ASSP Fact Sheet

About ASSP

American Society of Safety Professionals is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals — committed to advancing members’ careers and the safety profession as a whole.

Key Facts About ASSP

  • Founded in 1911, we are the longest-running safety society and the most respected advocate for workplace safety and health professionals.
  • Our more than 37,000 members are dedicated to making their workplaces safer and healthier, and we share in their commitment.
  • We are the preferred source for education among occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals — accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and authorized to offer IACET CEUs for programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET standard.
  • We connect great people to great resources — supporting more than 150 chapter communities in the United States and abroad, as well as practice specialties, common interest groups and student communities that enable OSH professionals to engage on a global scale.

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Make Your Workplace Safer With ASSP

Sound safety practices in the workplace are both socially responsible and good for business, leading to increased productivity, a better reputation and higher employee satisfaction at any organization. That’s why it’s so important safety professionals have access to resources that help develop their professional knowledge and support safety initiatives within their organizations.

If you’re an OSH professional, or you employ a safety professional, you can count on ASSP to bring value to your organization’s safety efforts.

Professional Community and Networking

ASSP is where OSH professionals find a vibrant community — one that helps them grow professionally through education, networking and advocacy for the profession. Through our member communities, ASSP connects OSH professionals across all industries, genders, generations and ethnicities, and enables them to engage with one another on a global scale.

Learn about member communities

Membership Communities

Safety Education and Training

Sharing knowledge is the heart of what we do. Experience our enriching member-discounted learning opportunities in a variety of formats — from webinars and online courses to conferences, seminars and symposiums to certificate programs and certification preparation courses. Or have us come to your workplace and offer ASSP-led on-site training.

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Education Opportunities

Safety Publications

Get value out of both reading and being published in our many OSH publications that cover every facet of safety. In fact, our flagship peer-reviewed publication Professional Safety is ranked a top member benefit. We publish everything from books and standards to technical journals and member newsletters. Publications are included with membership or are discounted for members.

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Safety Career Search

Find safety professionals, or be discovered by organizations looking for safety professionals. In addition to networking with industry professionals at events, conferences and within practice specialties and common interest groups, the ASSP job board is an online OSH career center where employers can post job openings and members can post resumes and search for jobs.

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Safety  Advocacy

ASSP is committed to advancing the safety profession by offering proactive government affairs programs at the federal and state levels, leading a global conversation on recommended competencies and credentials for safety practitioners and professionals, advocating for data-driven and solutions-based federal and state government decisions, and working to make OSH a key component in corporate sustainability initiatives and reporting.

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Safety Standards

Create the safest work environment possible by adopting voluntary consensus standards that define accepted industry best practices. ASSP engages in a collaborative, consensus-based process that brings together diverse viewpoints to develop and publish standards on many issues with the American National Standards Institute and the International Organization for Standardization. Members can serve on standards development committees or purchase standards for guidance at a discounted price.

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Student Outreach

If you’re a student pursuing a safety-related degree, ASSP has the resources for you. Student members receive deep discounts on membership — getting affordable and even complimentary access in many cases to education and webinars, ready access to networking, mentoring and job search resources, as well as scholarship opportunities.

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Member Recognition

Each year, ASSP presents awards to outstanding volunteers who make significant contributions to the safety profession and ASSP, recognizing these individuals for contributing to a culture of workplace safety around the world. Through widespread media outreach, our communications and public relations team promotes OSH issues, the profession and ASSP members.

Learn about member awards

Membership Details

ASSP members are classified in one of six member categories: professional, member, associate, international, student and emeritus. Members can also participate in local chapters, practice specialties and common interest group member communities.

Local Chapters, Sections and Regions

In the United States and abroad, ASSP has approximately 150 chapters, nine regions, nearly 40 sections and more than 70 student sections.

Practice Specialties

Common Interest Groups

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