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

manufacturing_mainWho We Are

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.

 
  • Industrial worker welding

    OSHA Final Rule on Beryllium Standards

    Oct 04, 2019
    OSHA has issued a final rule on its beryllium standards for construction and shipyards that extends the compliance dates for ancillary provisions to Sept. 30, 2020.
  • Businesswoman giving presentation

    How to Implement and Evaluate Leading Indicators

    Oct 03, 2019
    OSHA’s recent guideline explores leading indicators as a safety and health metric, and explains how they can help your organization improve performance and create an action plan for implementation and review.
  • Paramedics treating a patient

    Protecting First Responders From Illicit Drug Exposure

    Oct 02, 2019
    A new toolkit from NIOSH offers resources for educating first responders on the dangers of illicit drug exposure and the steps they can take to protect themselves.
  • ASSP Members Receive NSC Distinguished Service to Safety Award

    Oct 01, 2019
    ASSP members Michael Lee Ballard, Darryl C. Hill, Travis M. Parsons and James M. Sievert were honored with the 2019 National Safety Council Distinguished Service to Safety Award.
  • Business Meeting

    Three Keys to Improving Risk Management

    Sep 27, 2019
    Risk management is at the heart of what safety professionals do every day. Taking these three actions will help you and your organization become more intelligent about risk and improve risk management.

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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 John D Perkins, CSP

Assistant Administrator Jonathan A Zimmerman, CSP, CHMM

Membership Chair Lindsay K Bell, CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Martin A Vrabel, CSP

Secretary Steven Brenske, CSP

Social Media Chair Michael A Wolf, CSP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Martin A Vrabel, CSP

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