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Management Practice Specialty

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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.

management_mainWho 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.

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
  • 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.

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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.

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    Five Things You Need to Include in a Risk Assessment

    Mar 06, 2017
    Everyone knows that you need to do a risk assessment before starting anything. The next bit is the tricky part, though. What do you actually have on a risk assessment? In this post, guest blogger David Cant shares a list of five essential points OSH professionals must cover on any risk assessment.
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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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    EU-OSHA Publishes Visual Tool on Aging Workforce

    Jan 27, 2017
    Nearly 27% of the EU population is expected to be over age 65 by 2040. To help understand OSH issues in the context of the aging workforce, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) carried out a 3-year project, “Safer and Healthier Work at Any Age,” to examine the safety and health of older workers and identify ways to ensure sustainable work.
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    EPA Amends RMP Regulations for Chemical Facilities

    Jan 04, 2017
    EPA has amended its Risk Management Program regulations to reduce the likelihood of accidental releases at chemical facilities.

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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.

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Management Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Maureen M Johnson, CSP

Advisory Committee Member John M Mulroy, CSP

Assistant Administrator Joe Tavenner, CSP, CIH

Awards & Honors Chair Stanley D Geist, CSP, ASP

Content Coordinator Maureen M Johnson, CSP

Government Affairs Chair Matthew G Wright

Membership Chair Taylor D Abel, P.E.

Mentoring Committee Joe Tavenner, CSP, CIH

Nominations & Elections Chair Pamela E Kerr

Professional Development Chair Jessica Lynne Allard

Secretary Brittany Jacobs

Social Media Chair Kelly A Bernish, CSP, COSS

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Joe Tavenner, CSP, CIH

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