The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has created a new opportunity for emerging occupational safety and health professionals to advance their careers while getting involved in the world’s oldest professional safety organization. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Emerging Professional Award, which will recognize five next-generation safety leaders and place them into a yearlong professional development program.
Nominees must demonstrate leadership, volunteerism and a desire to widely impact workplace safety. Each person will be matched with a mentor who will lead them through the program and increase their ASSP involvement. Highlights include complimentary registration for the Society’s Professional Development Conference and Exposition in June and its Leadership Conference in October. There will be opportunities to engage with ASSP’s Board of Directors at networking events and participate on safety committees.