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the american society of safety engineers

The American Society of Safety Engineers

Environmental Scan

External drivers of change that may affect ASSE and the Profession

Strategic Planning Committee

January 2013

what is an environmental scan
What is an environmental scan?
  • “Environmental scanning is the acquisition and use of information about events, trends, and relationships in an organization's external environment, the knowledge of which would assist management in planning the organization's future course of action.”
    • Choo, “Environmental scanning as information seeking and organizational learning,” Information Research, vol. 7, No. 1, October 2001.
4 mega trends
4 Mega-Trends
  • According to the National Intelligence Council, 4 “Mega-Trends” will form a backdrop for developed and developing economies around the world over the next 15 – 20 years:
    • 1) Individual Empowerment will accelerate substantially.
      • Poverty Reduction: the number of people living in extreme poverty could decline by as much as 50 percent by 2030.
      • Expanding Global Middle Class: middle classes in developing countries are expected to expand substantially; the most rapid growth is expected in Asia with India somewhat ahead of China.
      • Education and the Gender Gap: economic status greatly depends on educational level and women are closing this gap with men.
      • Communications Technologies: wireless communications is accelerating the empowerment of individuals
      • Improving Health: continued progress on health and quality of life for the aging
      • Conflicted Ideological Landscape: the global landscape is becoming increasingly diverse.
4 mega trends continued
4 Mega-Trends (continued)
  • 2) Diffusion of Power: Asia’s weight in the global economy and world politics will exceed North America and Europe, based on GDP, population size, military spending, and technological investment.
    • Limits of Power in 2030: no country will be a hegemonic power as communications technologies enable a shift toward multifaceted networks. Technology is likely to be a great leveler.
  • 3) Demographic Patterns: 4 patterns will shape most countries economic and political condition.
    • Widespread Aging: Countries with an aging population face possible economic stagnation or decline.
    • Shrinking Number of Youthful Countries
    • A New Age of Migration: internal and international migration will be impacted by urbanization and economic opportunities.
    • Increased Urbanization: urban centers can be engines of economic growth.
4 mega trends continued1
4 Mega-Trends (continued)
  • 4) Growing Food, Water, and Energy Nexus: expanding middle class and urban population centers will increase pressures on critical resources, particularly food and water.
    • Energy: demand is expected to rise dramatically due to economic growth in the developing world, production is also increasing.
    • Technology is enabling access to new sources of hydrocarbon-based energy.
u s economy
U.S. Economy
  • Shifting Economy
    • Manufacturing Sector vs. Service Sector
      • Manufacturing sector: make products
      • Service sector: offer services. The definition for the service sector is more expansive and can include anything from restaurant industry to health care industry
    • U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a slight renaissance1, improving competitiveness
      • Cost of production is increasing in China2
      • U.S. is investing in technology, such as robotics, driving down costs
      • Shale gas production boom3
    • Service Sector is about 68% of GDP3 and is growing5
      • Service jobs face wage stagnation 6
  • Employment
    • unemployment rate in the U.S. is currently at 7.7% and is expected to stagnate in the next year, as jobs are being added as well as unemployed people no longer looking for work 7
  • Changing Workplace
    • Working conditions are becoming increasingly more stressful. The prospect of layoffs, outsourcing, temporary employment, and increased job scrutiny, aimed at maximizing productivity, are having a detrimental affect on employees.8
    • Labor workers are facing an increasingly different working environment, in which traditional union structures are being undermined by Right to Work laws9
global economy
Global Economy
  • Shift in relative wealth and economic power roughly from West to East
    • E7 economies (China, India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey) gaining economic prominence
  • Global financial crisis has accelerated shift of economic power to emerging economies1
    • The current G7 economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, USA) are likely to be overtaken by the largest E7 emerging economies by 2020. China is likely to overtake the US by 2020, while India could do so by 2050.2
  • Emerging Economies also experiencing sluggish economies3
  • Manufacturing slows across the globe4
economic and political external stakeholder demands
Economic and Political: External Stakeholder Demands
  • Workers are increasingly factoring sustainability beliefs into their employment decisions1
  • Improved U.S. Corporate Governance
    • US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977
      • prohibits companies from paying foreign government officials or politicians for the purpose of obtaining business
    • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
      • requires companies to make their accounting practices public
  • Emphasis on integrated reporting2
  • Greater emphasis on corporate responsibility at the international level has led to organizations, such as Transparency International, to examine corporate transparency3
    • Transparency International (TI) : “Transparency in Corporate Reporting” looks at three things
      • company’s internal rules and procedures to prevent corruption
      • transparency of its organizational structure
      • whether a firm publishes detailed financial information about its activities in every country where it operates, including how much it pays in taxes and royalties to each government
  • Growing importance of “sustainability”
educational trends
Educational Trends
  • Move towards “global knowledge”1
