About Us

The Alberta Society of Health and Safety Professionals (ASHSP) is dedicated to elevating the field of occupational health and safety (OHS) in Alberta 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.

Show Your Support

By becoming a member, you are showing your support to transform the field of OHS into a fully-recognized and legally protected profession. You will also show your support for the following (Guiding Principles of the ASHSP):

  • Competent, capable and ethical health and safety professionals are integral to the success of worker health and safety management systems and risk management programs for organizations.
  • Competent, capable and ethical health and safety professionals help to reduce/eliminate workplace injury and illness; incompetent health and safety practitioners may endanger the lives of workers.
  • The health and safety profession must be regulated by law (e.g., title protection and scope of practice protection) to ensure the competency, capability and ethics of persons working in this vital profession
  • It is in the public interest (i.e., workers, worker’s families and loved ones, health care resources, insurance programs, business, and the economy) to ensure the competency of health and safety professionals.

Shaping A Profession

Also, by becoming a member, you can help shape the profession. When the ASHSP obtains status as a self-regulatory body established under law, it will be the first of its kind in the world. To pioneer this initiative, you have opportunity to be involved in the following programs/committees/leadership positions:

  • Practice Review Committee (setting competency requirements, Alberta-specific standards, educational requirements, educational accreditation standards, experiential requirements, and continuing education requirements);
  • Disciplinary Committee (establishing Professional Code of Conduct and disciplinary process);
  • Registration Committee (reviewing applications for membership); and
  • Executive Committee/Board of Directors (governing body and personnel leading this initiative)
  • Engagement Committee (building membership and stakeholder engagement through information sharing, presentations, stakeholder engagement, being an ASHSP ambassador).

Other benefits include the following:

  • Listing on the membership directory (ASHSP website);
  • Regular updates on the ASHSP’s progress;
  • Participation in the Annual General Meeting with full voting rights.

Become a member today. Be part of history by helping create the modern occupational health and safety profession.