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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.

 
  • Robot arms working on an automobile production line

    The Evolution of Prevention Through Design and Risk Assessment: A Personal Perspective

    Jan 29, 2019
    In a peer-reviewed article titled “PTD Before Risk Assessment: A Historical Perspective,” Michael Taubitz provides his insights into the history of PTD and risk assessment in the automotive industry and lessons these practices taught him throughout his career.
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    Connecting With Your ASSP Community

    Jan 23, 2019
    The ASSP Community offers an exclusive space where ASSP members can become thought leaders and engage with other members around the globe.
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    Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

    Jan 17, 2019
    ​Several ASSP committees are actively seeking additional volunteers for their 2019 programming. If you or your colleagues are interested, please submit our Leadership Connection web form by Jan. 31.
  • fall protection safety gear

    OSHA Resources Aim to Help Employers Protect Workers From Falls

    Jan 14, 2019
    OSHA offers a collection of resources to help employers prevent falls in the workplace, the leading cause of worker fatality in the construction industry, including videos, training materials, fact sheets and its annual stand-down campaign.
  • woman industrial worker

    How Can We Fix the Fit of Personal Protective Equipment?

    Jan 07, 2019
    On Oct. 29, 2018, we hosted more than 50 safety experts for a Women’s Workplace Safety Summit. Three breakout groups met to address the gender-specific issues related to workplace violence, PPE and leadership. Abby Ferri, CSP, facilitated the personal protective equipment group.

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?

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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

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Martin A Vrabel, CSP

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