What Is the Active Shooter/Armed Assailant Technical Report

Posted: Feb 24, 2019

ASSP TR-Z590.5-2019 provides guidance from safety experts on proactive steps businesses can take to reduce the risk of an active shooter, prepare employees and ensure a coordinated response should a hostile event occur. It also provides post-incident guidance and best practices for implementing a security plan audit.

Active shooter fatalities spiked to 729 deaths in 2017, more than three times our country’s previous high. A business must know where its threats and vulnerabilities exist. Our consensus-based document contains recommendations on how a business in any industry can better protect itself in advance of such an incident. Based on the collaborative work of more than 30 professionals experienced in law enforcement, industrial security and corporate safety compliance, the report aims to drive a higher level of preparedness against workplace violence.

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Seeking Nominations for the Executive Board

Posted: Feb 03, 2019

If you are looking to become more involved in the ASSP Chicago Chapter, contact Ryan Cole at to discuss joining the executive committee for 2019-2020 Chapter Year and other ways to contribute.

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2018

Posted: Oct 29, 2018

At the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the agency’s top 10 violations for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to a standing-room-only crowd of safety professionals. While the list—particularly its top half—is largely familiar from previous years, one standard made an appearance for the first time. Read more