American Society of Safety Professionals


The American Society of Safety Professionals is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals.

About Us

For more than 100 years, we have supported occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals in their efforts to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. We provide education, advocacy, standards development and a professional community to our members in order to advance their careers and the OSH profession as a whole.

Who We Are

Informative: Sharing knowledge is at the heart of what we do — through symposiums, networking events, continuing education offerings, our professional journal and more.

Established: Since 1911, we have been the most respected advocate for workplace safety and health professionals, working hard to advance the profession and the individuals who choose it.

Connected: With more than 38,000 members in 80 countries around the world, we connect safety and health professionals to a vast community of peers, resources and opportunities.

Passionate: Our members are dedicated to making the world a safer and healthier place. We share their dedication and are passionate about helping them achieve their goals.

Interested in becoming a member?

Learn more

Our Passion. Our Profession. Our Place

As safety professionals, our members put their passion to work everyday protecting people and improving their performance. Through their membership and active participation in ASSP they are able to connect with great people to develop great resources, all to ensure a safer, stronger future.


Our identity is rooted deep in history. ASSP was founded in response to one of history’s worst workplace disasters. Learn more about our history and the catastrophic event that launched us into existence — spurring us to fight for workplace safety alongside our members.

Society Structure

Talented volunteers collaborate with the ASSP staff to advance the occupational safety and health profession. More specifically, ASSP staff members are association management professionals who operate the organization’s core functions, products and services. The ASSP Board of Directors is a group of industry professionals who have been nominated and elected to serve by their fellow members.


The ASSP Foundation

The ASSP Foundation is our charitable arm. Chartered in 1990, the Foundation receives contributions from ASSP members and their families, our chapters and regions, and corporations motivated to support the safety profession.

The Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and professional education grants, and provides resources for educational advancement, leadership development and research.

Visit for more information