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Emerging Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group

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Join our Emerging Professionals in Occupational Safety and Health member community to connect with the next generation of safety professionals.

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The Emerging Professionals in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Common Interest Group is dedicated to investing in the future of ASSP and the safety profession by identifying, connecting and developing leaders who are just entering the field or approaching mid-career.

What We Do

Our Emerging Professionals member community provides countless opportunities for members to connect with great resources and great people while learning the skills it takes to be a great safety leader.

  • We provide a unique lens into the future of the safety profession by engaging students and entry-level to mid-career safety professionals within ASSP
  • With approximately 4,000 members, Emerging Professionals provides a vast and supportive community for networking, collaboration and change-making
  • Local, national and virtual networking and collaboration opportunities abound, bringing together members to advocate on OSH

Why It Matters

The OSH industry and its leaders should be as diverse as all the different businesses and employees served. Workers are more likely to respond to safety initiatives that are spurred by people to whom they can relate and trust. Having diverse safety professionals helps ensure this. Through your involvement with this group you will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to be successful safety professionals.

Emerging Professionals Mentor Program

We connect rising OSH professionals within the Emerging Professionals community with experienced professionals to help sustain the future of the profession; create lifelong relationships among members; and enhance mentees’ leadership skills and business acumen. 

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How to Join

ASSP members: Log in to your ASSP account to upgrade your membership.

Non-members: Join ASSP and your desired common interest groups at the same time.

News

Get the latest news from the ASSP Emerging Professionals in OSH member community, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy. 
  • ASSP Members Receive Michigan Safety Conference’s 2020 Memorial Scholarship

    Sep 01, 2020
    ASSP members Ciara Bazinski, Nate Pfister, Sam Sarchet, Zane Swagart and Kasey Wesley have been selected to receive a 2020 Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Michigan Safety Conference.
  • Members Honored by CSU

    Aug 01, 2020
    Columbia Southern University (CSU) has honored Eric Simmons, CSP, ASP, CHST, SMS, CIT, STSC, as its 2020 Outstanding Safety Professional of the Year award. Member Bill Toms was also recognized as runner-up.
  • ASSP Aims to Remove Barriers to Safety and Health

    Jul 31, 2020
    ASSP is taking steps to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the Society and throughout the occupational safety and health profession. The formation of a board-level task force this summer represents ASSP’s renewed commitment to principles of fairness, respect and equal opportunity for all.
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    Why You Should Care About Voluntary Consensus Standards

    Jul 30, 2020
    Why should organizations use voluntary consensus standards? To transform their safety program from a compliance-based cost center into an initiative that improves overall organizational performance and sustainability.
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    CDC's COVID-19 Toolkits Cover Wide Range of Settings

    Jul 13, 2020
    CDC's toolkit webpage provides a wide range of resources for communicating about COVID-19 to a variety of audiences.

Leadership Opportunities 

Go beyond belonging to Emerging Professionals and volunteer for a position on our Advisory Committee. Or consider running to be elected as assistant administrator, which after two years leads to the office of administrator. As a volunteer leader, you can lend your time and expertise to our many initiatives while developing transferable leadership and team-building skills. Leadership positions within ASSP help members reach their highest level of performance, both on the job and in the Society.

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Emerging Professionals In OSH Advisory Committee

Administrator Alyssa Weber, CSP

Assistant Administrator Ian Madison, MSC, M.S., CSP

Awards & Honors Chair Stephanie E Miller, CSP, CIH

Content Coordinator Patrick John Wolocko, CHST, GSP

Government Affairs Chair Aymen A Burhan, GSP

Membership Chair Bryce J Griffler, CSP, ASP

Mentoring Committee Anupama D Mehrotra, CSP, ASP

Nominations & Elections Chair Stephanie E Miller, CSP, CIH

Professional Development Chair Melissa W Rohrer, CHST

Secretary Emily M Becker, CSP

Social Media Chair Jacklyn Matsanka

Staff Liaison Ashleigh Brookshaw

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