Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group


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.


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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    Episode Three of Safety 2018 TV Is Here

    Jun 06, 2018
    Our final episode of Safety 2018 TV is here. Catch the latest and greatest highlights from our annual conference, the premiere event for OSH professionals.
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    Salary survey pinpoints value of certifications for safety and health professionals

    May 24, 2018
    ASSE and BCSP conducted a 33-question salary survey in March of nearly 10,000 safety, health and environmental professionals based primarily in the United States and Canada, identifying the typical salary, benefits, credentials and experience of these individuals. The median base salary for full-time professionals was $97,000.
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    New workplace safety books available at Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    May 24, 2018
    Two new occupational safety and health books debut at Safety 2018. Available for purchase will be "Safety Leadership and Professional Development," edited by Richard Olawoyin and Darryl C. Hill, and "Fred Manuele on Safety Management," written by Fred Manuele and edited by Professional Safety’s Tina Angley.​
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    How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

    May 16, 2018
    Global conversations about reproductive health in the workplace are changing, and some occupational safety and health professionals are taking steps to close the significant gaps in the industry’s understanding of how to support a large employee population: parents.
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    Jayme Hobson Recognized by Iron Workers International Union

    May 01, 2018
    Jayme Hobson, CSP, STS, has received the Safety and Health Recognition Award from the Iron Workers International Union.


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

Assistant Administrator Oluwatomisin Elelu, CSP

Awards & Honors Chair Bryce J Griffler

Content Coordinator Patrick John Wolocko

Government Affairs Chair Mafei Hannah James, GSP

Government Affairs Chair Aymen A Burhan

Member Scott A Sewing, CSP

Member Scott A Sewing, CSP

Member Alyssa Weber, CSP

Member Elias James Kelehan

Member Robert Blake Jones, CHST, STS

Membership Chair Donald Fondel, ASP, CSP, COSS

Mentoring Committee Alyssa Weber, CSP

Mentoring Committee Bryan Netherland

Mentoring Committee Rick Sanders, CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Bryce J Griffler

Professional Development Chair Alyssa Weber, CSP

Proxy Donald Fondel, ASP, CSP, COSS

Secretary Alyssa Weber, CSP

Secretary Jes Robinson, CSP

Social Media Chair Jacklyn Matsanka

Social Media Chair Patrick John Wolocko

Social Media Chair Jacklyn Matsanka

Staff Liaison Ashleigh Brookshaw

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