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.

Find a Consultant

Professional Development Grant

Consultants often pay for professional development — conferences, certification, classes — out of their own pocket. As a member of the Consultants Practice Specialty, you are eligible for our professional development grant through the ASSP Foundation. We welcome donations to the fund as well. Grant Fact Sheet for more information.

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.

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    Legislation Aims to Reduce Violence Against Healthcare and Social Service Workers

    Dec 12, 2018
    U.S. Representative Joe Courtney has introduced legislation aimed at curtailing rising rates of on-the-job violence affecting healthcare and social service employees such as nurses, physicians, emergency responders, medical assistants and social service workers.
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    OSHA Proposes Revisions to Beryllium Standard for General Industry

    Dec 12, 2018
    OSHA is seeking to clarify key provisions of the beryllium standard for general industry, changes it says will simplify compliance while delivering the same level of safety and health protections as the current standard
  • Workers speaking with each other

    Seven Cs for Safety Success

    Dec 12, 2018
    E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., shares “Seven Cs for Safety Success” and how each can help create a culture where employees actively look out for each other’s safety and well-being.
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    DOL Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda for OSHA and MSHA

    Dec 09, 2018
    Department of Labor (DOL) has published its fall 2018 semiannual regulatory agenda covering OSHA and MSHA rulemaking activities forecast for the coming 12 months. Our federal representatives at the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. have compiled a summary of key issues relevant to OSH professionals.
  • Abby Ferri

    Abby Ferri Joins Hays Companies

    Dec 01, 2018
    ASSP member Abby Ferri has joined Hays Companies Minneapolis operations as Vice President.


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, CSP, ASP, OHST

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

Mentoring Committee Daniel J Deller, CSP, CHST

Mentoring Committee Brent A Knight, CSP

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

Professional Development Chair Abby Ferri, CSP

Secretary Dhruti P Thaker, CSP, ARM

Secretary John C Suter, CSP, CIH, ARM

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

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Carol A Keyes, CSP

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