Who We Are
ASSP’s Public Sector Practice Specialty member community is the premier resource for members seeking technical knowledge and expertise 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 urban, suburban and rural 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 expansive and so are its risks and potential worker and public safety hazards. This makes it especially important for you to have access to a network of peers who can provide guidance on public sector safety challenges, while also connecting you to the latest technical content on unique challenges such as emergency preparedness, school safety, public health, parks and recreation safety, and public sector workers’ compensation.