Safely Working...Do it all the time!

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Recently, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)had a meeting where fresh faces to the safety profession met with old pros to discuss the safety industry. compiled a summary of their discussion on the importance of safety in the construction industry.

Here's an excerpt.

Safely working...Do it all the time!
By Ana Ellington, Legal Editor

The recent American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Region VII New England area chapters' Professional Development Conference was a jam-packed event with an enthusiastic mixed crowd of seasoned and young safety professionals. It was exciting to see the future of the safety world eager to learn from the older generation of safety professionals and to share their new ideas and technologies.

The young safety professionals found one exhibit especially intriguing: Dave Shafer's The Safely Working Project and Safe 6 booth. Shafer has more than 30 years' experience in the workplace safety world for which he's produced effective training solutions to make workplaces safer and more worker-friendly and to increase productivity and improve companies' bottom line.

The Safely Working Project is one such solution. It is a framework for building and maintaining a positive workplace culture of "safely working 100 percent of the time." According to Shafer, the seed of The Safely Working Project is found in the OSHA HAZWOPER standard at 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(2)(iv), which states, "Training shall thoroughly cover ... work practices by which the employee can minimize risks from hazards."

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