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Construction Practice Specialty

Membership

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.

News

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.

  • Protective Trenching System

    Keeping Workers Safe During Trenching and Excavation

    Aug 14, 2018
    Excavation and trenching are some of the most dangerous activities in construction, but the hazards are preventable. By taking the proper steps, contractors and workers can have confidence that they can conduct excavation and trenching operations safely.
  • Krishna Nirmalya Sen Appointed Chair of ICOH Committee

    Aug 01, 2018
    Krishna Nirmalya Sen, Ph.D., P.E., was recently appointed as chair of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Scientific Committee on Occupational Health in the Construction Industry.
  • Fall Protection Safety Harness

    The Top 10 Fall Protection Misuses and What to Do About Them

    Jul 31, 2018
    A peer-reviewed article by Craig Galecka, P.E., CSP, and Shawn Smith, CSP, titled “Fall Protection: Top 10 Misuses & What to Do About Them,” highlights common mistakes that are made when using fall protection equipment, and ways to avoid them.
  • OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

    Jul 30, 2018
    OSHA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that it says will better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be reidentified with a particular individual. This rulemaking would remove provisions of the agency's current recordkeeping rule.
  • Man at work enduring heat stress

    How to Recognize and Prevent Occupational Heat Stress

    Jul 29, 2018
    It’s tougher to beat the heat on job sites than at backyard barbecues this summer. Donald J. Garvey, CSP, CIH, ARM, a construction technical specialist for 3M’s Personal Safety Division, has tips for recognizing and preventing occupational heat stress.

Resources

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?

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Construction Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

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 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

Membership Chair Skyler WH Willard, CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Jeremiah Shupe, CSP, CHST

Professional Development Chair Shawn R King, CSP, CHST

Secretary Omar Adrian Jackson, CHST, SMS, STSC

Social Media Chair Anastasia A Urbanik, CSP, CHST

Sponsor Liaison Omar Adrian Jackson, CHST, SMS, STSC

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

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

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