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Environmental Practice Specialty

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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

Practice Specialty Recognition

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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.
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    OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for 2018

    Oct 23, 2018
    OSHA announced its 2018 Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations. While the list remains largely unchanged, it offers some insight into where employers can make improvements to protect workers.
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    OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

    Jul 30, 2018
    OSHA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that it says will better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be reidentified with a particular individual. This rulemaking would remove provisions of the agency's current recordkeeping rule.
  • Businessman-viewing-large-computer-monitor-wearing-a-face-covering

    OSHA Issues New Guidance on Returning to Work

    Jun 18, 2020
    OSHA has issued new Guidance on Returning to Work to help employers as they reopen nonessential businesses and have employees return to work during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
  • N95 respirators

    OSHA Issues Interim Guidance on Respirator Decontamination

    Apr 28, 2020
    As employers strive to provide workers with adequate PPE to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance on decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs).
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    OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic

    Apr 14, 2020
    OSHA has released an interim enforcement response plan that offers area offices and compliance safety and health officers guidance and instructions on handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals and severe illness reports.

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 Laura Yemili Heredia

Advisory Committee Member Mercy Osato Omoifo- Irefo

Advisory Committee Member Isaac Wetse Mate

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

Advisory Committee Member CH. Rama Krushna Chary, P.E.

Advisory Committee Member Jessica M Jannaman

Advisory Committee Member Temitayo Abegunde, ASP, CHMM

Advisory Committee Member Estefani Jimenez

Advisory Committee Member Suvid Surendran, M.S.

Advisory Committee Member Ron Chevalier

Advisory Committee Member Akpabio Ndarake Esien, M.S.

Advisory Committee Member Laura Carmona

Advisory Committee Member Necole Inskeep

Advisory Committee Member Iyinoluwa V Babarinde

Advisory Committee Member Zachary S LeMasters, CSP, SMS

Advisory Committee Member Yashwanth Garlapati

Assistant Administrator Isaac Wetse Mate

Awards & Honors Chair Joelle K Moman, CSP, CHMM, OHST

Content Coordinator Michael Doherty, CSP

Government Affairs Chair Peter J Mutschler, CSP, CHMM

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

Membership Chair Herbert LG Bell, CSP, CHMM

Membership Chair Paul S Shapiro, CSP

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

Secretary Vincent E Ricevuto, P.E., CHMM

Social Media Chair Ebone Maxwell, GSP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Staff Liaison Geri Golonka

Technical Question Coordinator Greg W Bordner, P.E., CSP, CPE

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