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Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group

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Join our Young 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 Young 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 Young 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, YP 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.

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 Young 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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    Community ASSP Launch Contest Winners

    Oct 22, 2018
    Our member communities play a key role in helping members work together for a safer, stronger future. Congratulations to the communities whose launch activities exemplified connecting great resources to great people in this summer's Community Launch Contest.
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    NIOSH Announces Plan to Combat Opioid Use in the Workplace

    Sep 21, 2018
    NIOSH recently announced a framework that examines opioid use from an occupational safety and health perspective and provides employers with guidance and resources for addressing it.
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    Meet Sjonneke Jones, BISE Volunteer Leader

    Sep 06, 2018
    Sjonneke Jones is a member of the Advisory Committee for our Blacks in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group. Learn what she does for Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals and hear her advice to safety professionals.
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    Cameron Cothran Receives VPPPA Scholarship for OSH Profession

    Sep 01, 2018
    Student Cameron Cothran, a member of ASSP’s Heart of America Student Section, was recently awarded the June Brothers Scholarship from VPPPA for being a role model in the community and for entering into the OSH profession.
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    ASSP Foundation Invites Students and Professionals to Apply for $370,000 in Aid

    Aug 30, 2018
    The ASSP Foundation will accept scholarship and grant applications from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1 for its annual disbursement of financial awards in 2019. More than $370,000 is available through nearly 100 awards to OSH students and professionals.

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Leadership Opportunities 

Go beyond belonging to YP 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.

Learn about ASSP elections

Young Professionals In OSH Advisory Committee

Administrator Stephanie E Miller, CSP, CIH, OHST

Advisory Committee Member Emily M Becker, CSP, ASP

Advisory Committee Member Melissa W Rohrer, CHST

Advisory Committee Member Patrick John Wolocko, GSP

Assistant Administrator Oluwatomisin Elelu, CSP

Awards & Honors Chair Bryce J Griffler

Content Coordinator Patrick John Wolocko, GSP

Government Affairs Chair Aymen A Burhan

Membership Chair Donald Fondel, II

Mentoring Committee Bryan Netherland

Mentoring Committee Rick Sanders, CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Bryce J Griffler

Professional Development Chair Alyssa Weber, CSP

Secretary Jes Robinson, CSP

Social Media Chair Jacklyn Matsanka

Staff Liaison Ashleigh Brookshaw

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