Practice Specialties - International


The International Practice Specialty (IPS) provides a forum for internationally minded occupational safety and health professionals to exchange ideas, information and knowledge-based technology for the protection of people, property and the environment globally. IPS achieves this mission by developing networking opportunities for its members, partnering with other international safety organizations and building a solid infrastructure within ASSE to help share innovative ideas and best management practices. IPS has been instrumental in helping develop and support several international sections and chapters.


If you missed webinar "Insight into BCSP Certifications for HSE Professionals" presented on October 7, 2017, by Region IX Vice President, Ashok Garlapati, CSP, QEP, CFIOSH, you can watch the video.

This initiative, sponsored by the International Practice Specialty and the Kuwait Chapter, underscored the importance of BCSP Certifications for HSE Professionals aiming for the benefit of society(community) and profession and also as part of a continuous efforts to provide valuable learning opportunities and address the latest OSH developments.

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Sample Article

Safety Culture & Behavior: A Global Challenge – Revolutionizing the Safety Management System
Lessons learned repeatedly suggest the necessity for a strong safety commitment from senior management. We must reconsider our traditional way of thinking and safety of our people and facility.


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Administrator: Edwin Yap
Assistant Administrator: Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi
Member Portal Coordinator: Javier Saavedra
Secretary: Holly Elke
Membership Chair: Jitu Patel
Awards & Honors Chair: OPEN
Professional Development Chair: Brian Anderson
Body of Knowledge Chair: Eldeen Pozniak
Website/Social Media Chair: Lyndsey Linnen
Nominations Chair: Carl Heinlein
Advisor and Succession Planning: Kathy Seabrook
Tactical/Operation Plan: Stuart Wood
Historian: Adam Wargon
Global Liaison Coordinator: John Kanouse
Technical Question Coordinator: Edwin Yap

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Certificate in Global Safety Management

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