ASSE Members to Vote on Dues Increase

Being an ASSE member provides many benefits to OSH professionals—whether pursuing skills development, leadership opportunities or networking, accessing best practices, influencing consensus standards or striving to change public policy.

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Here are just a few examples:

  • ASSE members saved more than $190,000 on professional development costs in the past 2 years.
  • ASSE members saved more than 33% when purchasing voluntary consensus standards that represent the latest developments in practice.
  • ASSE members have 24/7 free access to a wide range of resources, including more than 20 on-demand webinars, an extensive collection of peer-reviewed articles from Professional Safety and Journal of Safety, Health and Environmental Research, and nearly 11,000 assets in the Society’s Body of Knowledge database.

Delivering such benefits, continuously improving them and developing new products/services to meet emerging needs requires financial strength. That strength is based on a mix of revenue from member dues and nondues sources (e.g., conference registrations, advertising, book sales). After a comprehensive analysis of that mix for ASSE, the Finance Committee and Board of Directors have proposed to seek a dues increase of $30 to be implemented at a rate of $10 per year for 3 years.

Members can find learn more on ASSE’s dues proposal web page. The site contains FAQs, a link to an on-demand webinar that explains the business reasons supporting the proposal, and facts and testimonials about the value of ASSE membership. The site also provides a form that members can use to share comments with their community delegate (i.e., chapter, region, practice specialty, common interest group), who will vote on this proposal during the House of Delegates meeting on Monday, June 19, 2017, in Denver, CO.