Practice Specialties - Academics


The Academics Practice Specialty (APS) promotes the advancement of occupational, safety and health education, fosters the well-being of its members and their academic programs and mentors students within their academic specialties. APS also strives to influence educational strategies and research, accreditation and professional certification as well as national and international academic research. APS publishes the peer-reviewed Journal of SH&E Research (JSHER) twice per year (see sample article below). APS also sponsors sessions and an Academic Forum at ASSE's annual Professional Development Conference.

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  • Network via social media, conference calls and annual meetings
  • Connect with top industry professionals
  • Access digital technical publications
  • Request advisory committee guidance and advice
  • Review conference speaking proposals
  • Share or seek knowledge through mentoring services
  • Enhance your resume through volunteer opportunities
  • Publish your knowledge to earn recertification points

Sample Article

Development of a Theory-Based Safety Climate Instrument
This study described the development of a safety climate instrument for employees at three mini-steel mill locations in the U.S.


Volunteer Advisory Committee
Administrator: Leigh Ann Blunt
Assistant Administrator: Lu Yuan
Content Coordinator: Sang Choi
Secretary: Michael O'Toole
Membership Chair: Jan Wachter
Awards & Honors Chair: OPEN
Professional Development Chair: OPEN
Body of Knowledge Chair: OPEN
Website/Social Media Chair: Tina Holland

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