Looking for risk management tools? ASSP’s new book offers practical guidance through design for occupational safety and health

by Brianna Crandall — September 5, 2018 — A new risk management book published by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is now available on the global occupational safety and health organization’s website. Risk Management Tools for Safety Professionals provides guidance on fundamental risk management tools and prevention through design concepts with practical applications for occupational safety and health professionals looking to strengthen their operational risk management abilities. ASSP will conduct a corresponding webinar in September.

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The new ASSP book and webinar provide guidance on fundamental risk management tools and prevention-through design concepts with practical applications for occupational safety and health. Image courtesy ASSP

Authors Bruce K. Lyon and Georgi Popov expand on the ISO 31000, ANSI/ASSP Z690, ANSI/ASSP Z10 and ANSI/ASSP Z590.3 standards, taking readers step-by-step through the risk management process. Chapters include risk management tools best suited for each stage of the process. The book is especially helpful to safety managers, safety consultants and risk assessment managers and consultants across all industries. It will also be of interest to quality managers and business leaders, as well as staff personnel who have safety responsibilities.

Fred Manuele, P.E., CSP, president of Hazards Limited and a longtime thought leader in workplace safety, stated:

This book is an excellent reference for safety professionals who have realized their practice is all about risk. Lyon and Popov have written an excellent text that is applicable for every level of exposure, from situations where risks are not overly complex to situations where sophistication in dealing with risks is necessary.

Co-author Bruce K. Lyon, P.E., CSP, ARM, CHMM, is vice president of risk management services at Hays Companies. He has more than 30 years of experience conducting and facilitating operational risk assessments. Co-author Georgi Popov, Ph.D., QEP, SMS, ARM, CMC, is a professor at the University of Central Missouri, where he teaches courses in risk assessment. His research interests include safety management, prevention through design, and business aspects of occupational safety and health.

The new book features 28 risk management tools, five in-depth case studies showing risk management methods in action, and downloadable interactive tools for use on the job.

Risk Management Tools for Safety Professionals is one of more than 80 technical publications available from the ASSP Store on the Society’s website. The wide collection covers every facet of workplace safety from incident investigation and certification exam preparation to safety management and fall protection.

ASSP is also presenting a corresponding 90-minute webinar titled Risk Management Tools for Safety Professionals on September 6, hosted by the book’s two authors. Registrants earn 0.2 continuing education units and receive a free copy of the e-book. For more details and to sign up for the webinar, visit the ASSP website.