The Healthcare Practice Specialty (HPS) was established in 1985. HPS addresses the SH&E needs of those working in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, extended-care facilities, medical clinics and doctors’/dentists’ offices. HPS also addresses the safety and health issues of related fields, such as psychiatric facilities, substance abuse facilities, paramedic operations and industries providing goods or services to medical facilities.

HPS’s triannual electronic publication, HealthBeat, highlights healthcare SH&E issues. HPS members help identify and promote research in emerging healthcare safety technologies and develop specialized healthcare safety education programs and technical materials. In addition, HPS maintains a relationship with The Joint Commission and frequently sponsors healthcare-focused technical sessions and tours at ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference.

HPS also sponsors the Health & Wellness Branch, which is FREE to all HPS members.

Get Involved

Member Benefits

  • Industry-focused networking via LinkedIn, Facebook, conference calls and annual face-to-face meetings.
  • Triannual electronic technical publications via email and access to publication archives.
  • Access to 150+ interviews with top industry professionals.
  • Publication opportunities.
  • Advisory committee guidance and advice.
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities.
  • Discounts on group-sponsored webinars.
  • Practice Specialty sponsorship on conference speaking proposals.
  • Mentoring services.

Volunteer Advisory Committee

Administrator: Sally Higgins
Assistant Administrator: Lauri Laudano
Content Coordinator: Lori Severson
Secretary: Lauri Laudano
Membership Chair: Mary Vorndran
Awards & Honors Chair: Jim Raley
Professional Development Chair: Scott Harris
Body of Knowledge Chair: Aruna Vadgama
Website/Social Media Chair: Mark Shirley

Join Now Join us on LinkedIn Members Portal


View new and archived practice specialty, branch and common interest group publications. Must be registered under Practice Specialty group to view. 

HealthBeat Tables of Content


Contact Us

Customer Service (M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm)
+1 847 699.2929

American Society of Safety Engineers
520 N. Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068