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Fire Protection Practice Specialty

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Join the Fire Protection Practice Specialty for access to a network of safety and fire protection subject-matter experts, as well as relevant industry education and information.

fire_protection_mainWho We Are

ASSP’s Fire Protection Practice Specialty member community helps to advance workplace safety by specifically addressing fire protection and prevention, emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation issues. We have extensive fire safety experience and expertise within this community, serving as an invaluable resource for networking and providing access to technical content on related topics.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Fire Protection Practice Specialty, we provide the following:

  • Networking opportunities via social media groups, conference calls and in-person meetings such as the annual Professional Development Conference so you can connect with top industry professionals
  • Professional development opportunities, including fire protection- and safety-focused education that you can immediately put into practice, mentor relationships that facilitate sharing knowledge and volunteer and leadership opportunities to build your skills and enhance your resume
  • Safety-related, fire-protection-focused content and information that you can also immediately put into practice, share with employers and colleagues and use to create safe, productive work environments

Why It Matters

Protecting workers from fire hazards is a critical component of workplace safety. In fact, ASSP was born out of a desire to protect workers from fire and other hazards after a tragic factory fire took the lives of nearly 150 workers more than 100 years ago. To prevent similar tragedies, safety professionals must have access to technical content and resources on the latest fire safety topics and trends, all of which we develop and share with our community members.

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 ASSP Fire Protection Practice Specialty, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy.

  • 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.
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    DOL Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda for OSHA and MSHA

    Dec 09, 2018
    Department of Labor (DOL) has published its fall 2018 semiannual regulatory agenda covering OSHA and MSHA rulemaking activities forecast for the coming 12 months. Our federal representatives at the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. have compiled a summary of key issues relevant to OSH professionals.
  • Coal Miner Working in Mine

    Study Finds Disparity in Effectiveness of OSH Regulations for Miners in Developing Countries

    Nov 29, 2018
    In a recent IOSH-funded study conducted by Cardiff University, “Representing miners in arrangements for safety and health in coal mining: A global perspective,” researchers examined “the history of representation on OSH and the nature, operation and context of present-day arrangements for worker presentation on OSH in coal mining.”
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    Changing the Hidden Safety Culture

    Nov 14, 2018
    A “Leading Thoughts” article by Robert Pater examines the hidden aspects of safety culture and their effect on an organization. He also outlines 10 steps leaders can take to identify and address these underlying issues.
  • Construction Workers Receiving Training

    Measuring the Effectiveness of Toolbox Safety Training

    Nov 08, 2018
    A recent study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NIOSH researchers examined the impact of toolbox talks, particularly those that include a narrative element, on the knowledge gain experienced by workers who participated.

Resources

Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Fire Protection 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.

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