ASSE Name Change: American Society of Safety Professionals

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City—one of the deadliest industrial disasters in the United States. On October 14, 1911, the United Association of Casualty Inspectors was established with 62 founding members. As a part of its goal to improve worker safety, the organization changed its name to the American Society of Safety Engineers in 1914 and established its headquarters in New York City.
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Choosing the Right SRL for your Fall Protection

SRLs, or self-retracting lifelines, are a crucial part of any fall protection system. SRLs connect workers to their anchor point and arrest falls with a built-in braking system. Every fall protection application is different, so it is important to know how to choose the right SRL for your specific application.
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Fall Protection Is Not Just for People

Worker fall protection is a serious issue within the safety industry. However, the same consideration must extend to the tools their workers are using. This consideration is vital to protect not just workers at height, but people who may be passing through the work zone below.
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