ASSE: Paving the Way to Professional Excellence
As a signatory of the Singapore Accord in early September, ASSE joined with more than 40 organizations to support the OHS Professional Capability Framework.
Developed by International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organizations (INSHPO), the framework defines the roles, skills, knowledge and qualifications recommended for university-educated OSH professionals and vocationally trained practitioners. It is a consensus document based on a multiyear analysis of data from international professional associations and certification bodies.
"Signing the Singapore Accord is a next step in ASSE’s effort to define and frame the OSH profession," says ASSE President Jim Smith, M.S., CSP. "Ultimately, ASSE’s efforts to define and frame our profession will help employers see OSH professionals as key advisors, strategists and leaders in fully integrating the management of OSH-related risks into sustainable business practice; position us as effective communicators; and enable us to shape the future of our profession."
Read Smith's Oct. 2017 President's Message to learn more about the accord.