Become a Safety Professional
If you’re curious about occupational safety and health (OSH) careers and wondering what OSH professionals do, how to become an OSH professional, and typical career paths or courses of study for this profession, then look no further. ASSP can answer all your questions.
What is an OSH professional?
Find a Job
Don’t miss out on the perfect OSH job opportunity. Our job board is an online career center where employers can post job openings, and members can post resumes and search for jobs.
Find a job
Continue Your Education
When you invest in continuing education, you’re investing in your career. Earn industry certifications like the ASP, CSP, CHST, OHST and SMS — which are proven to increase safety professionals’ salaries — with the help of our certification exam preparation courses; or become an expert in a particular OSH area by obtaining one of our professional certificates, making yourself an indispensable asset to your organization. We offer something for everyone.
Advance your career
It’s no secret that connections are what most often land people in the right job and help you find answers and implement best practices. Our various member communities connect you to great people and great resources. Further, our annual conferences, events and training opportunities serve as great networking venues, including:
- Annual Professional Development Conference: The largest safety conference of its kind, you’re sure to meet other safety professionals who can help you to advance your career. Plus, we have an on-site career center at the conference where you can view job opportunities across the country, and visit companies to meet potential employers face-to-face.
- SeminarFest: SeminarFest is a one-of-a-kind educational event that allows you to spend an entire week immersed in safety-related coursework. The event features several networking opportunities, providing you an opportunity to make new contacts across many different industries.
- Leadership Conference: Elected ASSP leaders attend this conference to enhance their leadership skills for both their volunteer roles at ASSP and their professional roles at work. Meet your fellow volunteers and expand your industry contacts.
- Future Safety Leaders Conference: Current safety professionals educate, develop and mentor a select group of ASSP student members at this conference — helping them transition from student life to employment in the safety field. Students also network with employers to learn about career opportunities.
Find a Mentor
Finding the right mentor can help you to navigate your safety career and solidify your career path. We help connect OSH professionals through our member communities, including local chapters, practice specialty member communities and common interest group member communities.
This allows you to engage on a global scale with a vast community of peers who work in all industries and represent diverse voices across age, gender and ethnicity.
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