The new ASSP Certification and Accreditation Institute LLC, an independent entity of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), has begun working with companies to certify their workplace safety and health processes to established standards that demonstrate a commitment to quality. The institute’s certification mark, which confirms adherence to specific standards, reflects a company’s investment in occupational safety and health management and is expected to provide a competitive advantage in the industry.
The creation of the institute further drives the evolution of workplace safety and health worldwide. The fee-based program certifies an applying organization based on recognized voluntary national and international consensus standards. The ASSP Board of Directors approved the initiative in April and the institute launched its web page in August. The institute is partnering with an accredited third-party registrar, Orion Registrar Inc., to carry out the audits, verify the results of the assessment and issue a certification mark when all requirements are met.
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.
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.