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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.

 
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    Apr 08, 2019
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    Visit the Communities Lounge at Safety 2019

    Apr 07, 2019
    The Communities Lounge at Safety 2019 will be located in Booth #1437. Stop by to connect with colleagues, learn from others and share your experience as an ASSP volunteer leader.
  • TC283 Meeting

    Shaping the Future of Safety Management Systems

    Mar 28, 2019
    At a recent meeting of ISO technical committee (TC) 283, more than 80 representatives from over 30 countries throughout the world met to discuss raising greater recognition of the ISO 45001 standard and moving new global standards projects forward.
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    Suicide in the Construction Industry: Breaking the Stigma and Silence

    Mar 11, 2019
    A suicide occurs every 12 minutes in the U.S. While these incidents touch every industry, one industry in particular has felt the impact of suicide in recent years – construction and excavation.
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    Women's Achievements in Safety

    Mar 08, 2019
    Throughout history, women have played a tremendous role in occupational health and safety. These inspiring individuals advanced the cause of worker health, made transportation safer and established medical breakthroughs utilized to this day.

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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.

Interested in leading?

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Need help?

Contact ASSP's Member Communities staff

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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