American Society of Safety Engineers

Ag Safety and Health October 26, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF


The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) was formed in 1911 and is the world’s oldest professional safety society. The organization’s mission is to promote the expertise, leadership, and commitment of its members while providing members with professional development opportunities and advocacy and standards development. With over 30,000 worldwide members, the organization works to create safer work environments by sharing information and best practices to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses.

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The Food & Agribusiness Branch of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) provides an avenue for agricultural safety professionals to network and gain knowledge. Examples of the topics addressed by this branch include tractor safety, noise exposure, confined space entry, and so on. Once a person is a member of the Manufacturing Practice Specialty through ASSE, he or she can join the Food & Agribusiness Branch at no additional cost. Click here to visit ASSE website and learn more about the Food & Agribusiness Branch of the ASSE.


Reviewed and Summarized by:
Linda M. Fetzer, Pennsylvania State University –
Dennis J. Murphy, Pennsylvania State University –
Mike Wolf, Agricultural Branch, ASSE –
Aaron Yoder, University of Nebraska Medical Center -


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