The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is seeking a diverse group of occupational safety and health professionals to join its team of instructors now being formed for three education events. The world’s oldest professional safety organization is a longtime industry leader in providing continuing education for workplace safety and health professionals around the world.

ASSP’s call for instructors includes courses to be delivered at SafetyFOCUS Fall 2024 on Oct. 21-25 online; SafetyFOCUS Winter 2025 in February; and Safety 2025 pre- and post-conference in July 2025 in Orlando. “It’s a terrific opportunity for safety and health experts to contribute to the development of their colleagues while advancing our industry, which ultimately will help us better protect workers everywhere,” said ASSP President Jim Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA. “Being a course instructor is truly a rewarding experience.”

Courses range from a half-day to three days and focus on business and leadership skills, construction, fall protection, risk assessment and management, safety management systems and worker well-being. Prospective instructors must identify emerging issues, develop strategies for overcoming safety challenges and aim to expand attendee knowledge and professional skills.

ASSP members serving on the Society’s Council on Professional Development will evaluate all instructor proposals against the following criteria:

  1. Degree to which the proposed course meets ASSP’s education objectives.
  2. Instructor’s presentation skills and teaching experience.
  3. Interest and need for the topic within the occupational safety and health profession.

Interested instructors must submit a separate application for each course, with a maximum of four submissions per instructor. Please direct questions to ASSP’s professional development staff at [email protected]. Course proposals for all three events must be submitted online by April 12. ASSP will notify successful applicants via email by the end of May.

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