ASSP launches construction safety resource library

As COVID-19 keeps in-person learning on the back burner, ASSP is releasing online resources for construction safety professionals
Online learning is especially pertinent in the age of COVID-19. (Photo: Pogorelova, Dreamstime)

The American Society of Safety Professionals announced on Monday that it has launched a new library of safety resources specific to the construction industry. Construction continues to be counted among the most dangerous jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Within the industry, roofers had the most dangerous jobs, followed by construction trades and landscaping and grounds workers.

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ASSP’s library includes two modules that focus on fall protection and safety management systems. Resources include articles, videos and podcasts, and checklists, as well as interactive tools like webinars and quizzes.

“Safety professionals in construction now have a great resource for guidance on identifying and controlling risks to improve productivity and keep workers safe,” according to Brad Giles, ASSP president-elect. “This approach enables ASSP to expand its reach and is ideal for the next generation of safety professionals who seek best practices and prefer online learning.”

Online learning is, of course, more pertinent than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain in-person education and networking events.

ASSP is also hosting a two-day virtual event on Aug. 26-27. SafetyFOCUS: Construction will feature sessions covering fall protection, health hazards and analysis, silica standards, crisis management, safety prequalifications and designing safer worksites. Certified safety professionals will be able to earn up to 1.4 CEUs.

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Danielle Andrus

Danielle Andrus was previously the managing editor for Colorado Builder, and is currently Editor for the Journal of Financial Planning.

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