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Join the Environmental Practice Specialty for access to educational opportunities, resources and a network of safety subject-matter experts focused on environmental issues. 

Who We AreWho We Are

ASSP’s Environmental Practice Specialty member community focuses on issues like environmental management, water and air quality, solid and hazardous waste, emergency planning and response practices, chemicals safety and legislative and regulatory monitoring to help companies operate sustainability and act as good stewards of the environment.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Environmental 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 environmental- and occupational safety and health-focused education that you can immediately put into practice, mentor relationships that facilitate sharing knowledge and volunteer and leadership opportunities to build your resume
  • Environmental-focused content that you can also put into practice and share with employers and colleagues to further environmental-related initiatives
  • Give our members a voice in commenting on relevant OSHA and EPA legislation and in leading discussions on hot topics such as alternative energy and green practices in the workplace

Why It Matters

Through effective environmental strategies and best practices, occupational safety and health professionals help organizations manage waste, conserve energy, reduce pollution and otherwise safeguard the environment. Through these measures, safety professionals help organizations improve their sustainability and ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

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 Environmental Practice Specialty, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action and advocacy.
  • 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.
  • Construction worker wearing hearing protection

    Preventing Hearing Loss in Construction and Demolition

    Mar 17, 2020
    While noise may not seem as dangerous as other hazards present on construction and demolition sites, it can have a tremendous impact on worker safety and health. Here are a few things to remember to protect workers' hearing.
  • Person at computer holding wrist

    Preventing Hand-Wrist Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Sep 11, 2019
    A recent study found that that new guidelines from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists provide for better prevention of hand, wrist and elbow musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Group Office Meeting

    Preparing for an Active Shooter Incident

    Apr 26, 2019
    ASSP’s technical report, “How to Develop and Implement an Active Shooter/Armed Assailant Plan” provides guidance on the steps businesses can take to help prevent an active shooter from entering its facility and what to do in the event of an incident.
  • Female surgeon putting on surgical gloves before operation

    PPE in Healthcare: How to Prevent Exposure and Contamination

    Jan 22, 2020
    Without the proper PPE, healthcare workers are putting their own safety, health and well-being and that of the public at risk. These three concepts can help protect the health and safety of doctors, nurses, staff and the public.

Resources

Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Environmental Practice Specialty and volunteer for a position on our advisory committee. Alternatively, consider running to be elected as assistant administrator, which leads to occupying the office of administrator after two years. 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?

Learn about ASSP elections

Need help?

Contact ASSP's Member Communities staff

Environmental Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Richard Olawoyin, Ph.D., CSP, CEP

Advisory Committee Member David T Crowley, CSP, CHMM, STS

Advisory Committee Member Peter J Mutschler, CSP, CHMM

Advisory Committee Member Michael Doherty, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Mary Olive Asher, GSP

Advisory Committee Member Damon H Andrew, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Laura Yemili Heredia

Advisory Committee Member Dominique Miller

Advisory Committee Member Noel C Tarpey

Advisory Committee Member Kyle Hergert

Advisory Committee Member Dahlia S Jacks

Advisory Committee Member Marie Shirley

Advisory Committee Member Wade Watkins, M.S.

Advisory Committee Member Amaan Rushdi, EOHS, M.S.

Advisory Committee Member Emmanuel A Ekpo, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Mercy Osato Omoifo- Irefo

Advisory Committee Member Isaac Wetse Mate

Advisory Committee Member Darrin Deweber

Advisory Committee Member Emily McDonald

Advisory Committee Member Iniubong Abasiodiong Thomas

Advisory Committee Member Darryl C Hill, Ph.D., CSP, FASSP

Advisory Committee Member Samantha Hackney

Awards & Honors Chair Mary L Prisby, CSP, CHMM

Content Coordinator Janice Raible

Government Affairs Chair Greg W Bordner, P.E., CSP, CPE

Government Affairs Chair Stella Steele

Member Mark D Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA, FASSP

Member Joelle K Moman, CSP, CHMM, OHST

Member Rich J Helinski, CSP, ASP, CHMM, CHST, STS

Membership Chair Herbert LG Bell, CSP, CHMM

Professional Development Chair William Katon, M.S., CSP, CHMM, CSHM

Professional Development Chair Jack Odunga Ogutu, Ph.D., CSP

Social Media Chair Leif Hans Schonteich, CSP, CHMM

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Michael S Simeone

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