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Pittsburg State University American Society of Safety Engineers

The American Society of Safety Engineers was founded in 1911, and is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its more than 32,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. ASSE has 16 practice specialties, 151 chapters, 28 sections and 58 student sections. Membership allows SH&E professionals to work together to advance their professional career and status as a safety professional, improve their company's safety performance and advance the overall SH&E profession. We provide tremendous value and a vast array of benefits to meet the needs of SH&E professionals. The more engaged a member is in any of the benefits and Society programs, the more a member gains from their membership. ASSE members also receive extensive information and top-notch professional development opportunities to keep them out in the forefront of the safety profession workforce with the capabilities to improve your company's safety performance.


ASSE membership offers you the opportunity to form beneficial contacts with over 32,000 SH&E professionals across the country and throughout the world at face-to-face at events including the annual Professional Development Conference and exposition, symposia and seminars. Online networking is also provided for many of these events.

Chapters, Society Sections and Regional conferences provide you a local opportunity to build relationships, leadership opportunities, and exchange ideas and concerns with peers in your area.
ASSE career resources provide extensive support to your career advancement needs. Whether you are searching for the top candidate or your next professional opportunity, Nexsteps Job Board enables you to find the best candidates and opportunities in the field. Members can post jobs at a discounted rate.

Leadership Opportunities

Contribute to shaping the future of the safety field by participating in task forces and committees, and working with other safety professionals on issues facing the industry today. Leaders also are provided opportunities to gain additional leadership skill training that assist them in their committee work as well as their job. Skills volunteer leaders gain include: leadership, management, networking, presentation, time management, team work, meeting, project skills and much more!

Many members have shared that they find greater significant personal career growth and concepts to improve their company's safety performance through involvement in ASSE committees. Some committee examples include: standards development, Practice Specialty leadership, government affairs, professional development events, Professional Safety editorial review, technical publications, public relations, educational standards, body of knowledge development, recognition, chapter and region leadership and much more!


General meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month in Room E119 at 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Visit the student organization page.

Safety Lab Hours (Room E119)

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

American Society of Safety Engineers
Heart of America Chapter - American Society of Safety Engineers - Kansas City, MO
ASSE Scholarships
National Safety Council
Workplace HR & Safety: Safety Email Report - September 21, 2010 Issue

Meeting Minutes
September 7, 2010

Membership Application (PDF)