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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.

  • Safety Signage

    Three Ways Signage Can Improve Workplace Safety

    May 24, 2019
    Signs play a huge role in telling workers what hazards are present and how they avoid those dangers. These three steps can help you ensure that signs in your facility help employees understand the risks present in different environments.
  • Opioid pills and syringes

    New Study Examines Workplace Drug Overdoses

    May 21, 2019
    A recent NIOSH study examined the rate at which drug overdose deaths occurred in U.S. workplaces between 2011 and 2016, and compared fatality rates among different industries and demographics.
  • Office Group Meeting

    Leading With Safety and Health Metrics

    May 13, 2019
    ANSI/ASSP Z16 encourages safety professionals and other users to look beyond traditional measures of evaluating performance to examine criteria such as leading and lagging indicators, the dollar value of safety controls and KPIs.
  • Young barista at a coffee shop

    Creating Safer Workplaces for Young People

    May 07, 2019
    A collaborative campaign, My Safe Summer Job, aims to educate young workers, parents, employers, supervisors and teachers about the importance of workplace safety and highlights five key elements of creating safe workplaces for young people.
  • Risk Treatment

    Three Steps to Treating Your Organizational Risks

    May 05, 2019
    Risk treatment is an iterative process wherein safety professionals and other stakeholders formulate and select options to reduce risks, assess their effectiveness, determine if they will achieve an acceptable level of risk and plan for implementation of those options.

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 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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