    • Technology is changing the way national borders are traditionally understood, and as a result education aims at global knowledge.
    • Education will be aimed at globalization, thus increasing demand for international standards so that students can compete for jobs at the global level.
    • Teachers and students are experiencing more of the world. Cross-cultural education is becoming increasingly significant.
      • As part of this cross-cultural education, student mobility around the world has increased. In 2010, more than 4.1 million students were enrolled in higher education outside their country of citizenship. This figure has increased by 99 percent since 2000. In 1975, there were a mere 0.8 million students enrolled in foreign degree programs worldwide. Notably, students from Asia make up 52% of students studying outside their home country. The most popular host countries are the United States (which attracts 17% of all international students), the United Kingdom (13%), Australia (7%), France (6%), and Germany (6%). The United States’ share of international students has declined from 23% to 17% over a decade
  • E-Learning gains popularity2
      • More affordable
      • Delivery of the materials regardless of the learner’s location
      • Websites such as Khan Academy offering instruction in math, humanities, science and economics for free3
          • Khan Academy is “largest school in the world” with 10 million students4
      • Coursera offers college courses, with potential for college credit, for free online5
      • Online learning offered by leading colleges and universities
demographic trends
Demographic Trends
  • World’s working age population is expected to increase 25% between 2010 and 2050. It is expected to increase rapidly in some countries and decrease in others.1
    • Regions expected to be hit the hardest by decrease are Eastern Europe, Russia and parts of Western Europe, including Germany, Italy and Portugal. Countries in Africa, Latin American and South Asia will experience the most increase, with India’s working age population expected to double by 2050.
  • Large immigrant Latino population is expected to stabilize the U.S. working age population. Hispanics already make up a quarter of the U.S. population under the age of 12
  • Minorities are 1/3 of US population, likely the majority by 2040. Spanish language is increasingly important. Increasing proportion of women in the workplace.3
  • Women are also a greater part of the workforce, as women now hold 49.8% of all paid U.S. jobs, own 40% of all businesses and hold 43% executive, administrative and managerial positions in the U.S. economy – which is the narrowest male-female wage gap in history.4
    • The increasing number of women in the workforce poses new questions about the kind of working environment that needs to be sustained.5
  • The younger generation has increasingly differing values, attitudes, behaviors and attains higher level of technoliteracy6
    • “Millenial” generation is less community oriented, more individualistic7
      • “While "there are certainly individual exceptions" to this image of young adults, she says, "overall, the pattern is pretty clear. The trend is more of an emphasis on extrinsic values such as money, fame, and image, and less emphasis on intrinsic values such as self-acceptance, group affiliation and community.””
      • “"Developing a meaningful philosophy of life" decreased the most, across generations, from 73% for Boomers to 45% for Millennials. "Becoming involved in programs to clean up the environment" dropped from 33% for Boomers to 21% for Millennials.”
  • Potentially declining world population8
technology trends
Technology Trends
  • Screen culture
    • SCREEN CULTURE is less of a trend in itself, but more the medium through which so many trends in this Trend Briefing will manifest themselves1
  • “Digital Natives”2
    • Younger generation is accustomed to technology and is reliant on using technology for information and social networking
    • “The post-millennial "digital native," a term coined by U.S. author Marc Prensky in 2001 is emerging as the globe's dominant demographic, while the "digital immigrant," becomes a relic of a previous time.”
    • “Connecting with one another in the modern world requires a knack for social networking and texting, which is the norm for the digital native. But for the immigrant, it can be akin to learning a whole new language”
    • “By 2020, Prensky predicts people across the globe will be plugged into the "AORTA," -- Always On RealTime Access -- a term coined by Mark Anderson, the chief of the Strategic News Service -- specializing in technology news. A future in which people are constantly able to access information and news from anywhere on the planet.”
  • Communications changes
    • New ways to communicate, market
      • Voice-based microblogging (12 million Bubbly users in Asia)3
      • Web chat (Tokkster, ChatID for internet shoppers)4
    • 1.43 billion social network users in 2012, representing a 19.2 percent increase over 2011 figures.5
  • Information
    • As of 2012, nearly 2.27 billion people use the internet worldwide, twice the population of internet users from 5 years ago6
    • Internet search will get “smarter”7
    • Increase in demand for instant gratification from technology8
associations
Associations
  • Associations and professional societies are being impacted by social, technological, economic and political trends
    • Aging populations: with a graying workforce companies may see the age of their workforce span 4 generations
    • Increasing workforce diversity
    • Redefining retirement & “unretirement” among members
    • Increasing intergenerational differences among Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y/Millennials: values & attitudes, behaviors, techno-literacy
    • Increasing interest in philanthropy/volunteer work / Rise in “micro-volunteerism”
    • Growing popularity of online education, on-demand, customized
    • Technology/social media creating new approaches for engagement, communications and marketing
    • Increased economic power of women
    • Rise in US corporate / individual social responsibility
  • Trends have implications for associations, functions, and industry
slide14

