All practice specialty and common interest groups are eligible for the Council on Practices and Standards Recognition Award. However, they must meet the minimum requirements detailed in the practice specialty and common interest group self-evaluation matrix for managing tactical and operational plans, communications, advisory committees, meetings, award submissions and related areas.
In addition, to be eligible for gold and silver awards, communities are judged on:
- Special projects, or initiatives of a technical or professional nature, and whether they had a real impact on OSH professionals, ASSP and the safety profession in general
- Planned activities, their value and their demonstrable impact on members
- Additional factors and achievements and their demonstrable impact on members