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ASSE Membership Value & Benefits

ASSE is the oldest Professional Society representing over 36,000 individual safety, health and environmental (SH&E) practitioners. Membership allows fellow SH&E professionals to work together to advance their professional career and status as a safety professional, improve their company’s safety performance and advance the overall SH&E profession.  We provide tremendous value and a vast array of benefits to meet the needs of SH&E professionals.  The more engaged a member is in any of the benefits and Society programs, the more a member gains from their membership.

Companies and organizations hiring ASSE members can rest assured that an ASSE member commits to follow a Code of Professional Conduct.  Members found violating the Code of Professional Conduct are subject to removal from the Society. 

ASSE members also receive extensive information and top-notch professional development opportunities to keep them out in the forefront of the safety profession workforce with the capabilities to improve your company’s safety performance.

Professional Safety Journal

Professional Safety journal is ASSE’s top-ranked member benefit. The Society’s flagship monthly journal keeps you on top of the latest trends, industry standards and regulations. Each issue contains peer-reviewed technical articles, best practice and leadership articles, interviews with industry insiders, updates on rules and regulations, safety and business book reviews, new product innovations and information on SH&E events.

Through ASSE’s online archive, members can access articles dating back to 2000. In addition, digital editions of Professional Safety are available dating back to July 2009. The digital edition offers the same content and design as the hard copy, plus it can be searched by keyword, title, author, advertiser and more. Readers can click on interactive links to easily access additional information and contact advertisers, or save the PDF for offline viewing—features that save you time and make the journal an even more effective tool for today’s safety professionals.

Networking

ASSE membership offers you the opportunity to form beneficial contacts with over 36,000 SH&E professionals across the country and throughout the world at face-to-face at events including the annual Professional Development Conference and exposition, symposia and seminars. Online networking is also provided for many of these events. 

Chapters, Society Sections and Regional conferences provide you a local opportunity to build relationships, leadership opportunities, and exchange ideas and concerns with peers in your area.

The Society’s Member only area includes an  online searchable membership directory is at your fingertips.  This allows you to contact any member in the Society with their provided information for the directory.
ASSE is involved in social media for providing members with more networking opportunities including groups on LinkedIn, Facebook, NING, Twitter, Blogs and more.

Representation and Governance

ASSE is a member driven society.  Members are placed in local chapters who represent their chapter members at the region-level.  Elected Regional Vice Presidents represent members from their Region on the Council on Member and Region Affairs and the Society’s Board of Directors.  Members serve on other councils and committees and are represented by an elected leader.  These include the Council on Practices and Standards, Council on Professional Development and the Council on Professional Affairs as well as the Finance Committee.  Members are also represented on the House of Delegates by elected representatives from Chapters, Practice Specialties and the Board of Directors.

ASSE Awards and HonorsAwards and Honors

ASSE recognizes members who dedicate their time and expertise to ensure a bright future for the safety profession.  These awards include the Fellow Honor, Safety Professional of the Year, Practice Specialty, Region and Chapter Safety Professionals of the Year, Outstanding Safety Educator, Culbertson volunteer award, Diversity in the SH&E profession, Professional Paper award and much more!

Public Relations and Safety Awareness

The Society’s public relations team keeps safety and you in the forefront of news media to advance safety awareness, knowledge and the safety profession.  As an ASSE member, you can participate in public relations training and become one of the society’s team of members to address the media on SH&E  matters.   Participate in recognition events including the North American Occupational Safety Week, Occupational Safety and Health Professional’s Day, Safety-on-the-Job Poster Contest and more.  Members are in action with the media on a local and society level.

The Value of ASSE Membership

ASSE members and prospective members often ask, “What’s in it for me? What do I get through my ASSE membership?” It’s only natural to wonder about the value delivered by your investment in this organization. Let’s take a few minutes to examine the tremendous value each member can receive in terms of education, information, networking and career support. Click here to read more.

Professional Development

Expand your education and maintain CEUs through participation at annual events such as the Professional Development Conference & Exposition, SeminarFest or participate in certification preparation workshops and monthly webinarsCertificate programs for additional education needs including a Certificate in Safety Management and the Executive Program in Safety Management.  Onsite training programs are available for your facility. Members receive a free download of the proceedings from the annual Professional Development Conference each year.  Enjoy exclusive membership discounts (save $20 to $140 per event) of the best professional development in the SH&E profession.

