Who is ASHSP?
The Alberta Society of Health and Safety Professionals (ASHSP) is a professional association incorporated in the Province of Alberta under the Societies Act on November 27, 2017.
The ASHSP is seeking to have the practice of health and safety in Alberta recognized as a true Profession, with legally protected title, scope of practice protection, and a Professional Regulatory Organization to provide oversight and protect the public interest and safety of Albertans
Currently, in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS), there is no legal title protection or scope of practice protection. This means anyone can call themselves an OHS professional and claim to be competent in understanding, interpreting, and applying OHS legislation and best practices.
There are a number of OHS practitioners, both certified and uncertified. Though some possess the necessary skills, aptitude, knowledge, and training to do the job well, there are others who do not possess such attributes.