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International Practice Specialty

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Join the International Practice Specialty for access to a network of subject-matter experts from around the globe, as well as relevant industry education and information.

international_mainWho We Are

Our community provides a forum for internationally minded safety professionals to network globally, as well as exchange information on how to make the world a safer and healthier place. We are instrumental in developing and supporting the Society’s several international sections and chapters, and partnering with other international safety organizations to share innovative ideas and best management practices.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the International Practice Specialty community, 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 global safety-focused education 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, global-focused content and information that you can also immediately implement, as well as share with employers and colleagues, to create safe, productive work environments

Why It Matters

Just as workplace hazards have no geographical boundaries, nor should barriers exist for sharing the many innovative ideas and practices that occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals around the world put into place. That’s why we provide a forum in which OSH professionals can share and discuss international safety best practices. Our community is committed to advocating for the global effort that is required to bring workplace safety to the forefront of business decisions. 

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 International Practice Specialty, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy.

 
  • 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.
  • Krishna Nirmalya Sen Appointed Chair of ICOH Committee

    Aug 01, 2018
    Krishna Nirmalya Sen, Ph.D., P.E., was recently appointed as chair of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Scientific Committee on Occupational Health in the Construction Industry.
  • 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.
  • OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

    Jul 30, 2018
    OSHA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that it says will better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be reidentified with a particular individual. This rulemaking would remove provisions of the agency's current recordkeeping rule.
  • International Practice Specialty

    Think Global, Act Local

    Jul 23, 2018
    In his first message, new Administrator Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi shares his outlook on the future and encourages you to participate in our International Practice Specialty.

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the International Practice Specialty and volunteer for a position on our Advisory Committee. Or, consider running to be elected as assistant administrator, which, after two years, leads to the office of administrator. 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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International Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi, CSP, CMIOSH

Advisory Committee Member Kathy A Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM

Advisory Committee Member Stuart G Wood, MSC, CMIOSH

Advisory Committee Member Adam Wargon

Advisory Committee Member John H Kanouse, CSP, ARM

Advisory Committee Member Richard F Moscato, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Ashok Garlapati, CSP, CFIOSH, QEP

Awards & Honors Chair John H Kanouse, CSP, ARM

Content Coordinator A Javier Quintero Saavedra, CMIOSH

Government Affairs Chair Eldeen E Pozniak, CRSP, CMIOSH

Membership Chair Jitendra C Patel, CPEA

Nominations & Elections Chair Carl W Heinlein, CSP, CPEA, CSHM, OHST, ARM

Professional Development Chair Brian K Anderson

Secretary Holly C Elke, CSP, CRSP

Social Media Chair Lyndsey T Linnen, CRSP, CSP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Edwin Yap

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