WHY BECOME A MEMBER?
The Alberta Society of Health and Safety Professionals (ASHSP) is dedicated to making the field of occupational health and safety (OHS) into fully-recognized professions protected by law. This means legally protected titles, scope of practice protection (e.g., certain high-risk health and safety work will require a certified professional), and the creation of a self-regulated professional body to ensure the competency and good practice of those professionals who protect the health and safety of workers.
By becoming a member, you are showing your support to transform the filed of OHS into a fully-recognized and legally protected profession. You will also show your support for the following (Guiding Principles of the ASHSP):
Other benefits include the following:
Become a member today. Be part of history by helping create the modern occupational health and safety profession.
The ASHSP is a registered Society in Alberta seeking to become the Professional Association in Alberta. As a Society, membership categories are not necessary as they confer no special title or scope of practice; therefore, there is only one category at this point: member.
Original membership categories proved to be too narrow and limiting for the very broad scope of this field. Learning from the original categories, the ASHSP is currently determining what membership categories are appropriate for the future Professional Association, and we have simplified our membership process accordingly.
1. General Member
The fee for membership in the ASHSP is currently $100.00 per year, and applies to those applicants who have any of the following certifications/designations:
2. Student Member
An applicant may be eligible for a fee of $50.00 per year.
This may be applied to applicants who have completed, or are currently enrolled in, an educational program that meets the requirements for certification with the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygiene, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals, Canadian Society for Safety Engineering, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, International Organization for Safety and Health, or other as approved by the ASHSP Registration Committee.
3. Supporter Member
Supporters of the ASHSP mission, but who do not practice health and safety, may also join for a fee of $100.00 per year. This may apply to any person who, in the opinion of the Registration Committee, may bring improved diversity, enhanced dialogue, and strengthened relationships with groups of individuals associated with the occupational health and safety profession. Examples include business directors/owners, lawyers, etc.
STEP 1 - Complete the online application
Application results in the creation of your ASHSP profile. Instructions for application:
STEP 2 - Registration Committee Review
The Registration Committee will review your application and notify you of the results of the review. Successful applicants will have their membership activated. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted, as will applicants who may be required to submit further information.
STEP 3 - Payment
Successful applicants will be invoiced upon activation of their membership by the ASHSP Registrar.
Feel free to add ASHSP Member in your signature block!
However, let it be known that the ASHSP initialism is not the same as post-nominal letters and therefore should not be used after a person’s name. To do so would be potentially misleading to a reader who may assume that these letters mean that you have successfully met and maintain standard. Once the ASHSP is successful in becoming the regulatory association (through the support of members such as yourself) there will be legally protected titles that may be used after a name.