American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) connects OSH professionals across all industries, genders, generations and ethnicity, and enables them to engage with one another on a global scale.
The organization was founded in the wake of the March 25, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, where lack of safety measures caused the death of 146 garment workers. American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is a global organization of more than 37,000 occupational safety and health (OSH) professional members who manage, supervise, research and consult on work-related OSH concerns in all industries, government and education. The Society’s members use risk-based approaches to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
Benefits of becoming a member
- Professional Community and Networking Opportunities
- Safety Education and Training: ASSP deliver enriching member-discounted learning opportunities in a range of formats, from webinars, online courses and micro-learning, to conferences, symposiums, certificate programs and certification preparation courses.
- Access to Safety Publications
- Access to career support
Membership type and qualification
Membership is for those involved in all aspects of the safety industry. Annual dues are $170, plus local chapter and optional practice specialty/common interest group community fees.
1. Professional Member
Professional membership is for individuals with specific designations or education. Annual dues are $170, plus local chapter and optional practice specialty and common interest group fees. To qualify as a professional member within ASSP, you must meet one of the three following criteria:
You must have acquired either the CSP or CIH certification.
Or, you must have a doctorate-level degree in an OSH field and 5 years of OSH experience.
Or, you must have your bachelor’s degree and 5 years of OSH experience, along with one of the following certifications:
- Professional Engineer (P.E.)
- Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
- Certified Health Physicist (CHP)
- Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
- Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
- Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA)
- Chartered Member-IOSH (CMIOSH)
- Chartered Fellow-IOSH (CFIOSH)
- Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)
- Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S)
- Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN)
- Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST)
- Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
- Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM)
- Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
- Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP)
- Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP)
Student membership is for individuals pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree in a safety-related program. Student dues are $15 per year and include one free practice specialty and common interest group. Student applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in an undergraduate or advanced safety-related degree program at an accredited college or university. Applications must include faculty advisor verification.
We offer reduced dues to members who are active-duty personnel in any branch of the U.S. military whose job involves OSH, as well as to members who are military reservists whose job involves OSH and who are on active duty (beyond the annual two-week commitment). We will request proof of active service.
As a military member, your benefits Include:
- Annual dues of $15 until one year after separation (chapter dues are additional)
- Free membership in our Public Sector Practice Specialty/Military Branch
- Unlimited access to on-demand webinars
- Digital subscription to Professional Safety (PSJ)
When you apply online, please select the Public Sector Practice Specialty and the Military Branch, and enter promo code MILMEM at checkout to receive reduced dues.
Emeritus membership is available to ASSP members who are retired but want to stay connected. Retiring but want to stay in touch with the occupational safety and health (OSH) community? Retiring from the OSH profession but want to retain your affiliation with ASSP? Reclassify your membership today by sending an e-mail to ASSP’s Customer service staff.