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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.

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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.

 
  • Medical professional wearing PPE

    Safety News You Need: Personal Protective Equipment

    Apr 17, 2020
    Personal protective equipment is a critical line of defense against the spread of COVID-19. In this edition of Safety News You Need, we share resources on how you can provide your workers with the PPE and knowledge they need to protect themselves.
  • Safety professional man’s hand checking items off a list he has on his green clipboard

    How Your Safety Management System Can Help in a Pandemic

    Apr 16, 2020
    Occupational safety and health management systems offer many lessons relevant to a pandemic. Here’s one valuable tool that can help you protect workers.
  • Young woman disinfecting her computer keyboard

    Three Keys to Addressing COVID-19 in the Workplace

    Apr 16, 2020
    The spread of COVID-19 has required safety professionals to reevaluate the steps they can take to protect the health of their workers. As you take steps to address the virus among your workforce, keep these three points in mind.
  • ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Working Together for Safety: OSHA Recordkeeping Guidance

    Apr 15, 2020
    In the second episode of our “Working Together for Safety” weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall, CSP, CFPS, ARM, shares insights on OSHA’s interim recordkeeping guidance for COVID-19 cases.
  • Man standing in a hallway writing on a clipboard

    OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic

    Apr 14, 2020
    OSHA has released an interim enforcement response plan that offers area offices and compliance safety and health officers guidance and instructions on handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals and severe illness reports.

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. 

Interested in leading?

Learn about ASSP elections


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Public Sector Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

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 Denise Riad, CSP, CHMM

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 Marjory E Anderson, 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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