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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.
  • Roadway Work Zone

    Four Steps to Creating Safer Work Zones

    Jul 10, 2019
    Roadway work zones are some of the busiest, and potentially most hazardous, work environments you can find. These four actions can help your organization improve highway work zone safety.
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist

    Four Keys to Safe Emergency Response

    Mar 06, 2019
    Proper emergency response is all about mitigating the consequences of an event, saving lives and ultimately returning the business to normal operations. Here are four steps you can take to ensure that your business is prepared in the event of an emergency.
  • Diverse Work Meeting

    Four Keys to Gender Equity in the Workplace

    Jun 03, 2019
    By trying to see things from their employees’ point of view, employers can then take proactive steps to meet the needs of every employee. Here are four keys to gender equity to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Two businessmen in an office meeting

    Four Elements of a Successful OSHA Consultation

    Oct 24, 2019
    Before you begin an OSHA consultation, keep these four elements in mind to help ensure a smooth and successful process.
  • Marijuana in a grow house

    Five Things You Need in Your Marijuana Policy Now

    Aug 27, 2018
    Twenty-seven states have legalized the use of medical marijuana, and it poses a significant challenge for companies. These five things are part of every effective workplace marijuana policy, and can help safety professionals navigate this evolving issue.

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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