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

Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group -01Who 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

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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. 
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    10 Free Resources to Help You Better Manage Stress

    Apr 06, 2020
    Stress can overwhelm anyone at any time, but there are ways to manage it. Here are 10 free resources that could help you stay calm and refocus your energy.
  • N95 respirator on a table

    OSHA Guidance on N95 Shortage

    Apr 03, 2020
    OSHA has issued interim guidance to help address nationwide shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.
  • Woman working on a laptop at home

    Safety News You Need: Business Continuity

    Apr 03, 2020
    Responding to and recovering from a crisis effectively requires planning and a range of tools designed to help you keep your workers safe and your business running. This edition of Safety News You Need shares resources for developing a business continuity plan.
  • Man with flu resting on couch

    COVID-19: CDC Guidance on Returning to Work

    Apr 02, 2020
    With the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise, what steps should you take if one of your workers has the virus, and when should they be allowed to return to work? The CDC offers guidance on prudent timelines for different scenarios.
  • N95 respirator

    How to Qualitatively Fit Test Your Respirators

    Mar 26, 2020
    A new video provides comprehensive guidance on OSHA fit testing procedures featured in Appendix A of 1910.134 to help ensure a proper fit.

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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