ASSE History

Founded in 1911, the non-profit American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization. ASSE is a global organization that works to advance the technical, scientific, managerial and ethical knowledge and skills of occupational safety, health and environmental professionals, and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE provides such services as education, public affairs, government affairs, and involvement in national and international safety standards development, technical publications and timely and ongoing communications on safety advancements worldwide.

It's more than 30,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in all industries, government, insurance and education. Safety professionals work to prevent accidents, injuries and occupational diseases, create safer work and leisure environments and develop safer products.

ASSE has 149 chapters, 56 sections and 64 student sections within eight regions. There are members in 64 countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Egypt. Chapters offer localized membership services, issue advocacy, networking and professional development opportunities through seminars, conferences, meetings, and newsletters.