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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.

 
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    Safety News You Need: Business Continuity

    Apr 03, 2020
    Responding to and recovering from a crisis effectively requires planning and a range of tools designed to help you keep your workers safe and your business running. This edition of Safety News You Need shares resources for developing a business continuity plan.
  • Man with flu resting on couch

    COVID-19: CDC Guidance on Returning to Work

    Apr 02, 2020
    With the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise, what steps should you take if one of your workers has the virus, and when should they be allowed to return to work? The CDC offers guidance on prudent timelines for different scenarios.
  • N95 respirator

    How to Qualitatively Fit Test Your Respirators

    Mar 26, 2020
    A new video provides comprehensive guidance on OSHA fit testing procedures featured in Appendix A of 1910.134 to help ensure a proper fit.
  • Woman safety professional briefing staff

    7 Elements of Effective Risk and Crisis Communication

    Mar 26, 2020
    When a crisis occurs, effective communication can help ensure your audience is safe and informed. These seven points can help you craft an effective risk or crisis communication strategy.
  • Engineer inspecting a factory

    Safety News You Need: Risk Assessment and Management

    Mar 20, 2020
    Occupational safety and health professionals and their organizations are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this edition of Safety News You Need, we’re sharing some resources on risk assessment and risk management.

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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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