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

Who We AreWho 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

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.

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 Healthcare Practice Specialty, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers and calls for action or 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.
  • Cory Worden Reelected to AOHP Executive Board

    Nov 01, 2019
    ASSP member Cory Worden, Ph.D., A.B.D., M.S., CSP, CSHM, CHSP, ARM, REM, CESCO, was reelected to serve a 2-year term as region 2 director on Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare’s (AOHP) executive board of directors.
  • 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.
  • Industrial worker welding

    OSHA Final Rule on Beryllium Standards

    Oct 04, 2019
    OSHA has issued a final rule on its beryllium standards for construction and shipyards that extends the compliance dates for ancillary provisions to Sept. 30, 2020.
  • Businesswoman giving presentation

    How to Implement and Evaluate Leading Indicators

    Oct 03, 2019
    OSHA’s recent guideline explores leading indicators as a safety and health metric, and explains how they can help your organization improve performance and create an action plan for implementation and review.

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Leadership Opportunities

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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Healthcare Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Cory B Worden, CSP, CSHM, CHSP

Advisory Committee Member Duane Allen Beasley, CSP, CHSP

Advisory Committee Member Megan I Melville, OHST

Advisory Committee Member Wesley Powell, CSP, CHSP

Advisory Committee Member Holly A Bollin, M.S.

Assistant Administrator Nelson C Dunston, M.S., CSP, CFPS, CHMM, SMS

Content Coordinator Maralee R Sartain, ASP

Government Affairs Chair Christopher T Noll, CSP, ARM

Membership Chair Mary E Vorndran, CSP

Secretary Anita M Stone

Social Media Chair Mark A Shirley, CSP, CHMM

Social Media Chair Maralee R Sartain, ASP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

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