Current Openings

Is your company looking for a qualified Safety Professional? Contact April Dorsey to have your position posted here!

Note: Recruiter – Please include the date in which the job ad should be removed from the site. If no expiration date is submitted with the job request it will be removed 30 days after publishing.

Proposed Slate of Executive Committee Candidates 2021-2022

The proposed slate of candidates for the Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 Chapter year is listed below:

Ashelyn McConnell-President

President Elect – Christopher Hughes

Treasurer – Alex Norwood

Secretary – Mary Ciesluk

Delegate 1st – Tom Trauger

Delegate 2nd – April Dorsey

Director – Marcus Odorrizi

Director – Wyatt Bradbury

If you are interested in running for a Chapter Executive Committee position or just want more information, please contact any of the committee members at: 

Jerry Rivera:

Thomas Trauger:

Ashelyn McConnell:

Occupational Safety and Health Programs Training Specialist


Job Description

Metro’s Department of Safety and Environmental Management is seeking to hire an Occupational Safety and Health Programs Training Specialist focusing in the areas of Occupational Safety and Safety Training. This position will work on developing, revising, and implementing department policies, safety and analytical reports, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The successful candidate must have experience working in a fast-paced environment, excellent written and oral communication skills, and broad knowledge of and experience in the following (or similar) areas:
Safety Training;
Field Safety Inspections and Audits¿;
Safety Initiatives;
Safety Project Management;
Database Management;
Identifying Safety Hazards; and
Analytical Reporting

Site Safety & Health Officer


Job Category: Field ProfessionalRequisition Number: SITES03468

Posting Detail

  • Full-Time
  • LocationsShowing 1 locationAberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005, USA

Job Details


General Summary

Execute a Corporate worksite Health & Safety program at assigned facility and develop and administer site-specific Health & Safety programs, consistent with established Company policies and in accordance with applicable regulations and standards. Train workforce on safety procedures and requirements. Ensure all elements of contract safety requirements are being followed and adopted. Reports to Site Level Program Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare Accident Prevention Plan (APP)
  • Periodically review the Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) at each service site and for each sub-annex to assess the effectiveness of the Contractor’s overall APP
  • Fully knowledgeable of all safety, environmental, and energy requirements associated with the work employees perform
  • Become familiar with and obey all applicable activity regulations, directives and instructions, including fire, traffic, safety and security regulations
  • Attend meetings, as required by the contract.
  • Audit the workplace for hazards, develop solutions to eliminate those hazards, communicate the solution to other employees and evaluate progress as the solution is implemented.
  • Evaluate hazardous conditions and recommend procedural or administrative controls and/or personal protective equipment.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and deliver safety training to workforce; maintain training documentation and attendance records.
  • Investigate property damage and personal injury accidents to determine cause and methods to prevent recurrence.
  • Prepare incident and accident reports for review by Management and as required by OSHA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Facilitate and execute on Company Safety Program and Culture.
  • Coordinate workers compensation cases with corporate and insurance carrier personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Experience and Skill Requirements

  • Five years of satisfactory experience in preparing and enforcing safety programs on contracts of similar size and complexity -OR- Three years’ experience if he/she possesses a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or safety and health degree.
  • Completed the OSHA 30-hour construction safety class or equivalent.
  • Maintain competency through 24 hours of formal safety and health related coursework every four years.
  • Speak, read, and comprehend English to the extent that they can read and understand printed regulations, detailed written orders, operating procedures, training instructions and materials.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • Associate’s Degree in Safety Management or a related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to convey information effectively in writing and in presentations or speeches to other employees.
  • Familiarity with environmental, Health and Safety regulations and standards.
  • Completion of OSHA 30-hour General Industry course.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of software.

Physical, Environmental and Sensory Requirements

  • Works in office areas as well as throughout the facility.
  • Physical demands include intermittent sitting, standing, and walking, and occasional bending reaching and lifting.
  • Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, etc. but generally not to the point of being disagreeable.
  • Minimal exposure to chemicals such as cleaning solutions; minimal exposure to blood and other bodily fluids.

This job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Refer New Members in the Annual Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

February 2021

ASSP’s annual member referral program returns in 2021. Share the resources ASSP offers with colleagues by using the Refer-A-Friend e-mail tool or by directing potential members to the ASSP website to encourage them to join the Society.

The more people you refer, the more rewards you can earn, such as a 1-year membership extension, an on-demand webinar or a $50 Amazon gift card. For every full member referral, the referring member will receive an entry in the grand prize drawing for a trip to ASSP’s annual professional development conference, which includes full conference registration, 3 nights’ hotel accommodations and a $250 gift card for expenses.

Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award

Website link for application:

The National Capital Chapter of ASSP actively acknowledges the contributions of its members. The Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award is an honor acknowledging the dedication and outstanding contributions of a member to our Chapter. Each year one member is identified through membership nominations.

To be eligible nominees must

  1. Be a Professional Member or Member in good standing of their Chapter and the Society.
  2. Not have received this award within the past five (5) years.
  3. Be engaged in full-time employment in the profession of protecting people, property and the environment.

Nominees are not eligible if they are currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors or the Chapter Awards Committee, or have been elected an ASSP fellow.

All nominations must be submitted to the Chapter by February 1st.

Judging Criteria

  1. The nominee’s most recent three (3) years of activities will be considered as a minimum.
  2. Demonstrated technical expertise in the broad field of safety and a thorough knowledge of the operational aspects of his/her safety employment.
  3. Demonstrated outstanding contributions to the, Chapter or Section, activities, including committee or task force chair, officer, services to members, lecturer at seminars, etc.
  4. Leadership in establishment, maintenance, and improvement of technical or Chapter programs in the organization nominee serves or elsewhere.
  5. Other personal achievements related to safety and health.
  6. Professional contributions to advance the safety profession, such as fostering professional development, public/community services, instructor at educational institutions, involvement in codes and legislation, articles written, work with allied groups, etc.
  7. Awards and innovations, including citations, honors, plaques; or new procedures or systems developed.
  8. Endorsements by superiors and verifications by associates, in the form of letters on appropriate stationery of the employer, Area Director, where applicable and Regional Vice President.

Submit completed SPY applications and supporting documents to the Awards Committee Members: 

Ashelyn McConnell: and Tom Trauger:

Nominations and Elections Committee Notification

In accordance with our Chapter Bylaws the _National Capital Chapter, Article VI, Section 1. Nominations and Elections Committee for Chapter Year 2020-2021 has been appointed.


The newly appointed Nominations and Elections Committee will oversee the election of our 2021-2022 Chapter/Section Executive Committee. Names are as follows:

Jerry Rivera – Committee Chair

Tom Trauger – Committee Member

Ashelyn McConnell – Committee Member

Anyone interested in running for an Executive Committee position should email the Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee Chair- Jerry Rivera: no later than Friday, November 20th.