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
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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.
ASSP has formed a board-level task force to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the Society and throughout the occupational safety and health profession. The 14-member advisory group gathered for the first time on Nov. 18.
Nine ASSP members were recognized as 2020 Rising Stars of Safety by National Safety Council (NSC).
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.
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.