Trends in Key Emerging Regions:

China, India, Latin America and the Middle East

china
China
  • China has just seen its biggest power change that happens once per decade
  • New leadership – new direction: Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, pledged to continue targeting the goal of "great renewal of the Chinese nation“ and “advancing of socialism with Chinese characteristics.”1
  • Main three tasks outlined at the Party Congress for the next five years:
    • Increasing people's income,2
    • fighting corruption in the Party ranks3, and
    • Enhancing Party building4
  • 2050 China is expected to be the largest and India the third largest global economies

- with the USA in second place.5

  • China is committed to “speeding up the modernization of national defense and the armed forces.6
  • China’s overall approach is building socialism with Chinese characteristics and “to promote economic, political, cultural, social, and ecological progress.”7
    • This is the first time that ecological progress has been incorporated into the country's overall development plan by the CPC.
      • While economy continues to grow, currently the environmental situation continues to deteriorate.
  • China holds the biggest currency reserves in the world followed by Japan and Russia8
  • China’s rate of commodity consumption and spending power9 is outpacing that of the US
  • Service sector in China remains strong10
  • China is seeking greater partnership with India11
  • CERNET: world’s largest national academic computer network, connects more than 2,000 universities, colleges, middle schools, primary schools and scientific research institutes with more 20 million users12
    • “The network expansion project, which is phase 3 of the CERNET, will begin this year. The goals are to expand the coverage and transmission capacity of the network and to improve its speed and security.”
    • New 10G Internet Link Between China and the United States13
safety organizations in china
Safety Organizations in China
  • State Administration on Work Safety (SAWS)
    • The State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) is an agency directly under the China State Council (governmental body) for overall supervision and regulation of work safety and it is also the working body of the Office of the State Council Work Safety Commission.1

2. China Occupational Safety and Health Association (COSHA)

    • The COSHA (formerly know n as the Chinese Society for Science & Technology of Labor Protection (CSSTLP) was founded in 1983. It is a nationwide, nongovernmental, public-spirited, professional, nonprofit organization established on a voluntary basis by OSH practitioners and entities and registered with the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs.2
    • In September 1988 it became a member of the Asia Pacific Occupational Safety & Health Organization (APOSHO).
    • The COSHA is well supported by the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), and COSHA secretariat is in the same building with the State Administration of Work Safety.

