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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.

  • N95 respirator on a table

    OSHA Guidance on N95 Shortage

    Apr 03, 2020
    OSHA has issued interim guidance to help address nationwide shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.
  • Woman working on a laptop at home

    Safety News You Need: Business Continuity

    Apr 03, 2020
    Responding to and recovering from a crisis effectively requires planning and a range of tools designed to help you keep your workers safe and your business running. This edition of Safety News You Need shares resources for developing a business continuity plan.
  • Man with flu resting on couch

    COVID-19: CDC Guidance on Returning to Work

    Apr 02, 2020
    With the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise, what steps should you take if one of your workers has the virus, and when should they be allowed to return to work? The CDC offers guidance on prudent timelines for different scenarios.
  • N95 respirator

    How to Qualitatively Fit Test Your Respirators

    Mar 26, 2020
    A new video provides comprehensive guidance on OSHA fit testing procedures featured in Appendix A of 1910.134 to help ensure a proper fit.
  • Woman safety professional briefing staff

    7 Elements of Effective Risk and Crisis Communication

    Mar 26, 2020
    When a crisis occurs, effective communication can help ensure your audience is safe and informed. These seven points can help you craft an effective risk or crisis communication strategy.

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?

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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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