Who 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.
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.
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.
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 Maralee R Sartain, CSP, ASP
Advisory Committee Member Anita M Stone, M.S.
Advisory Committee Member Lori A Severson, CSP
Advisory Committee Member Christopher Crews, CHSP
Advisory Committee Member Allen R Watters
Advisory Committee Member William Dempsey, M.S., RN, CSP, CHSP
Assistant Administrator William Dempsey, M.S., RN, CSP, CHSP
Awards & Honors Chair Katleyn M Toomey, CSP, ARM
Content Coordinator Wendy G Stephenson, M.S., CSP, ARM
Government Affairs Chair Cory B Worden, CSP, CSHM, CHSP
Membership Chair Holly A Bollin, M.S., CSP
Nominations & Elections Chair Katleyn M Toomey, CSP, ARM
Professional Development Chair Cory B Worden, CSP, CSHM, CHSP
Social Media Chair Cory B Worden, CSP, CSHM, CHSP
Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood