Who We Are
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
CDC's toolkit webpage provides a wide range of resources for communicating about COVID-19 to a variety of audiences.
Each year, our common interest group and practice specialty communities provide virtual education, networking and leadership opportunities to help members to become better safety professionals and build more inclusive safety cultures. Thank you, to our leaders whose volunteer support sustains ASSP and helps us continue to evolve in more diverse and advanced ways than ever before. We are proud to celebrate your achievements and recognize the work you do as volunteer leaders.