Valley Coastal Chapter Toy Drive was a Success!

Here is Santa Chris dropping off two bags of toys at the Gardens of Northridge collection site.

Share the Joy Toys were delivered to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to bring joy to young, hospitalized patients. Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a worldwide leader in pediatric and adolescent health

In addition to the toys, chapter members donated $70 to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

Thanks to all that participated.

ASSP Supports OSHA’s Efforts to Increase Use of Leading Indicators

ASSP recently submitted comments to OSHA in response to the agency’s call for stakeholder input on the use of leading indicators and their impact on workplace safety and health.

In its response, ASSP reiterated its long-standing position that revising the current recordkeeping rule to incorporate more leading indicators would help OSHA develop better information about the causes and prevention of occupational incidents and illnesses. Such a change would also help employers transition away from reliance on lagging indicators such as injury and illness rates to instead focus on using leading indicators to assess and improve safety and health performance.

ASSP also recommended that OSHA review ANSI/ASSP Z16.1-2022, Safety and Health Metrics and Performance Measures, a voluntary consensus standard that promotes the use of leading metrics that assess business impacts such as productivity, quality, worker well-being, recruitment, retention, morale and engagement, absenteeism and company reputation. 

Read ASSP’s comments

WISE Mentoring Program

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Professional Safety Journal

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