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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.

  • Homemade cloth face covering for COVID-19

    Working Together for Safety: Cloth Face Coverings

    Apr 08, 2020
    In the first episode of our "Working Together for Safety" weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall highlights CDC's latest guidance on cloth face coverings.
  • Mature business man working from home at stand-up desk

    5 Ways Safety Professionals Can Help Remote Workers

    Apr 07, 2020
    As COVID-19 continues to spread, record numbers of employees are working from home — spurring unique worker safety and injury risks. These five steps can help them avoid the main safety risks associated with telecommuting.
  • Person cleaning their hands with hand sanitizer

    10 Ways to Reduce Worker Exposure to COVID-19

    Apr 06, 2020
    A new OSHA poster highlights 10 measures employers and safety professionals can take to foster a cleaner, healthier workplace and help prevent workers from contracting COVID-19.
  • Young woman safety professional who is stressed working from home is taking a break to meditate in front of her laptop

    10 Free Resources to Help You Better Manage Stress

    Apr 06, 2020
    Stress can overwhelm anyone at any time, but there are ways to manage it. Here are 10 free resources that could help you stay calm and refocus your energy.
  • N95 respirator on a table

    OSHA Guidance on N95 Shortage

    Apr 03, 2020
    OSHA has issued interim guidance to help address nationwide shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.

Resources

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.

Interested in leading?

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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., ASP

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, M.S.

Social Media Chair Mark A Shirley, CSP, CHMM

Social Media Chair Maralee R Sartain, ASP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

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