Park Ridge, IL – The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) recently announced it has elevated its collaborative relationship with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the betterment of workplace safety and health nationwide. ASSP has joined OSHA’s Ambassador Program.
The agreement was authorized by ASSP President Diana Stegall, CSP, CFPS, ARM, SMS, CPCU, and OSHA’s Loren Sweatt, principal deputy assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health. The new program builds on ASSP’s role in OSHA’s Alliance Program that began in 2002. It centers on the sharing and dissemination of occupational safety and health data and guidance.
“Organizations with common objectives can make better progress by working together and sharing resources,” Stegall said. “Since the establishment of OSHA nearly 50 years ago, we have built a strong bond by working closely on several projects and sharing expertise when needed. Many OSHA employees are ASSP members and participate on our technical committees.”
Through ongoing engagement, ASSP has consistently supported key OSHA initiatives such as the Heat Illness Prevention Campaign, the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction, and the Safe + Sound Campaign.
ASSP routinely distributes OSHA enforcement and regulatory information to its members and social media followers, drawing attention to occupational hazards and promoting the rights of workers and responsibilities of employers. Both organizations provide the other with opportunities to speak at stakeholder meetings and safety education events throughout the year.