Our Chapter

ASSP is the world’s oldest and largest professional safety organization. ASSP fosters the development of technical, scientific, managerial and ethical knowledge and competency of safety, health and environmental professionals. We use these skills for the protection of people, property and the environment. A key mission of the Society is to advance the status and promote the advancement of the safety profession.

The Greater Baton Rouge chapter, founded in 1957, currently has 450+ members.  The Chapter is located in the Louisiana Area of Region IV, and the Chapter covers a 10-parish area:  Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. Our chapter activities are guided by our chapter Bylaws.

The chapter leadership is made up of 7 elected executive board positions, and committees. Generally, the chapter host nine meetings per year, with at least four being technical meetings.  The chapter sponsors one student section, that of Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.

The member makeup is diverse with professionals in an array of roles, including safety, health, risk management, process safety, emergency response and the private sector.  The chapter host many opportunities for members to meet, network and exchange ideas.

The purpose of the chapter is to promote the advancement of the safety profession and safety professionals and development of its members.

Chapter Objectives

a) To develop and promote educational programs for obtaining the knowledge required to perform the functions of a safety professional.

b) To develop and disseminate locally, information and materials that will carry out the purposes of the Chapter, the Society, and serve the public.

c) To provide and/or support forums for the interchange and acquisition of professional knowledge among its members.

d) To foster liaison with local organizations of related disciplines.

e) To inaugurate and implement programs and projects in which are consistent with the purposes of the Chapter and the Society.

f) To conduct Chapter affairs in a manner that will reflect the standards, purposes and objectives of the Society.