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Join the Management Practice Specialty for access to a network of safety management subject-matter experts, as well as relevant industry education and information.

Who We Are

ASSP’s Management Practice Specialty member community is geared toward ASSP members who are focused on OSH management or supervision, safety program oversight, and safety culture and leadership issues. We provide a forum for safety managers and supervisors to network, and also offer management-related content and education to advance your knowledge and skills.

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What We Do

For ASSP members within the Management 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

Practice Specialty Recognition

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  • Professional development opportunities, including safety management 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, management-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

We cater to those already in or seeking safety management and supervisory roles, not only to share best practices for implementing and overseeing safety management systems, but also to offer resources on how to make the business case for safety to your employer. We aspire to earn safety professionals a seat at the decision-making table among other business leaders so we truly can make the world a safer and healthier place.

Management Practice Specialty Mentor Program

Through our mentoring program, we connect experienced safety managers with those professionals who are new to safety management positions or who aspire to obtain such positions. Our goal is to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objectives, skill development, career considerations and networking. Mentor and mentee applicants must be members of ASSP and the Management Practice Specialty.

Access our guidelines and application

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

  • Diverse Work Meeting

    Four Keys to Gender Equity in the Workplace

    Jun 03, 2019
    By trying to see things from their employees’ point of view, employers can then take proactive steps to meet the needs of every employee. Here are four keys to gender equity to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
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    CGA Recognizes ASSP Member Bonnie Stanage

    Jun 01, 2019
    Bonnie Stanage, professional member of our New Mexico Chapter and member of our Management Practice Specialty, was recognized by the Compressed Gas Association with the Charles H. Glasier Safety Award.
  • Safety Signage

    Three Ways Signage Can Improve Workplace Safety

    May 24, 2019
    Signs play a huge role in telling workers what hazards are present and how they avoid those dangers. These three steps can help you ensure that signs in your facility help employees understand the risks present in different environments.
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    New Study Examines Workplace Drug Overdoses

    May 21, 2019
    A recent NIOSH study examined the rate at which drug overdose deaths occurred in U.S. workplaces between 2011 and 2016, and compared fatality rates among different industries and demographics.
  • Office Group Meeting

    Leading With Safety and Health Metrics

    May 13, 2019
    ANSI/ASSP Z16 encourages safety professionals and other users to look beyond traditional measures of evaluating performance to examine criteria such as leading and lagging indicators, the dollar value of safety controls and KPIs.

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Management Practice Specialty community 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.

Interested in leading?

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Management Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Joe Tavenner, CSP, CIH

Advisory Committee Member Jay C Brakensiek, M.S., CSP

Advisory Committee Member William S Mitchell

Assistant Administrator Stacey A Brooks, CSP, CHMM, CPEA

Awards & Honors Chair Taylor D Abel, P.E.

Content Coordinator Patrick John Wolocko, CHST, GSP

Government Affairs Chair Pamela E Kerr

Government Affairs Chair Stanley D Geist, CSP, ASP

Membership Chair Anita Muller

Mentoring Committee Stacey A Brooks, CSP, CHMM, CPEA

Nominations & Elections Chair Pamela E Kerr

Professional Development Chair Paul A Lane, CSHM

Secretary Matthew G Wright, MPH, CIH

Social Media Chair Kelly A Bernish, CSP, COSS

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Stanley D Geist, CSP, ASP

Standards Chair Pamela E Kerr

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