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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.
  • Confined space warning sign on sidewalk

    Six Questions That Help Define Confined Space Safety

    Nov 04, 2019
    More than two million workers operate in confined spaces every year. Answering a few key questions can help you ensure that workers stay safe in confined spaces and that your organization has proper procedures in place for emergency rescue.
  • TC283 Meeting

    Shaping the Future of Safety Management Systems

    Mar 28, 2019
    At a recent meeting of ISO technical committee (TC) 283, more than 80 representatives from over 30 countries throughout the world met to discuss raising greater recognition of the ISO 45001 standard and moving new global standards projects forward.
  • Workers speaking with each other

    Seven Cs for Safety Success

    Dec 12, 2018
    E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., shares “Seven Cs for Safety Success” and how each can help create a culture where employees actively look out for each other’s safety and well-being.
  • Secretary of Labor Appoints ASSP Members to ACCSH

    Aug 01, 2019
    Several ASSP members were recently appointed to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). The committee advises the OSHA Administrator on construction safety and health standards and policy matters. Seven of the 15 committee members are ASSP members.
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    Salary survey pinpoints value of certifications for safety and health professionals

    May 24, 2018
    ASSE and BCSP conducted a 33-question salary survey in March of nearly 10,000 safety, health and environmental professionals based primarily in the United States and Canada, identifying the typical salary, benefits, credentials and experience of these individuals. The median base salary for full-time professionals was $97,000.

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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