3. China National Institute of Occupational Health and Poison Control

4. Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

standards in china
Standards in China
  • Chinese standards may be either mandatory or voluntary.
    • Mandatory standards have the force of law as do other technical regulations in China. They are enforced by laws and administrative regulations and concern the protection of human health, personal property and safety.
    • All standards that fall outside of these characteristics are considered voluntary standards.1
india
India
  • 2050 India is expected to be the third largest economy, following China and the USA1
  • India’s growth projection has decreased2
  • The Indian economy is the fourth largest economy of the world on the basis of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)3
  • After experiencing a period of slow growth, India’s manufacturing growth at five month high in November4
  • Media attention on India’s worker safety regulations
    • Garment factory fire in Bangladesh, which killed 112 people, has introduced a global media discussion on worker safety5
  • OSH India safety event in October 20126
  • Service sector in India remains strong7
  • Even as India addresses environmental concerns, Indian workers continue to face health threats8
  • Poor working conditions for clothing workers9
  • EU-OSHA presence in India10
occupational safety and health in india
Occupational Safety and Health in India
  • India has had legislation on occupational safety and health for 50 years, but:
    • It is estimated that unsafe work conditions is one of the leading causes of death and disability among India's working population.[1]
    • data released by the ILO [2], estimates that around 403,000 people in India die every year due to work-related problems. It translates into: more than 1,000 workers die every day from work-related diseases; that's about 46 every hour!
    • Other issues:
      • hazardous child labor in India
      • Informal Sector problems - Most workers in India (90%) work in the vast informal sector. The variable and insecure nature of the work means that more and more workers are pushed into taking up hazardous and precarious employment both in the informal economy as well as informal work in the formal sector. 1
safety organizations in india
Safety Organizations in India
  • National Safety Council (NSC) (http://www.nsc.org.in/)
    • A non-profit membership organization that provides various services to its members including training, events and technical periodicals and publications.
    • NSC was set up on 4th March, 1966 by the Ministry of Labour, Government of India 1
  • Directorate General, Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) 2
    • setup in 1945 with the objective of advising Central And State Governments on administration of the Factories Act and coordinating the factory inspection services in the States. The DGFASLI) comprises:
      • Headquarters situated in Mumbai
      • Central Labour Institute in Mumbai
      • Regional Labour Institutes in Chennai, Kanpur, Kolkatta and Faridabad.
  • Ministry of Labour, through DGHASLI and its Regional Labour Institutes, established a One-Year Diploma Course in Industrial Safety
other safety organizations in india that offer safety training
Other Safety Organizations in India that offer safety training
  • Safety Engineers Association, India   http://seaindia.org/
  • Fire & Security Association of India   http://www.fsai.in/
  • Safety Educational Institute
  • National Academy of Fire & Safety Engineering  http://www.nafsindia.com/home.html
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India (ASSE has a newly created student section there)
  • National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR), Hyderabad http://www.nicmar.ac.in/
  • (ASSE has a newly created student section there)
  • Mangalore Institute of Fire & Safety Engineering http://www.mifse.com/index.php?page=568
latin america
Latin America
  • “China replaced the United States as the top trading partner in Brazil and Chile and is on the way to doing so in many others countries in Latin America.”1
    • Latin American growth tied to Chinese economy2
  • Mexican economy now outpacing Brazilian economy3
    • According to some estimates, Mexico could overtake Brazil by 20224
      • high manufacturing costs in China are improving the competitiveness and demand-environment for Mexican factories
      • Mexico increasingly attractive to investors5
      • “China’s rise has affected Brazil and Mexico in opposite ways: China competes with Mexico and buys from Brazil.”6
  • Oil output in Brazil is falling7
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reaches into Latin America to protect workers from serious but preventable occupational illnesses8
  • Work-related accidents and disease policy in Brazil:9
    • “In Brazil, occupational diseases and accidents at work are seen as equivalent from a legal standpoint and legislation concerning such cases is not restrictive. Apart from traditional occupational diseases and repetitive strain disorders, any disease that is proven to be connected with work is liable for compensation.”
