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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.

  • Marijuana in a grow house

    Five Things You Need in Your Marijuana Policy Now

    Aug 27, 2018
    Twenty-seven states have legalized the use of medical marijuana, and it poses a significant challenge for companies. These five things are part of every effective workplace marijuana policy, and can help safety professionals navigate this evolving issue.
  • Job Interview

    Acing Your Interview: Five Tips for Safety Professionals

    Aug 27, 2018
    Whether you’re a young person looking for your first position or a seasoned safety professional seeking to take that next step, here are five tips to keep in mind when preparing for an interview.
  • Protective Trenching System

    Keeping Workers Safe During Trenching and Excavation

    Aug 14, 2018
    Excavation and trenching are some of the most dangerous activities in construction, but the hazards are preventable. By taking the proper steps, contractors and workers can have confidence that they can conduct excavation and trenching operations safely.
  • Rodd Wagner

    Rodd Wagner to Keynote 2018 Leadership Conference

    Aug 08, 2018
    Wagner is a leading authority on collaboration and employee performance. His thought leadership focuses on how human nature affects business strategy. During the 2018 Leadership Conference, Wagner will share insights on the science of collaboration.
  • Fall Protection Safety Harness

    The Top 10 Fall Protection Misuses and What to Do About Them

    Jul 31, 2018
    A peer-reviewed article by Craig Galecka, P.E., CSP, and Shawn Smith, CSP, titled “Fall Protection: Top 10 Misuses & What to Do About Them,” highlights common mistakes that are made when using fall protection equipment, and ways to avoid them.

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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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