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Healthcare Practice Specialty

Membership

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.

  • 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.
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    First-Ever Industry-Specific Sustainability Accounting Standards Issued

    Nov 07, 2018
    Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has issued a set of 77 industry-specific standards that aim to enable businesses to effectively disclose financially material, decision-useful sustainability information to investors.
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    Safety Pros Can Learn About Total Worker Health at Seminarfest 2019

    Nov 06, 2018
    At ASSP's Seminarfest 2019, attendees can learn why the Total Worker Health model developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is the way of the future. The advanced approach can help break down organizational silos and foster a more holistic view of employee well-being.
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    OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for 2018

    Oct 23, 2018
    OSHA announced its 2018 Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations. While the list remains largely unchanged, it offers some insight into where employers can make improvements to protect workers.
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    Community ASSP Launch Contest Winners

    Oct 22, 2018
    Our member communities play a key role in helping members work together for a safer, stronger future. Congratulations to the communities whose launch activities exemplified connecting great resources to great people in this summer's Community Launch Contest.

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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 Lori A Severson, CSP

Assistant Administrator Cory B Worden, CSP, CSHM, CHSP

Content Coordinator Teresa Iaquinta, CHST, CHSP

Government Affairs Chair Christopher T Noll, CSP, ARM

Membership Chair Mary E Vorndran, CSP

Professional Development Chair Phillip Langdon Dement, CSP

Secretary Anita M Stone

Social Media Chair Mark A Shirley, CSP, CHMM

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Stephen G Snyder, COHN-S

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