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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.

 
  • ASSP Public Sector PS leaders

    Welcome 2019 Practice Specialty and Common Interest Group Leaders

    Jul 12, 2019
    We are excited to welcome our new leaders and welcome back some of the most dedicated and passionate safety professionals we know. Learn about some resources that will help you have a successful year!
  • Roadway Work Zone

    Four Steps to Creating Safer Work Zones

    Jul 10, 2019
    Roadway work zones are some of the busiest, and potentially most hazardous, work environments you can find. These four actions can help your organization improve highway work zone safety.
  • Group exercising

    Examining the Success of Workplace Health Promotion Programs

    Jul 01, 2019
    A new NIOSH study examines the prevalence of workplace health promotion programs (WHPPs) and their effectiveness in terms of gaining worker participation.
  • Diverse Work Meeting

    Four Keys to Gender Equity in the Workplace

    Jun 03, 2019
    By trying to see things from their employees’ point of view, employers can then take proactive steps to meet the needs of every employee. Here are four keys to gender equity to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Safety Signage

    Three Ways Signage Can Improve Workplace Safety

    May 24, 2019
    Signs play a huge role in telling workers what hazards are present and how they avoid those dangers. These three steps can help you ensure that signs in your facility help employees understand the risks present in different environments.

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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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