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
Common Interest Group Recognition
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.
The ASSP Foundation’s Legacy Donor Program offers a way for dedicated safety professionals to continue moving the profession forward with what they leave behind.
Each year, the ASSP Foundation recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievement, commitment and support of the organization. For 2020-2021, two individuals were honored with the ASSP Foundation's Distinguished Service Award: Justin Bielss, GSP, and Donald S. Burke, Ph.D.
ASSP's practice specialties and common interest groups recognized members for their ongoing efforts and contributions to the Society.
Members of our Central Florida Chapter and ChapterWISE recently participated in the annual American Lung Association (ALA) Fight for Air Climb, in which they climbed 1,000 steps at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL, and raised $3,600 to support ALA’s fight against lung disease (including COVID-19).
BCSP recently announced the 2020 recipients of its most prestigious awards, with four ASSP members honored.