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Join the Engineering Practice Specialty for access to a network of safety subject-matter experts who focus on engineering, as well education and information relevant to your work.

engineering_mainWho We Are

ASSP’s Engineering Practice Specialty member community is the premier resource for ASSP members looking for technical knowledge and expertise related to engineering and occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. We provide a forum for you to discuss strategies and research that address the needs of practicing safety engineers.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Engineering 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 engineering and OSH-focused education that you can immediately be put into practice, mentor relationships that facilitate sharing knowledge, and volunteer and leadership opportunities to build your skills and enhance your resume
  • Safety-related, engineering-focused content that you can put into practice and share with employers and colleagues to create safe, productive work environments that improve company reputation

Why It Matters

Engineers are a critical component to facilitating safety in the workplace. We enable our strong network of engineers to collaborate so they can have a real impact on the OSH industry and workplace safety. For example, our members have made significant contributions to protect those who work at heights and to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace — even helping to develop formal standards like the Z359 Fall Protection Code and ANSI/ASSP A1264.1-2017, Safety Requirements for Workplace Walking/Working Surfaces and Their Access.

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 Engineering Practice Specialty, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy.

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    Two Members Honored With 2020-2021 ASSP Foundation Distinguished Service Award

    Oct 25, 2021
    Each year, the ASSP Foundation recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievement, commitment and support of the organization. For 2020-2021, two individuals were honored with the ASSP Foundation's Distinguished Service Award: Justin Bielss, GSP, and Donald S. Burke, Ph.D.
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    ASSP Communities Recognize 2021 Safety Professionals of the Year

    Sep 06, 2021
    ASSP's practice specialties and common interest groups recognized members for their ongoing efforts and contributions to the Society.
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    New Award Recognizes Prevention Through Design

    Jul 14, 2021
    Longtime occupational safety and health expert Fred Manuele received the inaugural Prevention through Design (PtD) Award for his outstanding foresight, wisdom and major accomplishments in preventing harm to workers.
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    Fall Experience Survey Aims to Advance Workplace Safety

    Feb 15, 2021
    A survey from CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, supported by ASSP, will gather key insights from safety and health professionals to help advance fall protection in all industries worldwide. The Fall Experience Survey explores the root causes of falls from height.
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    Why You Should Care About Voluntary Consensus Standards

    Jul 30, 2020
    Why should organizations use voluntary consensus standards? To transform their safety program from a compliance-based cost center into an initiative that improves overall organizational performance and sustainability.

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Engineering Practice Specialty group 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?

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Engineering Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Marjory E Anderson, CSP

Assistant Administrator Scott Baranowski, CSP

Awards & Honors Chair Marjory E Anderson, CSP

Content Coordinator Lawrence J H Schulze, Ph.D., P.E., CPE

Government Affairs Chair Jason Sanchez

Membership Chair Lawrence J H Schulze, Ph.D., P.E., CPE

Nominations & Elections Chair Daren C Williams, P.E.

Professional Development Chair Scott Baranowski, CSP

Secretary Michael A Ray, M.S., CSP, CSMP

Social Media Chair Matthew F Herron, M.S., P.E., CSP, CPE

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Mark D Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA, FASSP

Technical Question Coordinator Marjory E Anderson, CSP

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