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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.

  • Presenter providing training to group of people

    Top Three Benefits of On-Site Training

    Aug 30, 2018
    On-site training offers the opportunity to learn how you can improve your operation through occupational safety and health principles in a way that optimizes both your employees’ time and your organization’s safety performance.
  • Workers on a Construction Site at Sunset

    National Crisis: Opioid Abuse in the Construction Industry

    Aug 28, 2018
    Opioid abuse has found its way into every industry, with devastating consequences. Given the demographics of its workforce and the physical nature of the work being done, the construction industry in particular has experienced firsthand the impact of opioid abuse.
  • Data Gathering Chart

    Data Gathering: Setting the Foundation for Successful Risk Assessment

    Aug 27, 2018
    Risk assessment, like many processes, begins with gathering data. Data gathering allows safety professionals and others to develop an understanding of what hazards and risks exist within a facility and how they affect employee safety.
  • Prescription Opioids

    Study Finds Elevated Levels of Opioid Use in Massachusetts Construction Workers

    Aug 27, 2018
    A recent study by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that a disproportionate number of opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts from 2011 to 2015 involved workers in the construction and extraction industries.
  • Marijuana in a grow house

    Five Things You Need in Your Marijuana Policy Now

    Aug 27, 2018
    Twenty-seven states have legalized the use of medical marijuana, and it poses a significant challenge for companies. These five things are part of every effective workplace marijuana policy, and can help safety professionals navigate this evolving issue.

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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


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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