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August 2014

Submit an Article

“The safety specialist must strive not only to reduce incidents but also to document and share lessons learned along the way.”

Those words, from ASSE Fellow and a long-time member of the journal’s Editorial Review Board Dr. Milton Rhodes, could not be truer. Writing for the journal is a great way to contribute to the profession’s body of knowledge, advance current practice, and encourage dialogue about issues facing the SH&E profession today and in the future. It's also a great way to gain professional recognition and earn CoC credits.

Each manuscript submitted to Professional Safety is evaluated by ASSE's eight-member Editorial Review Board. The documents below provide writing tips, additional information on submission requirements and details on the journal's referencing format.


PS Mentors

These individuals—all of them published PS authors—have volunteered to mentor prospective authors. Please feel free to contact them with questions about your article, potential topics and other writing issues.

Editorial Review Board

Professional Safety is blind peer-reviewed by the members of ASSE's Editorial Review Board. The current members of that group are:

  • Frank J. Bruzzese, M.S., CSP, CIH, CPCU
  • Salvatore Caccavale, CHMM, CPEA
  • Frank G. D’Orsi, CSP, ARM Chair
  • David A. Dodge, P.E., CSP
  • Devendra Kotecha
  • Todd Loushine, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CIH
  • Steve Minshall, CSP, CIH
  • Howard B. Spielman, CSP, CIH

Submission Questions

Please direct all submission questions to

Other Submissions

Professional Safety welcomes the submission of event announcements, new product information and general news stories of interest to occupational safety and health professionals.

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Share your safety-related jokes, anecdotes, favorite quotes and safety photos for inclusion Etc. Be sure to include your contact information for follow-up questions. (Submit)

Best Practices Articles

The journal welcomes bylined, practical application-oriented articles for publication in the Best Practices section (1,200 to 1,800 words). (Submission guidelines)
Examples of Best Practices articles

Vantage Point

Vantage Point articles provide a forum for authors with distinct viewpoints to share their ideas and opinions with ASSE members and the SH&E community. The goal is to encourage and stimulate critical thinking, discussion and debate on matters of concern to the SH&E profession.


Provide event date and location, sponsoring company and contact phone, e-mail and URL. Please send information at least three months in advance of the event. (Submit)

News Items/Story Ideas

These are included in the Safety Matters section of the journal. Please include contact information for follow-up questions. (Submit)

Product Pulse

Provide product releases; hi-res digital images and contact information for follow-up questions. (Submit)

Reader Forum

Readers are encouraged to comment on stories, features and news reported in the journal. Be sure to include your contact information. (Submit)

Worth Reading

If you’re interested in submitting a review of current literature, book or other publication of interest to SH&E professionals, contact us. The best book reviews discuss the book within the context of personal experience. The reviewer draws upon his/her life and professional experiences to discuss the book and relate to the reader. Here’s an example.



Columns & Other Sections

President's Message

2014 - ASSE President Patricia M. Ennis, CSP, ARM

PS Asks

Safety management systems

Leading Thoughts

Connecting coaching and love

Best Practices

Confined space entry training

Safety Photo Gallery

A collection of safety photos featured each month in PS.

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