If you’re a news reporter who covers business, risk management, insurance or workplace safety, American Society of Safety Professionals can provide you with data and connect you to expert sources to help tell a compelling story about how safety impacts business.
American Society of Safety Professionals is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals dedicated to creating safe work environments across all industries. For more than 100 years, ASSP has been at the forefront of helping occupational safety and health professionals protect people and property through their efforts to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
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Leigh Ann Blunt, a nationally recognized professor in the occupational safety and health field, is ASSP’s 2020 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. Blunt, Ed.D., CSP, is a safety sciences professor at the University of Central Missouri.
ASSP has joined the first nationwide task force geared to help protect employees who are resuming work now and in a post-pandemic environment. Led by the National Safety Council, the Safe Actions For Employee Returns (SAFER) initiative will guide all employers through the process of bringing back their workers at minimal risk.
ASSP has selected its first recipients of a new award and professional development program that advances occupational safety and health careers. ASSP’s 2020 Emerging Professional Award was earned by five next-generation safety leaders who demonstrate leadership, volunteerism and a desire to widely impact workplace safety.
ASSP sent letters this week to congressional leaders to voice concern that professional associations are being overlooked in COVID-19 stimulus bills. These organizations are experiencing significant revenue losses and depleting reserve funds due to the pandemic, limiting their ability to provide members the critical support they need.
ASSP has announced its new leaders from the 2020 Society elections. All terms begin July 1. Deborah Roy will serve as ASSP president for 2020-21 while Brad Giles moves to president-elect, Christine Sullivan becomes senior vice president and Linda Tapp serves as vice president, finance.
How ASSP Helps the Media
Just as we provide our members the resources they need to advance the safety profession and ensure that workplaces are safe, we’re also ready to provide the media with the resources you need to develop compelling stories that further the workplace safety conversation.
To help you make a positive impact on the businesses and industries you cover, we can:
Contact Senior Media Relations Specialist Blaine Krage or call him at +1 847-768-3416
Contact Director of Communications Sue Trebswether or call her at +1 847-768-3433