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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.

 
  • Gertrude Elion

    Women's Achievements in Safety

    Mar 08, 2019
    Throughout history, women have played a tremendous role in occupational health and safety. These inspiring individuals advanced the cause of worker health, made transportation safer and established medical breakthroughs utilized to this day.
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist

    Four Keys to Safe Emergency Response

    Mar 06, 2019
    Proper emergency response is all about mitigating the consequences of an event, saving lives and ultimately returning the business to normal operations. Here are four steps you can take to ensure that your business is prepared in the event of an emergency.
  • Conduct the Assessment

    Conducting a Risk Assessment

    Feb 12, 2019
    Risk assessment serves many purposes for an organization, including reducing operational risks, improving safety performance and achieving objectives.
  • George Washington Carver

    African American Achievements in Safety

    Feb 07, 2019
    These safety pioneers had vision and made life safer for others. They were innovators and inspirations—and they made a difference.
  • Robot arms working on an automobile production line

    The Evolution of Prevention Through Design and Risk Assessment: A Personal Perspective

    Jan 29, 2019
    In a peer-reviewed article titled “PTD Before Risk Assessment: A Historical Perspective,” Michael Taubitz provides his insights into the history of PTD and risk assessment in the automotive industry and lessons these practices taught him throughout his career.

Resources

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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