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Paving the Way to Professional Excellence

Sunday, October 01, 2017
As a signatory to the Signature accord, ASSE agreed to support the OHS Professional Capability Framework developed by INSHPO. This framework defines the roles, skills, knowledge and qualifications recommended for university-educated OSH professionals and vocationally trained practitioners. It is a consensus document based on a multiyear analysis of data from international professional associations [...]

Engage in ASSE Member Communities

Friday, September 01, 2017
ASSE connects more than 37,000 OSH professionals in 80 countries to a vast range of peers, resources and opportunities. Through these connections and our active participation in these communities, we are growing the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to create a safer, stronger future for workers around the world.

Let’s Promote Our Value

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
In the past few years, most ASSE members have heard the phrase value of the safety profession many times. It refers to the Society’s efforts to advocate for the profession, promote our professional abilities, and demonstrate to key stakeholders who we are and how we contribute to organizational performance. It also encompasses ASSE’s efforts to constantly assess how safety professionals must adapt, [...]

Make a Difference

Saturday, July 01, 2017
As I start my year as Society President, I think of all the volunteer leaders with whom I have worked over the past 38 years in various chapters, work groups, committees and boards of directors. Their passion, combined with their willingness to contribute time, share ideas and support the Society, has truly made a difference. I am committed to continue making a difference and I ask you to help me make [...]

Hail & Farewell

Thursday, June 01, 2017
"Serving as ASSE president this past year has been an opportunity of a lifetime, and I am grateful that members entrusted me to lead this great organization," writes 2016-17 ASSE President Tom Cecich in his final message to members.

Time for a Change?

Monday, May 01, 2017
ASSE's Board of Directors approved two recommendations 1) Change the organization’s name to American Society of Safety Professionals. 2) Adopt a new logo. Both of these changes will now go before the House of Delegates for a vote on June 19.​

The Challenges Facing OSH

Saturday, April 01, 2017
I was recently asked by Safeguard, a New Zealand publication, to share the U.S. perspective on key challenges facing the OSH profession. I’d like to share those thoughts with you as well.


Jim Smith, M.S., CSP
2017-18 ASSE President

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