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Public Sector Practice Specialty

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Join the Public Sector Practice Specialty community for access to a network of public sector safety subject-matter experts, as well as relevant industry education and information.

public-sector-mainWho We Are

ASSP’s Public Sector Practice Specialty community is the premier resource for members seeking technical safety and health knowledge regarding topics unique to the public sector. We cater to occupational safety and health professionals who work for governmental agencies and facilities at the federal, state, county, municipal and institutional levels in all types of communities.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Public Sector 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 public sector- and OSH-focused education that 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, public sector-focused content and information that you can also immediately implement as well as share with employers and colleagues to create safe and productive work environments.

Why It Matters

The public sector is an expansive arena with risks that affect both the public and employees. The hazards found in this arena are dynamic and diverse, which is why you need access to a network of peers who can provide guidance on public sector safety challenges. Our network of professionals also connects you to the latest technical content on unique topics, such as emergency preparedness, school safety, public health, parks and recreation safety, and public sector workers’ compensation.

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 Public Sector Practice Specialty, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy.

 
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    DOL Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agendas for OSHA and MSHA

    Dec 09, 2018
    Department of Labor (DOL) has published its fall 2018 semiannual regulatory agenda covering OSHA and MSHA rulemaking activities forecast for the coming 12 months. Our federal representatives at the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. have compiled a summary of key issues relevant to OSH professionals.
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    Study Finds Disparity in Effectiveness of OSH Regulations for Miners in Developing Countries

    Nov 29, 2018
    In a recent IOSH-funded study conducted by Cardiff University, “Representing miners in arrangements for safety and health in coal mining: A global perspective,” researchers examined “the history of representation on OSH and the nature, operation and context of present-day arrangements for worker presentation on OSH in coal mining.”
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    Changing the Hidden Safety Culture

    Nov 14, 2018
    A “Leading Thoughts” article by Robert Pater examines the hidden aspects of safety culture and their effect on an organization. He also outlines 10 steps leaders can take to identify and address these underlying issues.
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    OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

    Nov 08, 2018
    OSHA has published a final rule that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.
  • Construction Workers Receiving Training

    Measuring the Effectiveness of Toolbox Safety Training

    Nov 08, 2018
    A recent study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NIOSH researchers examined the impact of toolbox talks, particularly those that include a narrative element, on the knowledge gain experienced by workers who participated.

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Public Sector 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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Public Sector Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Lori A Schroth, CSP, CET, CHSP

Advisory Committee Member Howard William Spencer, CSP, CHCM

Advisory Committee Member Lori A Schroth, CSP, CET, CHSP

Advisory Committee Member Joann M Robertson, CSP, ARM, CPCU

Advisory Committee Member Brandon J Hody, M.S., CSP, CHSP

Assistant Administrator Brandon J Hody, M.S., CSP, CHSP

Assistant Secretary Steven T Guillory, Jr, M.S., CSP, CSHM, COSS

Awards & Honors Chair Brandon J Hody, M.S., CSP, CHSP

Content Coordinator Elliot P Laratonda, CSP

Government Affairs Chair Sean M Hannifin, CSP, ASP

Membership Chair Becky A Bernat

Nominations & Elections Chair Leo J DeBobes, CSP, CPEA, CET

Professional Development Chair Leo J DeBobes, CSP, CPEA, CET

Secretary Angela Vance, CSP

Social Media Chair Delaney K Jones

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Robert C Prior, M.S., CSP, ARM

Technical Question Coordinator Christopher S Chaffin, CSP

Technical Question Coordinator Edward Jerome, CIH

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