The American Society of Safety Professionals is an ANSI-accredited standards developer for a suite of workplace safety standards that meet, and in many cases, exceed the minimum requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. We find them referenced in state adaptations of the OSHA legislation. The entry point to its standards development enterprise is linked below:
ASSP is updating one of its consensus products — ASSP A10.44 Control of Energy Sources (Lockout/Tagout) for Construction and Demolition Operations
This standard establishes the minimum requirements for the control of energy sources to prevent release of harmful energy that could cause death, injury or illness to personnel performing construction and demolition work. This standard does not cover the following: Installations under the exclusive control of electric utilities for the purpose of power generation, transmission and distribution, including related equipment for communication or metering; exposure to electrical hazards from work on, near or with conductors or equipment in electricutilization installations.
Comments are due February 10th.
Obtain an electronic copy from: Tim Fisher; TFisher@ASSP.Org, (847) 768-3411. Send comments (with optional copy to firstname.lastname@example.org).
We encourage user-interests in the education facilities industry to participate directly in the ASSE consensus process. VOLUNTEER TODAY. We place all ASSP consensus products on the standing agenda of our Risk Management teleconferences. See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting.
Category: Risk Management, Public Safety
Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Richard Robben
* The American Society of Safety Engineers recently re-branded itself as the American Society of Safety Professionals.