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What is the International Practice Specialty?

The International Practice Specialty covers hundreds, if not thousands, of topics. The professional aspects of our practice specialty interface and overlap more and more with safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals. An understanding of international regulations and issues is a must for most SH&E professionals. With such a vast field of knowledge to cover, ASSE created the International Practice Specialty.

ASSE has always recognized the need for international professionals in the SH&E arena. The goal of the International Practice Specialty is to develop and to disseminate a Body of Knowledge for the SH&E community. This Body of Knowledge also serves those who wish to become SH&E professionals with interests in international topics.

The practice specialty membership provides many resources. A brief overview of our resources is as follows:

World Focus--The practice specialty publishes a tri-annual newsletter that includes timely articles on issues affecting international SH&E professionals. The newsletter also includes hard-hitting and insightful editorial commentary from the Administrator. Article submission is encouraged. For more information, contact the Administrator.

International Practice Specialty Website--The website contains links to many topics. Additional information found on the website includes Professional Development Conference (PDC) information, Body of Knowledge links, committee activities, current projects and volunteer requests. The International Practice Specialty welcomes your involvement in projects and committees.

PDC Events--The Student Roundtable is an important activity for the International Practice Specialty at the annual PDC. Student mentoring is a key strategic goal. We also sponsor pre- and post-conference seminars, sessions and receptions. Our involvement in providing presentations during general sessions has increased in number and attendance each year. Member involvement during the PDC is encouraged.

Members who would like to participate in future PDC events sponsored by the International Practice Specialty should contact the Administrator.

The International Practice Specialty Advisory Committee --The Advisory Committee is a group of dedicated professionals who give direction to the International Practice Specialty. They meet quarterly to discuss goal setting, assign responsibilities and approve actions. Current projects include the ongoing development of a Body of Knowledge, website expansion, newsletter content and outreach to other professional associations and organizations.

This is a brief explanation of how the International Practice Specialty provides value to its membership. There are many ways in which you can benefit by helping us. Your participation in projects, committees and events will not only help us reach our goals, but will provide you with invaluable experience and contacts as you grow with the SH&E profession. Let us know how we can assist you.

Key Contacts


Administrator: Jack Fearing

Assistant Administrator: Ashok Garlapati

Publication Editor: Adam Neave

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