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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.

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    Enhance Your Career: Present at Safety 2019

    Apr 01, 2018
    Presenting at Safety 2019 is a great way to advance your career and build on what you know. It's also a excellent opportunity to gain recognition and build credibility in the safety field.
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    What Is the Singapore Accord and How Does It Clarify OSH Roles?

    Dec 20, 2017
    Which skills should each type of OSH employee bring to the table? What are those different types? The Singapore Accord, a call-to-action signed at a 2017 meeting in Singapore, encourages OSH organizations to adopt a global framework that helps answer those and other important questions.
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    An Inside Look at the LearnEx Prevention Through Design Course

    Sep 28, 2017
    LearnEx online courses are an avenue through which OSH professionals can complete the Society’s formal courses via a completely online experience. Participants receive the same level of course content and educational engagement, but can learn at their own pace anywhere an Internet connection is available.
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    Fatigue Prevention Requires Robust, Vigorous Approach

    May 01, 2017
    Technology and night-shift work are common elements in the U.S. workplace. Both factors can create fatigue hazards on their own, and when combined, the prevalence of sleep deficiency becomes anything but deficient. A myriad of factors causes fatigue, which is why Susan Murphy says a vigorous and robust fatigue risk management system is necessary.
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    NIOSH Network Occupational Safety and Health Network Now Tracks Sharps Injuries & Blood/Body Fluid Exposures

    Mar 28, 2017
    NIOSH's has added two modules to the Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) that allow for the tracking of sharps incidents and blood and body fluid exposures among healthcare workers. Healthcare facilities use OHSN voluntarily to share injury data, track injury trends and devise effective interventions.​

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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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