities and a vision for OSHA amid a sweeping political change. The proposal calls for OSHA to emphasize the management of risk, sharpen focus on productivity, and fill regulatory gaps as the agency looks to evolve.

"Every change in our nation's leadership provides an opportunity to consider better ways of protecting American workers," said ASSE President Thomas Cecich, CSP, CIH. "With more than 100 years of experience in safety leadership, ASSE is proposing innovative approaches to improve how occupational safety and health is practiced and regulated in the United States."

The blueprint has been vetted by safety professionals across a number of industries, according to ASSE.

"These proposals are grounded in what ASSE's 37,000 safety and health professionals have learned on the front lines of protecting workers," Cecich said. "We're confident we can help OSHA and Congress improve the regulatory oversight for occupational safety and health."

One plank of the blueprint calls for expanding OSHA's use of consensus standards and negotiated rulemaking, and another element is providing coverage for all public workers.

"This blueprint can be the start of a deep and important conversation about creating a new OSHA that works more effectively for workers and employers," Cecich said.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping there are always questions regarding the requirements and in and outs. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together this page with critical information to help answer your key questions about OSHA recordkeeping.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We put together a guide that’s easy to digest so you can ensure you're complying with OSHA's training standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus