ASSP Foundation

Aug 24, 2017

The ASSP Foundation will begin accepting applications to its 2018 Scholarship and Grant Program on September 1!

As a leader in the safety community, you’re in a unique position to share this information with each of your chapter’s members and encourage them to advance their education and career. Students in undergraduate and graduate programs can apply for scholarships with values up to $15,000. For working professionals, every ASSE member can benefit from a professional education grant, which would provide funding to take certification courses, complete exam preparation workshops, attend conferences or similar events, take college courses, and more.

More than $350,000 is available to safety students and professionals this year thanks to the generosity of the safety community. Don’t let the opportunity pass you or your colleagues by!

Learn more about the program or apply online at The deadline to apply to the program is Friday, December 1 at 11:59pm EST. Award recipients will be announced in April, 2018.

ASSP Name Change

Aug 17, 2017


The proposed organizational name change to the American Society of Safety Professionals passed by membership vote. After verifying ballots, 4,918 votes were received out of 35,138 eligible for a return rate of 14%. 74% (3,651) of votes are in favor, 26% (1,267) opposed.

We plan to implement use of the new organizational name and brand in alignment with SAFETY 2018, June 3-6, in San Antonio, TX and the launch of our new website. Until then, the organization will conduct business as usual as the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Please contact with any questions.

“Our members have clearly voiced that the American Society of Safety Professionals better reflects our diverse membership. Workplace safety is constantly evolving, so our society must adjust as well to remain strong and relevant while growing our profession.”

– Jim Smith, M.S., CSP, ASSE President

Upcoming Monthly Meeting Topics with tentative locations

Jul 24, 2017

September 19, 2017 – Damage Control

October 17, 2017 – OSHA Update/Electronic Reporting – Lackawanna College

November 21, 2017 – Challenges in employee Training (Young Workers, lack of functional skills, etc.) – Location TBD

January 16, 2018 – Workplace Violence & Site Security – SWN

February 20, 2018 – Recognizing Drugs/Legal & Illegal Drugs – Mia Products

March 20, 2018 – Professional Development Conference – Location TBD

April 17, 2018 – Managing Injuries/Illnesses – Watch outs, warning signs, etc. – Location TBD

May 15, 2018 – Material Handling & Warehouse Safety – Location TBD

June 19, 2018 – Open topic for member request

Establish a Safety Fund

Aug 10, 2015

Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.

WISE Mentoring Program

Aug 10, 2015

The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties. If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSP WISE website for more information.