American Society of Safety Engineers
Founded in 1911, American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its more than 30,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. ASSP is a full-service organization for its members, and the public, providing key information and action on occupational safety, health and environmental issues and practices. ASSP members work to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, to create safer work and leisure environments and to develop safer products, enhancing the quality of life. These efforts lead to positive bottom line results for businesses as they realize a reduced rate of injuries and illnesses leading to a reduction in lost work time, absenteeism, workers compensation costs, health care costs, and lower employee turnover rates. They also experienced increased production rates, increased employee morale and a positive corporate reputation.