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Professional Organizations

Overview

As a safety professional, it is vital that you stay up-to-date with the latest safety information. The professional organizations below support workplace safety and health. When you maintain a membership with one or many of the associations below, you not only stay current as a safety professional but also take the right steps to advance in your career.

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Air & Waste Management Association

The Mission of A&WMA is to assist in the professional development and critical environmental decision-making of our members to benefit society. The core Purpose of A&WMA is to improve environmental knowledge and decisions by providing a neutral forum for exchanging information.

www.awma.org
Amercian Biological Safety Association (ABSA)

The ABSA was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world

www.absa.org
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

ACGIH is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health. For over 75 years, ACGIH has been respected for its dedication to the industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety industries.

www.acgih.org
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization devoted to achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards for its members. More than half of 10,000 members are certified industrial hygienists (CIHs), and many hold other professional designations. AIHA administers comprehensive education programs that keep occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals current in the field of industrial hygiene.

www.aiha.org
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the world's oldest professional safety society. ASSE promotes the expertise, leadership and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy and standards development. It also sets the occupational safety, health and environmental community's standards for excellence and ethics.

www.asse.org/
Health Physics Society (HPS)

The health physicist's job is to manage the beneficial use of ionizing radiation while protecting workers and the public from potential hazards. The Health Physics Society is dedicated to making sure that health physicists have the information and capabilities to do this. The Health Physics Society also has a goal of providing information for the public to assist in the understanding of the field of health physics. We invite you to explore our website and click on any features that might be of interest to you.

www.hps.org
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds. The Society was founded in 1957. It has 23 technical groups and numerous local and student chapters.

www.hfes.org
Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM)

ISHM issues professional credentials for Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM), Associate Safety and Heatlh Manager (ASHM), and Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP).

www.ishm.org
The International System Safety Society (ISSS)

The International System Safety Society is a non-profit organization supporting safety professionals worldwide. With a wide range of individual and corporate members, the Society is affiliated with major corporations, educational institutions and other agencies. The system safety concept focuses on the application of systems engineering and systems management to the process of hazard, safety and risk analysis.

www.system-safety.org
National Safety Council (NSC)

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to make an impact where the most preventable injuries and deaths occur, in areas such as distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety and beyond the workplace, particularly in and near our homes.

www.nsc.org
National Safety Management Society (NSMS)

One of the purposes of the National Safety Management Society is to promote the advancement of the safety/loss control function through the application of management principles. Through our programs we seek to assure broad dissemination and implementation of a unique philosophy and concept for enhancement of the safety management profession.

nsms.us
Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Our mission is to help nonprofit leaders cope with uncertainty. We offer a wide range of services, from RISK HELP™ to Web tools, in-person and virtual training, and affordable consulting help. We provide reliable advice and practical help on risk issues ranging from employment practices, to risk oversight and governance, enterprise risk management, fraud prevention, financial risk management, and youth protection.

www.nonprofitrisk.org
Public Agency Rish Management Association (PARMA)

PARMA is a professional community of California public agency personnel with responsibility for risk management, and a network of risk management service providers. PARMA is dedicated to providing relevant, career-long educational opportunities, information on the latest risk management trends and best practices, and the resources public entities need to manage a broad spectrum of risk in an ever-changing environment.

parma.com/
Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)

As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries.

www.rims.org
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has over 4500 members globally and over 60 regional chapters.

www.sfpe.org
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM includes a global membership of more than 250,000. The Society has members in 140 countries and offices in India and China. With a staff of more than 350, there are more than 30 specialized departments within SHRM to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available. As an influential voice, SHRM is committed to advancing the human resource profession to ensure that HR is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.

www.shrm.org
Semiconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association (SESHA)

SESHA is the premier Environmental, Safety & Health association serving the high technology and associated industries. We provide value to our members through education and professional development.

www.semiconductorsafety.org
Work Safe

Worksafe is a California-based organization dedicated to eliminating all types of workplace hazards. We advocate for protective worker health and safety laws and effective remedies for injured workers. We watchdog government agencies to ensure they enforce these laws. We engage in campaigns in coalition with unions, workers, community, environmental and legal organizations, and scientists to eliminate hazards and toxic chemicals from the workplace.

www.worksafe.org