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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

Common Interest Group Recognition

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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.

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. 
  • Medical professional wearing PPE

    Safety News You Need: Personal Protective Equipment

    Apr 17, 2020
    Personal protective equipment is a critical line of defense against the spread of COVID-19. In this edition of Safety News You Need, we share resources on how you can provide your workers with the PPE and knowledge they need to protect themselves.
  • Safety professional man’s hand checking items off a list he has on his green clipboard

    How Your Safety Management System Can Help in a Pandemic

    Apr 16, 2020
    Occupational safety and health management systems offer many lessons relevant to a pandemic. Here’s one valuable tool that can help you protect workers.
  • Young woman disinfecting her computer keyboard

    Three Keys to Addressing COVID-19 in the Workplace

    Apr 16, 2020
    The spread of COVID-19 has required safety professionals to reevaluate the steps they can take to protect the health of their workers. As you take steps to address the virus among your workforce, keep these three points in mind.
  • ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Working Together for Safety: OSHA Recordkeeping Guidance

    Apr 15, 2020
    In the second episode of our “Working Together for Safety” weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall, CSP, CFPS, ARM, shares insights on OSHA’s interim recordkeeping guidance for COVID-19 cases.
  • Man standing in a hallway writing on a clipboard

    OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic

    Apr 14, 2020
    OSHA has released an interim enforcement response plan that offers area offices and compliance safety and health officers guidance and instructions on handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals and severe illness reports.

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 Ian Madison, MSC, M.S., CSP

Advisory Committee Member Anupama D Mehrotra, CSP, ASP

Advisory Committee Member Emily M Becker, CSP

Assistant Administrator Melissa W Rohrer, CHST

Awards & Honors Chair Stephanie E Miller, CSP, CIH

Content Coordinator Patrick John Wolocko, CSP, CHST

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

Proxy Melissa W Rohrer, CHST

Secretary Elle Field McDougall

Social Media Chair Jacklyn Matsanka

Staff Liaison Ashleigh Brookshaw

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