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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.

  • Two businessmen in an office meeting

    Four Elements of a Successful OSHA Consultation

    Oct 24, 2019
    Before you begin an OSHA consultation, keep these four elements in mind to help ensure a smooth and successful process.
  • Industrial worker welding

    OSHA Final Rule on Beryllium Standards

    Oct 04, 2019
    OSHA has issued a final rule on its beryllium standards for construction and shipyards that extends the compliance dates for ancillary provisions to Sept. 30, 2020.
  • Businesswoman giving presentation

    How to Implement and Evaluate Leading Indicators

    Oct 03, 2019
    OSHA’s recent guideline explores leading indicators as a safety and health metric, and explains how they can help your organization improve performance and create an action plan for implementation and review.
  • Paramedics treating a patient

    Protecting First Responders From Illicit Drug Exposure

    Oct 02, 2019
    A new toolkit from NIOSH offers resources for educating first responders on the dangers of illicit drug exposure and the steps they can take to protect themselves.
  • Business Meeting

    Three Keys to Improving Risk Management

    Sep 27, 2019
    Risk management is at the heart of what safety professionals do every day. Taking these three actions will help you and your organization become more intelligent about risk and improve risk management.

Resources

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?

Contact ASSP’s communities staff

Engineering Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Daren C Williams, P.E.

Assistant Administrator Marjory E Anderson, CSP

Awards & Honors Chair Marjory E Anderson, CSP

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

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

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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