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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.

 
  • Volunteers

    Our Members Make a Difference

    Apr 09, 2019
    Our volunteer leaders play a vital role in our efforts to elevate the safety profession. Here are just a few stories of recent Culbertson Volunteer Service Award winners and how they have made a difference through volunteering.
  • Drone flying

    Three Steps to a Safe and Effective Drone Surveillance Program

    Apr 08, 2019
    Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones,” have become increasingly popular in recent years among hobbyists and the business community alike. Here are three steps to keep in mind for a safe and efficient drone surveillance program. ​
  • ASSP Communities Lounge

    Visit the Communities Lounge at Safety 2019

    Apr 07, 2019
    The Communities Lounge at Safety 2019 will be located in Booth #1437. Stop by to connect with colleagues, learn from others and share your experience as an ASSP volunteer leader.
  • TC283 Meeting

    Shaping the Future of Safety Management Systems

    Mar 28, 2019
    At a recent meeting of ISO technical committee (TC) 283, more than 80 representatives from over 30 countries throughout the world met to discuss raising greater recognition of the ISO 45001 standard and moving new global standards projects forward.
  • Distressed worker sitting in stairwell

    Suicide in the Construction Industry: Breaking the Stigma and Silence

    Mar 11, 2019
    A suicide occurs every 12 minutes in the U.S. While these incidents touch every industry, one industry in particular has felt the impact of suicide in recent years – construction and excavation.

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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.

Interested in leading?

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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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