Safety and Health Historical Society (SHHS) is an educational organization devoted to documenting the historical accomplishments, events and products that helped advance the protection of people, property and the environment. ASSP members Roger L. Brauer Ph.D., P.E., Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CIH, and Joseph Townsend, CSP, ARM, founded the organization and serve as the organization’s board of directors.
The organization develops and operates programs that recognize accomplishments in OSH and collects documentation of the industry's vast history. OSH professionals can get involved in SHHS by contributing to the Living History Program, which captures written, audio or video accounts of the knowledge and experiences of individuals involved in OSH, along with historical literature on the topic. To develop the collection, SHHS relies on the donations of safety and health information such as documents, books and artifacts that involve safety, industrial hygiene, fire protection, occupational health nursing and medicine, human factors, and related areas for industry, processes, equipment, people and events. If you have a collection to archive, consider donating it to SHHS.
Brauer is a professional member of ASSP’s Central Illinois Chapter. Haight is an at-large director for ASSP, a professional member of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter, and a member of the Society’s Engineering and Academics practice specialties. Townsend is an emeritus professional member of the Puget Sound Chapter.