Who We Are
ASSP’s Consultants Practice Specialty member community is comprised of occupational safety and health (OSH), security and/or environmental professionals who work as external consultants, those interested in consulting as a career option, and those seeking to improve their skills for acting as internal consultants to their organizations.
- Publish the Consultants Business Development Guide
- Facilitate one-on-one structured mentoring for members
- Host open webinar calls focused on needs of consultants
- Provide professional development and educational opportunities
- Fund a professional development grant through the ASSP Foundation
- Generate discussions about current business challenges
- Help connect organizations with consulting needs to resources who may help, whether through formal consulting or informal information sharing
Why It Matters
Consultants are critical to the promotion of safety. Whether internal or external, OSH consultants need comprehensive technical knowledge, knowledge of how to influence others, and understanding of how consultants align with organizational safety and business goals. External consultants also need to know how to run a business, which requires knowledge and skills in areas such as marketing, finances, contracts, legal issues, human resources and risk management/insurance. The Consultants Practice Specialty helps members acquire these unique skills and add greater value to the companies they serve.
Find 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 contact you.
Find a consultant
Apply for a Career Development Grant
Consultants often pay for professional development to support your career — conferences, certification, workshops — out of their own pocket. Career Development Grants are available for individuals within the occupational safety and health field (either students or professionals) who need financial support for certification expenses, conference attendance, webinar attendance, workshop attendance, and similar professional development support. Applications for ASSP Foundation Career Development Grants are accepted year-round, with awards made on a rolling basis, based on availability.
Get Matched With a Mentor
Our mentorship 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 specialty. To qualify, mentor and mentee applicants must be members in good standing of ASSP, as well as the Consultants Practice Specialty. We match mentors and mentees in March and September and review the match after six months. Each mentor/mentee match is assigned a guide to help with the process and a detailed individual development plan it created for each match. This is a tremendous opportunity to learn and share best practices and lessons learned for new consultants who are entering private practice.
Access our guidelines and application
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.