Public Sector Practice Specialty

Membership

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 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.

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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    Salary survey pinpoints value of certifications for safety and health professionals

    May 24, 2018
    ASSE and BCSP conducted a 33-question salary survey in March of nearly 10,000 safety, health and environmental professionals based primarily in the United States and Canada, identifying the typical salary, benefits, credentials and experience of these individuals. The median base salary for full-time professionals was $97,000.
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    New workplace safety books available at Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    May 24, 2018
    Two new occupational safety and health books debut at Safety 2018. Available for purchase will be "Safety Leadership and Professional Development," edited by Richard Olawoyin and Darryl C. Hill, and "Fred Manuele on Safety Management," written by Fred Manuele and edited by Professional Safety’s Tina Angley.​
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    Workshop focuses on high fatality rates of Hispanic and Latino workers

    May 21, 2018
    Hispanic and Latino workers suffer higher fatality rates than other U.S. workers, leading ASSE to launch a collaborative effort to seek solutions. A Hispanic/Latino Worker Safety Workshop brought together a diverse cross-section of more than 50 influencers who identified priorities for reducing the worker safety and health disparity.
  • How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

    How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

    May 16, 2018
    Global conversations about reproductive health in the workplace are changing, and some occupational safety and health professionals are taking steps to close the significant gaps in the industry’s understanding of how to support a large employee population: parents.
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    Members Volunteer at Boise 2018 Safety Fest

    Apr 01, 2018
    Brad Giles, Rick Callor and Randy Danner delivered free safety training during the 13th annual Safety Fest in Boise, ID. "Ongoing safety education is critical to enhancing and expanding safety best practices."

Resources

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, Ph.D., CSP, CET

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

Awards & Honors Chair Howard William Spencer, CSP, CHCM

Content Coordinator Elliot P Laratonda

CoPS Body of Knowledge Chair Joann M Robertson, CSP, ARM, CPCU

Government Affairs Chair Sean M Hannifin

Member Carmen Julia Castellon

Membership Chair Leo J DeBobes, CSP, CPEA, CET

Nominations & Elections Chair Heather Renae Campbell

Professional Development Chair Kelly A Bernish, CSP, COSS

Secretary Corey Bender, CSP, CIH

Social Media Chair Delaney K Jones

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Christopher S Chaffin, CSP

Technical Question Coordinator Becky A Bernat

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