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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.

 
  • N95 respirator on a table

    OSHA Guidance on N95 Shortage

    Apr 03, 2020
    OSHA has issued interim guidance to help address nationwide shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.
  • Woman working on a laptop at home

    Safety News You Need: Business Continuity

    Apr 03, 2020
    Responding to and recovering from a crisis effectively requires planning and a range of tools designed to help you keep your workers safe and your business running. This edition of Safety News You Need shares resources for developing a business continuity plan.
  • Man with flu resting on couch

    COVID-19: CDC Guidance on Returning to Work

    Apr 02, 2020
    With the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise, what steps should you take if one of your workers has the virus, and when should they be allowed to return to work? The CDC offers guidance on prudent timelines for different scenarios.
  • N95 respirator

    How to Qualitatively Fit Test Your Respirators

    Mar 26, 2020
    A new video provides comprehensive guidance on OSHA fit testing procedures featured in Appendix A of 1910.134 to help ensure a proper fit.
  • Woman safety professional briefing staff

    7 Elements of Effective Risk and Crisis Communication

    Mar 26, 2020
    When a crisis occurs, effective communication can help ensure your audience is safe and informed. These seven points can help you craft an effective risk or crisis communication strategy.

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 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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