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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.
  • Group of workers in a poultry processing plant

    Let’s Talk Turkey: A Day in the Life of a Poultry Safety Professional

    Nov 26, 2019
    Behind every piece of poultry brought to the market is a safety professional working to implement measures to protect the workers processing the poultry as well as the consumers eating it.
  • Office Group Meeting

    Leading With Safety and Health Metrics

    May 13, 2019
    ANSI/ASSP Z16 encourages safety professionals and other users to look beyond traditional measures of evaluating performance to examine criteria such as leading and lagging indicators, the dollar value of safety controls and KPIs.
  • Protective Trenching System

    Keeping Workers Safe During Trenching and Excavation

    Aug 14, 2018
    Excavation and trenching are some of the most dangerous activities in construction, but the hazards are preventable. By taking the proper steps, contractors and workers can have confidence that they can conduct excavation and trenching operations safely.
  • Business meeting

    ISO 45001 Five-Step Action Plan for Safety Management

    Sep 11, 2019
    ISO 45001 is a global standard for occupational safety and health management systems Follow these five steps to begin implementing ISO 45001 at your organization.
  • Architect looking at plans

    Improving Safety Through Better Design

    Jul 31, 2019
    Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University, working with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, have published a study which aimed to improve awareness among designers about their impact on safety and health management.

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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