As the construction industry consistently has one of the highest injury and fatality rates., the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has launched a new web-based library of content that provides a comprehensive collection of educational materials and resources.
It’s the first of multiple industry-focused information hubs ASSP expects to introduce as the workplace safety is reimagined in the COVID-19 era and beyond.
“Safety professionals in construction now have a great resource for guidance on identifying and controlling risks to improve productivity and keep workers safe,” said ASSP President-Elect Brad Giles, P.E., CSP, STS, FASSP, GIOSH, a longtime safety expert in the construction field. “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.”
The first two eLearning modules target the most common safety issues faced in construction – fall protection and safety management. Web visitors will find articles, videos, blogs, podcasts, infographics, webinars, checklists, quizzes and other learning opportunities.
That includes information on SafetyFOCUS: Construction, which kicks off ASSP’s virtual safety education series on Aug. 26-27 with access to 1.4 continuing education units (CEUs) to help maintain professional certifications.
Construction safety professionals will also find information on how to advance their careers by getting involved in ASSP’s Construction Practice Specialty, a member community committed to advancing workplace safety through networking and educational opportunities for peers who face the same challenges.