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ASSP’s Flagship Journal Selects Year’s Best Articles, Encourages Submissions

Jun 11, 2024

PARK RIDGE, IL — The flagship journal of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has announced its article-of-the-year winners for 2023. Professional Safety honored seven experts from the occupational safety and health profession who produced exceptional content for the monthly peer-reviewed journal that has been an industry leader for nearly 70 years.

Lori Schroth, Eric St. Pierre and Brandon Hody earned first place for their article “ Are My Workers Competent in EHS? Competency-Based Training to Improve Learning” that was published in December.

Second place was awarded to Bruce Lyon and Georgi Popov for contributing “ Prevention Through Ergonomics: Integrating Human Factors Into a Prevention Through Design Approach.” Their article was published last June.

A tie for third place involved safety experts E. Scott Geller and Matt Law. Geller wrote “ Emotional Intelligence: A Crucial Human Dynamic for OSH” that was published in December, while Law authored “ Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication: Six Principles for OSH Professionals” that appeared in last year’s May edition.

“Selecting the year’s top articles was no easy task given the number of outstanding contributions we consistently receive,” said James Junkin, M.S., CSP, MSP, SMS, ASP, CSHO, chair of the Editorial Review Board. “Our talented authors possess the knowledge and experience it takes to share industry best practices that are game-changers in advancing workplace safety and health.”

Professional Safety offers trusted research, practical guidance and evidence-based solutions to help occupational safety and health professionals identify hazards, protect workers and educate management that investing in safety is a sound business strategy. The award-winning journal, first published in 1956, is read by more than 35,000 safety professionals around the world who receive it as an ASSP member benefit.

ASSP’s Editorial Review Board encourages technical submissions to Professional Safety, which publishes peer-reviewed articles each month in addition to a wealth of other useful safety and health information and advice to better protect workers. Details on the submission process are available on the ASSP website.

“Getting an article published in the journal is a great way to advance a career,” Junkin said. “It can help separate an individual in a competitive field by showcasing their depth of expertise to a vast global audience.”

Subscribe online to Professional Safety or call ASSP Customer Service at 847.699.2929.

About ASSP – Working together for a safer, stronger future
Since 1911, the American Society of Safety Professionals has helped occupational safety and health professionals protect people, property and the environment. The nonprofit society is based in Chicago’s suburbs. Its global membership of over 35,000 professionals develops safety and health management systems that prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities. ASSP advances its members and the safety profession by providing member communities, serving as a trusted advisor, and elevating safety through workforce development. Its flagship journal, Professional Safety, is a longtime leader in the field. Visit and find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Media contact: Blaine Krage, 847.768.3416,

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