The Public Sector Practice Specialty (PSPS) fosters information sharing, learning, networking and communication among professionals working for governmental agencies and facilities at federal, state, county, municipal and institutional levels in urban, suburban and rural communities. Through this group, members are given access to technical information specific to public sector safety professionals to allow them to upgrade their skills and attain the knowledge necessary to successfully perform their scope of responsibilities (i.e., emergency preparedness, disaster planning and recovery, campus/school safety, public health, pedestrian safety, water safety and health, road safety, park and recreation safety, storm and weather preparedness and response, public sector workers’ compensation, etc.).


The Public Sector Practice Specialty is sponsoring several sessions at Safety 2017. Click here to see the complete list. Be sure to put them on your calendar.

ASSE Members, join today for just $20!

  • 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

Empower Your Change Drivers – Strategies for Engaging Employees in Safety Culture Improvement
Empowering front-line workers—those who stand to benefit the most from an effective safety process—has been talked about much over the last decade, yet many organizations that start the journey seem to stop abruptly. Regardless of the reason for derailment, a failed attempt can have a lasting negative impact on safety culture.


Volunteer Advisory Committee
Administrator: Leo DeBobes
Assistant Administrator: Lori Schroth
Content Coordinator: Elliot Laratonda
Secretary: Brandon Hody
Membership Chair: Joann Robertson
Awards & Honors Chair: Brandon Hody
Professional Development Chair: Kelly Bernish
Body of Knowledge Chair: Howard Spencer
Website/Social Media Chair: Chris Chaffin and Delaney Jones
Technical Question Coordinator: Lea DeBobes

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