Construction Practice Specialty


Join the Construction Practice Specialty for access to a network of safety subject matter experts within the construction industry, as well as relevant industry education and information.

construction_mainWho We Are

ASSP’s Construction Practice Specialty member community is committed to advancing safety in the construction industry by providing you, as an ASSP member, with the education and networking opportunities you need for your professional growth and understanding of worksite safety.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Construction Practice Specialty, we provide the following:


  • Networking opportunities via social media groups, conference calls and in-person meetings like the annual Professional Development Conference so you can connect with top industry professionals
  • Professional development opportunities, including construction safety-focused education, mentor relationships that facilitate sharing knowledge, and volunteer and leadership opportunities to build your skills and enhance your resume
  • Safety-related, construction-industry focused content that can be put into practice and shared with employers and colleagues to create safe, productive work environments that improve company reputation

Why It Matters

No one can deny the hazards of construction work — reflected in high numbers of worker injuries and fatalities. Connecting safety professionals within the construction industry, and providing them with timely, educational and relevant information, serves the interests of all parties — from the construction industry to the occupational safety and health industry, and from employers to workers to safety professionals.

How to Join

ASSP members: Log in to your ASSP account to upgrade your membership.

Non-members: Join ASSP and your desired practice specialties at the same time.


Get the latest news from the ASSP Construction Practice Specialty, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy.

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    OSHA Extends Comment Period for Rule on Crane Operator Certification

    Jun 18, 2018
    OSHA has extended the comment period on its proposed crane operator certification rule until July 5, 2018.
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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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    Workshop focuses on high fatality rates of Hispanic and Latino workers

    May 21, 2018
    Hispanic and Latino workers suffer higher fatality rates than other U.S. workers, leading ASSE to launch a collaborative effort to seek solutions. A Hispanic/Latino Worker Safety Workshop brought together a diverse cross-section of more than 50 influencers who identified priorities for reducing the worker safety and health disparity.
  • How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

    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.


Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Construction Practice Specialty 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.

Interested in leading? 

Learn about ASSP elections

Need help?

Contact ASSP’s communities staff

Construction Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Richard C Zellen, CSP, ARM

Administrator Shawn R King, CSP, CHST

Advisory Committee Member Paul J Colangelo, CHST, STS, CET

Advisory Committee Member Neil R Webster, CSP, OHST

Advisory Committee Member Jerry E Rivera

Advisory Committee Member Carl W Heinlein, CSP, CPEA, CSHM, OHST, ARM

Advisory Committee Member Corey B Jones, CSP, CHST

Advisory Committee Member Elizabeth A Rodgers, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Paul C Levin

Advisory Committee Member Natalie V Schwatka, Ph.D.

Advisory Committee Member Richard C Zellen, CSP, ARM

Assistant Administrator Shawn R King, CSP, CHST

Assistant Administrator Matthew B Palmeri, CSP, CHST, ASP

Awards & Honors Chair Jeremiah Shupe, CSP, CHST

Content Coordinator Joshua David Caudill, CSP, CHST

Government Affairs Chair R. Ronald Sokol, CSP

Member Joshua George Scott

Member Malcolm L Legault, CSP, Ph.D.

Membership Chair Skyler WH Willard, CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Jeremiah Shupe, CSP, CHST

Professional Development Chair Richard C Zellen, CSP, ARM

Professional Development Chair Shawn R King, CSP, CHST

Proxy Shawn R King, CSP, CHST

Secretary Omar Adrian Jackson, CHST, STSC

Social Media Chair Anastasia A Urbanik, CSP, CHST

Sponsor Liaison Omar Adrian Jackson, CHST, STSC

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Brian A Fennell, P.E., CSP

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