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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

 
  • Opioid pills and syringes

    New Study Examines Workplace Drug Overdoses

    May 21, 2019
    A recent NIOSH study examined the rate at which drug overdose deaths occurred in U.S. workplaces between 2011 and 2016, and compared fatality rates among different industries and demographics.
  • Office Group Meeting

    Leading With Safety and Health Metrics

    May 13, 2019
    ANSI/ASSP Z16 encourages safety professionals and other users to look beyond traditional measures of evaluating performance to examine criteria such as leading and lagging indicators, the dollar value of safety controls and KPIs.
  • Young barista at a coffee shop

    Creating Safer Workplaces for Young People

    May 07, 2019
    A collaborative campaign, My Safe Summer Job, aims to educate young workers, parents, employers, supervisors and teachers about the importance of workplace safety and highlights five key elements of creating safe workplaces for young people.
  • Risk Treatment

    Three Steps to Treating Your Organizational Risks

    May 05, 2019
    Risk treatment is an iterative process wherein safety professionals and other stakeholders formulate and select options to reduce risks, assess their effectiveness, determine if they will achieve an acceptable level of risk and plan for implementation of those options.
  • SU_SafetyConsultantsPodcast

    ASSP Member Creates Safety Consultant Podcast

    May 01, 2019
    Sheldon Primus, a member of our South Florida Chapter, Consultants Practice Specialty and Blacks in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group, has produced more than 10 episodes of his podcast, Safety Consultant Podcast.

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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. 

Interested in leading?

Learn about ASSP elections


Need help?

Contact ASSP's Member Communities staff

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

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

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

Advisory Committee Member Jennette Jackson

Advisory Committee Member Paige Adams, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Eric St Pierre, CSP, ASP

Advisory Committee Member Cory B Worden, CSP, CSHM, CHSP

Advisory Committee Member R Stan Wilson Jr

Advisory Committee Member Scott Miles

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

Assistant Secretary Marjory E Anderson, CSP

Awards & Honors Chair Leo J DeBobes, CSP, CPEA, CIT

Content Coordinator Elliot P Laratonda, M.S., CSP, GSP

Content Coordinator Christopher S Chaffin, CSP

Content Coordinator Delaney K Jones, CHSP

Content Coordinator Ronilla Ernest

Content Coordinator Patrick J Wheltle, CSP

Government Affairs Chair Sean M Hannifin, CSP, ASP

Membership Chair Joann M Robertson, CSP, ARM, CPCU

Nominations & Elections Chair Lori A Schroth, CSP, CIT, CHSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Charlyn L Haguewood

Professional Development Chair Randy S Milliron, SMS

Secretary Angela Vance, CSP

Social Media Chair Delaney K Jones, CHSP

Social Media Chair Elliot P Laratonda, M.S., CSP, GSP

Social Media Chair Christopher S Chaffin, CSP

Social Media Chair Ronilla Ernest

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

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

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