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Manufacturing Practice Specialty

Membership

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

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ASSP’s Manufacturing Practice Specialty member community aims to provide a forum for networking and sharing the latest technical content on industry-specific issues in manufacturing facilities of all types, including metal, timber and lumber working facilities, food processing, chemical, rubber and plastics facilities, and printing or publishing locations.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Manufacturing 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 manufacturing- and 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, manufacturing-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

Manufacturing facilities contain a wide variety of safety hazards and exposures that can produce serious and fatal worker injuries. This makes it especially important for you to have access to a network of peers who can provide guidance and insight on safety-related issues in the manufacturing industry, and connect you to the latest technical content that offers direction on the unique challenges you face.

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 Manufacturing Practice Specialty community, 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.
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    Free Webinar: ISO 45001 Implementation and Organizational Barriers to Success

    Aug 11, 2018
    Join the Manufacturing and Utilities Practice Specialties for a free webinar, "ISO 45001 Implementation and Organizational Barriers to Success," on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Speaker Jessica Richardson will present the key concepts of ISO 45001, discuss differences in OSH management systems standards, identify barriers to OSHMS implementation and review key performance indicators.
  • Rodd Wagner

    Rodd Wagner to Keynote 2018 Leadership Conference

    Aug 08, 2018
    Wagner is a leading authority on collaboration and employee performance. His thought leadership focuses on how human nature affects business strategy. During the 2018 Leadership Conference, Wagner will share insights on the science of collaboration.
  • 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.

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Construction 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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Manufacturing Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Julia C Bradley, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Jeff R Winter

Assistant Administrator John D Perkins, CSP

Awards & Honors Chair Jeff R Winter

Content Coordinator David F Coble, CSP

Membership Chair Tanis J Marquette, CSP

Secretary Jon Justin Odum

Social Media Chair Mark Anthony Blanco, CSHM

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

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