Consultants Practice Specialty


Join the Consultants Practice Specialty for access to a network of safety subject-matter experts within the consulting industry, as well as relevant industry education and information.

consultants_mainWho We Are

ASSP’s Consultants Practice Specialty member community is geared toward ASSP members who are occupational safety and health (OSH) consultants and serve organizations either internally or externally to make workplaces safer. We aim to provide the necessary education and networking opportunities you need to stay abreast of technical OSH information, as well as business management insight for operating a consulting firm.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Consultants 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 OSH and business management education geared toward safety consultants, and volunteer and leadership opportunities to build your skills and enhance your resume
  • Relevant content that can be put into practice and shared with your clients or organization to create safe, productive work environments that improve company reputation

Why It Matters

By keeping you informed of the latest technical OSH information, we know you’ll be better equipped to serve your clients or employer regarding their safety initiatives. Further, if you operate or work for an external OSH consulting firm, our education around the unique demands of running a business, such as marketing, accounting, insurance, and networking with others in a similar position — are tremendously valuable.

Seeking an OSH Consultant

Are you looking for a safety consultant for a specific OSH task? The Consultants Practice Specialty may be able to assist you in finding a consultant that fits your needs. Please complete the request form and someone will be in contact with you.

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Consultants Practice Specialty Mentor Program

Our mentoring program helps connect experienced safety consultants and those professionals who are newer to the safety consulting field, so each party can gain knowledge and skills relevant to both the occupational safety and health field and consulting practice. Mentor and mentee applicants must be members of ASSP and the Consultants Practice Specialty.

Access our guidelines and application

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.


Get the latest news from the Consultants 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.
  • Deborah Roy to Lead Open Call

    Aug 01, 2018
    On Aug. 7, Deborah Roy, M.P.H., R.N., CSP, COHN-S, CET, FAAOHN, ASSP's Senior Vice President, will offer insights on becoming a safety consultant in an open call sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty.
  • 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.
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    Consultants Practice Specialty Member Benefits

    Jul 29, 2018
    Learn about some key benefits of belonging to the Consultants Practice Specialty, including the group's professional development grant, referral list and educational open calls.


Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Consultants 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?

Contact ASSP’s Member Communities staff

Consultants Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Carol A Keyes, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Pamela J Walaski, CSP, CHMM

Assistant Administrator Andrew W Johnson, CSP

Assistant Awards & Honors Chair Deborah B Shewitz, CSP

Awards & Honors Chair Deborah R Roy, RN, COHN-S, CET, CSP

Content Coordinator Alexis F Westin, MSC, OHST, ASP

Government Affairs Chair J Terrence Grisim, CSP, ARM, CDS, CPSM

Membership Chair Gregory G Zigulis, CSP, CIH

Mentoring Committee Carol J Robinson, CSP, CIH

Mentoring Committee David K Smith, CSP, ARM

Mentoring Committee Chris Ross, CSP, OHST

Nominations & Elections Chair J Terrence Grisim, CSP, ARM, CDS, CPSM

Professional Development Chair Abigail M Ferri, CSP

Secretary Dhruti P Thaker, CSP, ARM

Social Media Chair Alexis F Westin, MSC, OHST, ASP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Carol A Keyes, CSP

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