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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.

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.

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    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.
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    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.

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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?

Learn about ASSP elections


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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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