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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.
  • Risk Treatment

    Three Steps to Treating Your Organizational Risks

    May 05, 2019
    Risk treatment is an iterative process wherein safety professionals and other stakeholders formulate and select options to reduce risks, assess their effectiveness, determine if they will achieve an acceptable level of risk and plan for implementation of those options.
  • Drone flying

    Three Steps to a Safe and Effective Drone Surveillance Program

    Apr 08, 2019
    Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones,” have become increasingly popular in recent years among hobbyists and the business community alike. Here are three steps to keep in mind for a safe and efficient drone surveillance program. ​
  • Construction site with cranes and construction materials

    Three Steps for Controlling Hazardous Energy in Construction and Demolition

    Feb 14, 2020
    Of the many risks and hazards in construction and demolition work, hazardous energy is one that often gets overlooked. If your workforce is involved in construction and demolition operations, keep these three points in mind to help protect them from exposure to hazardous energy.
  • Business Meeting

    Three Keys to Improving Risk Management

    Sep 27, 2019
    Risk management is at the heart of what safety professionals do every day. Taking these three actions will help you and your organization become more intelligent about risk and improve risk management.
  • Young woman disinfecting her computer keyboard

    Three Keys to Addressing COVID-19 in the Workplace

    Apr 16, 2020
    The spread of COVID-19 has required safety professionals to reevaluate the steps they can take to protect the health of their workers. As you take steps to address the virus among your workforce, keep these three points in mind.

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 Noel C Tarpey

Advisory Committee Member Kyle Hergert

Advisory Committee Member Wade Watkins, M.S.

Advisory Committee Member Amaan Rushdi, 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

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

Advisory Committee Member Jessica M Jannaman

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

Content Coordinator Michael Doherty, CSP

Government Affairs Chair Stella Steele

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

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

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

Social Media Chair Mary Olive Asher, GSP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Rich J Helinski, CSP, ASP, CHMM, CHST, STS

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

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