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Healthcare Practice Specialty


Join our Healthcare Practice Specialty for access to a network of subject matter experts in healthcare safety, as well as relevant industry education and information.

Female safety professionals sitting at table talking to two healthcare workersWho We Are

ASSP’s Healthcare Practice Specialty develops healthcare safety education programs and technical materials. It also identifies and promotes research around emerging healthcare safety technologies to better serve occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals in the healthcare industry. These include individuals working for hospitals, extended-care facilities, medical clinics, doctors’/dentists’ offices, psychiatric facilities, substance abuse facilities, paramedic operations and industries providing goods or services to medical facilities.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Healthcare 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 healthcare- 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, healthcare-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

Practice Specialty Recognition


Why It Matters

Workers in the healthcare industry face an abundance of health and safety hazards. We connect safety professionals within the healthcare industry with timely, educational and relevant information to help them improve worker, patient and facility safety.

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Non-members: Join ASSP and your desired practice specialties at the same time.

Healthcare Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Maralee R Sartain, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Lori A Severson, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Allen R Watters

Advisory Committee Member Mary E Vorndran, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Joe Rhoden, CSP, ASP, SMS

Assistant Administrator Pamela A Hunter, Ph.D., M.S., CSP

Awards & Honors Chair Pamela A Hunter, Ph.D., M.S., CSP

Content Coordinator Wendy G Stephenson, M.S., CSP, ARM

Government Affairs Chair Cory B Worden, CSP, CSHM, CHSP

Membership Chair Amanda Livingston

Nominations & Elections Chair Maralee R Sartain, CSP

Professional Development Chair Cory B Worden, CSP, CSHM, CHSP

Secretary Mary E Vorndran, CSP

Social Media Chair Wendy G Stephenson, M.S., CSP, ARM

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Volunteer to Become a Leader

Go beyond belonging to the Healthcare 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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