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Engineering Practice Specialty

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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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    Community ASSP Launch Contest Winners

    Oct 22, 2018
    Our member communities play a key role in helping members work together for a safer, stronger future. Congratulations to the communities whose launch activities exemplified connecting great resources to great people in this summer's Community Launch Contest.
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    Technical Q&A: Work Platforms Suspended From Cranes or Derricks

    Oct 19, 2018
    The ANSI/ASSP A10.28 standard provides safety requirements for work platforms suspended from cranes or derricks. Key topics covered include critical lifting plans.
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    NIOSH Announces Plan to Combat Opioid Use in the Workplace

    Sep 21, 2018
    NIOSH recently announced a framework that examines opioid use from an occupational safety and health perspective and provides employers with guidance and resources for addressing it.
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    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.
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    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.

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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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Need help?

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Engineering Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Lawrence J H Schulze, Ph.D., P.E., CPE

Assistant Administrator Daren C Williams, P.E.

Awards & Honors Chair Marjory E Anderson, CSP

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

Professional Development Chair Scott Baranowski, CSP

Secretary Michael A Ray, CPE, CSMP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Marjory E Anderson, CSP

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