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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.

 
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    Connecting With Your ASSP Community

    Jan 23, 2019
    The ASSP Community offers an exclusive space where ASSP members can become thought leaders and engage with other members around the globe.
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    Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

    Jan 17, 2019
    ​Several ASSP committees are actively seeking additional volunteers for their 2019 programming. If you or your colleagues are interested, please submit our Leadership Connection web form by Jan. 31.
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    OSHA Resources Aim to Help Employers Protect Workers From Falls

    Jan 14, 2019
    OSHA offers a collection of resources to help employers prevent falls in the workplace, the leading cause of worker fatality in the construction industry, including videos, training materials, fact sheets and its annual stand-down campaign.
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    How Can We Fix the Fit of Personal Protective Equipment?

    Jan 07, 2019
    On Oct. 29, 2018, we hosted more than 50 safety experts for a Women’s Workplace Safety Summit. Three breakout groups met to address the gender-specific issues related to workplace violence, PPE and leadership. Abby Ferri, CSP, facilitated the personal protective equipment group.
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    What Are the Next Steps in Addressing Workplace Violence?

    Jan 07, 2019
    On Oct. 29, 2018, we hosted more than 50 safety experts for a Women’s Workplace Safety Summit. Three breakout groups met to address the gender-specific issues related to workplace violence, PPE and leadership. Kelly Bernish, CSP, facilitated the workplace violence group.

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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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