ASSE is an authorized IACET CEU provider.

Practice Specialties

Network with professionals in your specific area of expertise, share common experiences and problem solving tactics with 19 specialties to choose from, including:  Academics, Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Ergonomics, Fire Protection, Healthcare, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas, Public Sector, Risk Management/Insurance, Transportation, Training and Communications and Utilities.  Branches under selected Practice Specialties include:  Agricultural, Health & Wellness Human Resources, and Military.

Sample Newsletter

Using the latest digital publishing technology, ASSE now provides its practice specialty newsletters in a new interactive, full-color format providing over 30+ pages of valuable content three times a year! Internal navigation, page-turning tools and external links to web resources help you make the most of your reading time. Plus, you can easily contact practice specialty leadership and authors with built-in e-mail connections.

Each Practice Specialty is available to members for only $20 USD.  Branches are included with the appropriate Practice Specialty for free.

Help Shape the Future

Issues around U.S. government policy help guide the profession and have impact on international standards and best practices. Regardless of your location, you can have a voice in Washington and help to influence policy in national safety standards development. ASSE conducts programs and activities to represent and protect members’ interests at the state and federal levels. We also support critical SH&E legislation, provide expert testimony to Congress and monitor government activities to ensure that SH&E legislation is based on sound science.

Leadership Opportunities

Contribute to shaping the future of the safety field by participating in task forces and committees, and working with other safety professionals on issues facing the industry today. Leaders also are provided opportunities to gain additional leadership skill training that assist them in their committee work as well as their job. Skills volunteer leaders gain include: leadership, management, networking, presentation, time management, team work, meeting, project skills and much more!

Many members have shared that they find greater significant personal career growth and concepts to improve their company’s safety performance through involvement in ASSE committees. Some committee examples include: standards development, Practice Specialty leadership, government affairs, professional development events, Professional Safety editorial review, technical publications, public relations, educational standards, body of knowledge development, recognition, chapter and region leadership and much more! 

ASSE Foundation

The foundation generates funding and provides resources for scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation and related academic initiatives to advance the SH&E profession. In 2014, the ASSE Foundation awarded over $237,000 in scholarships and professional development grants.

Society Dues and Fees

ASSE Society dues and fees depend on the country of employment and citizenship. The base total payment in the US is $190 ($150 Society dues, $15 Chapter dues and a $25 application fee). Practice Specialties are an additional $20 each. Common Interest Groups (CIG) are an additional $10 each. The total payment outside of the US ranges from $85 to $160 which includes a $25 application fee and includes a $15 Chapter fee where applicable. A portion of dues is allocated to your Professional Safety publication subscription.

Common Interest Groups

ASSE members can participate in common Interest Groups provided for networking and safety, health and environmental problem-solving in a different structure for only $10 USD.  Existing common interest groups include:  Blacks in Safety Engineering, Safety Professionals and the Latino Workforce, Women in Safety Engineering and Young Professionals in SH&E

The Safety Professionals Handbook
The Safety Professionals Handbook is a must-have resource for every safety professional.
Technical Publications

ASSE provides a variety of technical publications that are essential for safety, health and environmental professionals.  Publications are authored by ASSE members and others in the safety profession.  Members save on each publication.  For example, the  Safety Professionals Handbook that is a must-have for every safety professional in the field. This reference for managing and improving safety, health and environmental (SH&E) programs is a collaboration of 1000 ASSE members and 300 authors, reviewers, editors and administrators.
Journal of SH&E Research, is an online peer-reviewed journal covering a wide variety of safety, health and environmental issues and practices.  The audience is for both SH&E academics and practitioners.

Standards

ASSE is the secretariat for nine standards committees and serving on 40 other standard setting committees having an impact on over 100 standards.  ASSE members serve as volunteer representatives on many of these committees.

Career Resources

ASSE career resources provide extensive support to your career advancement needs. Whether you are searching for the top candidate or your next professional opportunity, EH&S Jobs enables you to find the best candidates and opportunities in the field. Members can post jobs at a discounted rate.

US Congress
ASSE's voice in Washington helps protect our member's interested at the state and federal levels.
Personal Member Benefits
AVIS
Liberty Mutual Insurance

ASSE membership also provides you with a variety of personal benefits for you and your family. These can save you money and earn you additional benefits.

Rental Cars

Discounts on AVIS rental car rates in US and abroad.

Insurance at Group Savings