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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.

  • Worker wearing hard hat and harness

    Four Steps of Designing an Effective Fall Protection System

    Aug 22, 2019
    Protecting workers at height is a great challenge for occupational safety and health professionals. These steps can help you make sure your employees have the right equipment, know how to operate it and keep it in good working order.
  • Construction worker drinking water

    ASSP Committee Proposes Heat Stress Management Standard

    Aug 16, 2019
    A proposed consensus standard will establish minimum requirements for the prevention of heat illnesses and management of heat stress hazards and exposures encountered during construction and demolition.
  • Digger derrick

    Three Elements of Digger Derrick Safety

    Aug 13, 2019
    You may not realize it, but digger derricks play an important role in our everyday lives. These three factors are particularly important to address to safeguard workers who use and operate digger derricks.
  • Secretary of Labor Appoints ASSP Members to ACCSH

    Aug 01, 2019
    Several ASSP members were recently appointed to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). The committee advises the OSHA Administrator on construction safety and health standards and policy matters. Seven of the 15 committee members are ASSP members.
  • SU_BCSPAwards

    ASSP Members Honored by BCSP

    Aug 01, 2019
    ASSP member Stewart Burkhammer received BCSP's Lifetime Achievement Award. Our members, Carl Heinlein, Tye Legleu and Eric Simmons also received BCSP Awards of Excellence.

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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


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Construction Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Matthew B Palmeri, CSP, ASP, CHST

Advisory Committee Member Neil R Webster, CSP, OHST

Advisory Committee Member Jerry E Rivera, M.S.

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

Advisory Committee Member Thomas A Pechar, CSP, CRSP

Advisory Committee Member Geoffrey Hamilton

Advisory Committee Member Shawn R King, CSP, CHST

Advisory Committee Member Kirk Dighton

Assistant Administrator Randall C Butler, M.S., CSP, SMS

Awards & Honors Chair Timothy M Dare, CSP, SMS, CSMP

Content Coordinator Anastasia A Urbanik

Government Affairs Chair R. Ronald Sokol, CSP, FASSP

Membership Chair Elizabeth A Rodgers, CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Michael Difrank, CSP, ASP, CHST

Professional Development Chair John J Scurek, CSP, CHST

Secretary Omar Adrian Jackson, CHST, SMS, STSC

Social Media Chair Anastasia A Urbanik

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Corey B Jones, CSP, CHST

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

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