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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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    Z359 Committee Leadership Changes

    Dec 01, 2018
    The ANSI/ASSP Z359 Accredited Standards Committee met Nov. 6, 2018, to discuss ANSI/ASSP Z359 Fall Protection and Fall Restraint standard. The meeting was Randall Wingfield’s last meeting as committee chair. Thom Kramer was appointed as the new chair.
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    ASSP Members Launch Safety & Health Historical Society

    Dec 01, 2018
    Three ASSP members founded Safety and Health Historical Society, an educational organization devoted to documenting the historical accomplishments, events and products that helped advance the protection of people, property and the environment.
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    Study Finds Disparity in Effectiveness of OSH Regulations for Miners in Developing Countries

    Nov 29, 2018
    In a recent IOSH-funded study conducted by Cardiff University, “Representing miners in arrangements for safety and health in coal mining: A global perspective,” researchers examined “the history of representation on OSH and the nature, operation and context of present-day arrangements for worker presentation on OSH in coal mining.”
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    Changing the Hidden Safety Culture

    Nov 14, 2018
    A “Leading Thoughts” article by Robert Pater examines the hidden aspects of safety culture and their effect on an organization. He also outlines 10 steps leaders can take to identify and address these underlying issues.
  • Construction Workers Receiving Training

    Measuring the Effectiveness of Toolbox Safety Training

    Nov 08, 2018
    A recent study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NIOSH researchers examined the impact of toolbox talks, particularly those that include a narrative element, on the knowledge gain experienced by workers who participated.

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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?

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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