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.
Read more about ASSP’s history as a long-standing leader in the safety industry.
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One year after adopting a new organization name as part of a larger rebranding strategy, ASSP has introduced a new name – SafetyFOCUS – for its annual immersive, week-long education event. The announcement was made by ASSP President Rixio Medina at the Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.
ASSP and NIOSH have renewed a partnership agreement that outlines how the organizations will collaborate on advancing workplace safety and health over the next five years. ASSP President Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, and NIOSH Director John Howard, MD, signed the memorandum of understanding May 22.
ASSP partnered with The WAM Podcast on a six-episode series about the impacts of gender on workplace safety and health. The 30-minute podcasts are hosted by CEO Jennifer McNelly who is joined by subject-matter experts in discussing issues specific to women in safety.
ASSP is bestowing the honor of Fellow on four longtime members who have made significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession. Earl Blair, Richard Nugent, James Ramsay and Treasa Turnbeaugh are the 2019 recipients of the Society’s highest honor.
Kevin Slates, a highly regarded scholar, educator and researcher in the occupational safety and health field and ASSP member for 14 years, is ASSP’s 2019 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. He is a clinical associate professor at Indiana University.
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