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Join the Training and Communications Practice Specialty for access to a network of subject-matter experts in training, as well as relevant industry education and information.

training_comm_mainWho We Are

ASSP’s Training and Communications Practice Specialty member community is the premier resource for occupational safety and health (OSH) trainers and communications practitioners seeking technical knowledge and expertise on instructional design, adult learning, e-learning, training diverse workforces and training and communications within the safety profession.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Training and Communications 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 occupational safety and health-focused training and communications 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, training- and communications-focused content and information that you can also immediately put into practice, share with employers and colleagues and use to create safe, productive work environments

Why It Matters

For workplace safety initiatives to be effective, they cannot simply live in the safety or risk management department. The entire organization, from the top down, must be invested. This requires you to deploy sound training and communications practices so employees at all levels can understand the initiatives, their potential impact and how they can be implemented. This makes it especially important for you to have access to a network of peers who can help guide your efforts and provide access to the latest technical content offering direction on the unique challenges you face.

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 Training and Communications Practice Specialty, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy.

 
  • NACOSH Appoints ASSP Members

    Oct 01, 2019
    Several ASSP members have been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Business Meeting

    Three Keys to Improving Risk Management

    Sep 27, 2019
    Risk management is at the heart of what safety professionals do every day. Taking these three actions will help you and your organization become more intelligent about risk and improve risk management.
  • Nicole Malachowski

    Six Ways You Can Challenge Assumptions and Lead Your Team

    Sep 16, 2019
    Nicole Malachowski's experience has shaped six defining principles that she says can help safety professionals reach their full potential and take their teams to the next level.
  • Person at computer holding wrist

    Preventing Hand-Wrist Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Sep 11, 2019
    A recent study found that that new guidelines from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists provide for better prevention of hand, wrist and elbow musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Business meeting

    ISO 45001 Five-Step Action Plan for Safety Management

    Sep 11, 2019
    The adoption of ISO 45001 was a watershed moment for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS). Follow these five steps to begin implementing ISO 45001 at your organization.

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Training and Communications Practice Specialty and volunteer for a position on our advisory committee. Alternatively, consider running to be elected as assistant administrator, which leads to occupying the office of administrator after two years. 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 communities staff

Training and Communications Advisory Committee

Administrator Marilyn Joy Hubner, Ph.D.

Advisory Committee Member Michael T Coleman, CSHM

Assistant Administrator Matthew G Spencer, CSP, ASP, REM

Content Coordinator Jennifer N Serne, GSP

Membership Chair Tracy O Linhart, M.S.

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

Professional Development Chair Chris Ross, P.E., CSP, OHST

Professional Development Chair Matthew G Spencer, CSP, ASP, REM

Secretary Tim Page Bottorff, CSP, CIT

Social Media Chair Jeffrey Dalto

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Jeffrey Dalto

Technical Question Coordinator Brandon J Hody, M.S., CSP, CHSP

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