The Environmental Practice Specialty (EnvPS) focuses on issues such as environmental management, water and air quality, solid and hazardous waste, emergency planning and response practices, chemicals and toxicology, legislative and regulatory monitoring, and expert testimony and resources. EnvPS began as the Environmental Division in late October 1990 and published its first newsletter in January 1992.

From the start, EnvPS has always made an effort to provide its members with opportunities for professional development and recognition. For example, EnvPS partnered with the Public Sector Division (now Practice Specialty) in the early 1990s to hold sessions at ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference (PDC), and it often sponsored technical presentations in conjunction with ASSE chapters. EnvPS also sponsored an environmental management mini-workshop at ASSE headquarters in April 2007. EnvPS also recognizes one of its members as EnvPS Safety Professional of the Year at each PDC.

In addition, EnvPS routinely surveys its members for their input on OSHA and EPA legislation and on hot topics, such as hydrogen as an alternative fuel source and green practices in the workplace.

Upcoming Elections

The Environmental Practice Specialty Board is preparing for the 2016-2018 election. Please consider volunteering for a position on the board. We are now required to hold elections for the Assistant Administrator and are looking for anyone with an interest to step up and help sustain the Environmental Practice Specialty. The Assistant Administrator will serve for two years, beginning July 1, 2016 and then step up for a two-year term as Administrator beginning July 1, 2018. The call for nominations will be open soon. Watch the ASSE website for more information.


Mary Prisby

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Member Benefits

  • Network with top environmental safety professionals via LinkedIn, Facebook, conference calls and annual face-to-face meetings.
  • FREE membership in the Agricultural Branch by request.
  • Triannual electronic technical publications via email.
  • Access to 150+ interviews with top industry professionals.
  • Publication opportunities.
  • Advisory committee guidance and advice.
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities.
  • Discounts on group-sponsored webinars.
  • Group sponsorship on conference speaking proposals.
  • Mentoring services.

Volunteer Advisory Committee

Administrator: Mary Prisby
Assistant Administrator: Jay Brakensiek
Content Coordinator: OPEN
Secretary: Ramakrishna Chary
Membership Chair: Jessica Jannaman
Awards & Honors Chair: Herbert Bell
Professional Development Chair: Heather Ingraham
Body of Knowledge Chair: OPEN
Website/Social Media Chair: Tina Stanczewski
Nominations Chair: Mary Prisby & Tom S. Butler

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