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Join the Transportation Practice Specialty for access to a network of transportation safety subject-matter experts, as well as relevant industry education and information.

transportation-mainWho We Are

The Transportation Practice Specialty provides a global forum for OSH professionals who manage the risks associated with all modes of transportation, including road, air, rail and maritime, within the public and private sectors.

What We Do

We provide our members with networking opportunities and technical resources, offer education, and encourage mentorship and collaboration. We serve as an information resource within the Society on all aspects of transportation safety. We help develop consensus standards that establish recognized best practices that enable our members to more effectively manage transportation risks within their organizations.

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Why It Matters

Our members are dedicated to preventing transportation incidents, the number one cause of occupational fatalities and a leading cause of injuries. Sound and effective transportation safety practices prevent fatalities, safeguard workers and promote employees’ job satisfaction and well-being. These practices also make good business sense because they reduce monetary losses from transportation incidents, demonstrate social responsibility and protect an organization’s reputation.

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 Transportation 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 Transportation Practice Specialty community 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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Transportation Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Michael T Coleman, CSHM

Advisory Committee Member Amy Stewart, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Steven C Besaw, CSP

Assistant Administrator Michael P Lawler, CSP, ASP, CHST

Awards & Honors Chair Nancy J Bendickson, CSP, ARM, ALCM, CDS

Content Coordinator Matthew F McDonald

Government Affairs Chair Charlie N Halfen

Membership Chair Tracy O Linhart, M.S.

Nominations & Elections Chair Nancy J Bendickson, CSP, ARM, ALCM, CDS

Social Media Chair Matthew F McDonald

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Thomas E Pollard, CDS

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