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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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    Register, Refer and Get Rewarded!

    Jun 09, 2020
    Check out some great incentives and ideas to help you generate excitement about Safety 2020: Virtual within your member community.
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    Working Together for Safety: Look to the ASSP Community

    May 06, 2020
    This week's episode highlights the many ideas and resources ASSP members are sharing in the online ASSP Community.
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    ASSP Member’s Community Outreach Helps COVID-19 Efforts

    May 01, 2020
    Chris Laszcz-Davis, M.S., CIH, COH, FAIHA, AIC Fellow, is working to connect volunteers who want to help reduce the burden on healthcare providers. What community outreach efforts have you been a part of? Share your stories with us.
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    OSHA Issues Interim Guidance on Respirator Decontamination

    Apr 28, 2020
    As employers strive to provide workers with adequate PPE to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance on decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs).
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    Safety News You Need: Industrial Hygiene

    Apr 24, 2020
    Proper industrial hygiene plays a major role in identifying potential worker exposures to COVID-19 and putting protective measures in place. This week’s Safety News You Need highlights tools you can use to prevent the spread of the virus in your workplace.

Resources

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?

Learn about ASSP elections


Need help?

Contact ASSP's Member Communities staff

Manufacturing Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Jonathan A Zimmerman, CSP, CHMM

Content Coordinator Megan Merbach, ASP

Membership Chair Lindsay K Bell, CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Martin A Vrabel, CSP

Secretary Steven Brenske, CSP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Martin A Vrabel, CSP

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