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What is the Council on the Practices and Standards Recognition Award?

What Is the Council on the Practices and Standards Recognition Award

ASSP practice specialties and common interest groups represent specific occupational safety and health (OSH) industries or disciplines. These groups are an important part of our vibrant community — helping members to grow personally and professionally through education, networking, mentoring and advocacy. As such, we recognize those groups that fulfill this mission on behalf of the Society — further incentivizing them to provide quality service to members.

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Nomination Requirements

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

Submission Guidelines

Due Date: March 15

Practice specialties and common interest groups must send applications to the Council on Practices and Standards Awards and Honors Committee Chair by March 15 each year. All groups that meet the requirements will receive the award.

The award period is from the time of the annual Professional Development Conference (each June) through March15, each year. If your group has activities scheduled between March 15 and June 1, you may indicate those activities as future events.

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