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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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    Change Safety Climate to Initiate Culture Change

    Jan 30, 2017
    "Culture can form at a glacier-like pace and feel just as difficult to move as a mountain of ice. It’s impossible to change culture overnight," says Gary Higbee. While that fact may be frustrating, OSH professionals can make progress by focusing on developing a workplace climate that takes safety seriously."

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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.

Interested in leading?

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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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