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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.

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    The Evolution of Prevention Through Design and Risk Assessment: A Personal Perspective

    Jan 29, 2019
    In a peer-reviewed article titled “PTD Before Risk Assessment: A Historical Perspective,” Michael Taubitz provides his insights into the history of PTD and risk assessment in the automotive industry and lessons these practices taught him throughout his career.
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    Connecting With Your ASSP Community

    Jan 23, 2019
    The ASSP Community offers an exclusive space where ASSP members can become thought leaders and engage with other members around the globe.
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    Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

    Jan 17, 2019
    ​Several ASSP committees are actively seeking additional volunteers for their 2019 programming. If you or your colleagues are interested, please submit our Leadership Connection web form by Jan. 31.
  • fall protection safety gear

    OSHA Resources Aim to Help Employers Protect Workers From Falls

    Jan 14, 2019
    OSHA offers a collection of resources to help employers prevent falls in the workplace, the leading cause of worker fatality in the construction industry, including videos, training materials, fact sheets and its annual stand-down campaign.
  • woman industrial worker

    How Can We Fix the Fit of Personal Protective Equipment?

    Jan 07, 2019
    On Oct. 29, 2018, we hosted more than 50 safety experts for a Women’s Workplace Safety Summit. Three breakout groups met to address the gender-specific issues related to workplace violence, PPE and leadership. Abby Ferri, CSP, facilitated the personal protective equipment group.

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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