    • “A 'work-related accident' is considered narrowly under Brazilian law. It is defined as an accident that results from any event that may cause injury or death, for the duration of an employment contract. However, pension laws have broadened this strict concept to include not only accidents that have a cause directly linked to carrying out a job, but also those in which employment duties contribute indirectly to the accident.”
  • Issues related to corruption improving in the region10
  • Colombia has become a prominent oil producer11
  • Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas (Alba)12
    • Alternative to U.S. led efforts to create Free Trade Area of the Americas
  • Argentine Budget Sees 3.4% GDP Growth in 2012, 4.4% in 201313
middle east
Middle East
  • “Just as the collapse of communism recast Eastern Europe, both in political and business terms, so too can the Arab Spring serve as a watershed moment as vibrant market economies emerge from the rubble of revolution.”1
      • Middle Eastern countries opening up to global markets
      • Growth of Islamic banking
      • Growth of Halal industry
  • Saudi economy grew at 7.1 percent last year2
    • “oil sector continues to dominate the economy, but strengthened budgetary institutions have reduced the linkage between the oil price and the level of fiscal spending, and progress has been made on diversifying the economy”
    • “Supported by increased government spending and supportive monetary policy, overall real GDP is estimated to have grown by 7.1 percent in 2011, with 8 percent growth recorded in the non-oil sector— the highest since 1981. The private sector grew at 8.5 percent, with the construction and manufacturing sectors providing the largest lifts.”
  • Arabian Safety Training Centre (ASTC) in Saudi Arabia3
    • OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Class: “We successfully conducted our 18th class for OSHA 30-Hour General Industry class in Al-Khobar from 8th December to 12th December 2012.”
  • Turkey’s economy is highly dependent on relationship with Europe4
    • “As Turkey's economy is highly dependent on Europe and the financial crisis in the eurozone poses challenges to the country's economic growth. Forty-six percent of Turkey's exports go to the EU and Europe continues to be the main source of Foreign Direct Investement (FDI) to Turkey, with a share of 76 percent. More than 75 percent of the country's tourism comes from Europe.”
    • widening gap between Turkey's exports and imports
  • Turkey seeking to produce oil in Libya5
  • Kuwait economic outlook for 2012 broadly positive6
    • “High fiscal and external surpluses are expected to persist. Inflation is projected to moderate slightly due to a decline in global food inflation. Low implementation rates of the capital budget and legislative bottlenecks could, however, dampen the recovery.”
    • “non-oil primary deficit is above the estimated baseline benchmarks that take into account intergenerational equity in the distribution of oil wealth”
    • “rising public sector wage and pension costs and rapid population growth are expected to exert pressures on public finances in the medium term”
middle east continued
Middle East Continued
  • Despite political instability, investors see potential in Egypt1
    • “The Egyptian market has soared over the last few weeks even though the immediate political and economic outlook for the country has darkened.”
    • “rally illustrates how many investors in countries hit by the Arab Spring uprisings are looking beyond the current turmoil to a point, perhaps a year or two from now, when politics may be more stable and economies are again growing solidly”
  • Egypt GDP slides to 1.5 pct in 2012, to double in 20132
    • “Egypt will not be spared the considerable negative economic spill over from the economic problems in Europe, according to a recently released International Monetary Fund (IMF) report.”
    • “strong oil prices, anemic tourism, social unrest as well as weaker trade with Europe constitute the main sources of concern.”
    • “Despite the relative improvement in GDP, the report does not foresee similar progression on the unemployment front in Egypt. Unemployment rate is forecast to reach 11.5 and 11.4 percent in 2012 and 2013, respectively, up from 10.4 percent in 2011.”
occupational safety in the middle east
Occupational Safety in the Middle East
  • A number of safety organizations are present in the region, providing membership services, training and conferences. These include:
    • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
    • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
    • The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
    • British Safety Council (BSC)
    • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
    • Association for Project Safety (ASP)
occupational safety in the middle east1
Occupational Safety in The Middle East
  • Local OSH organizations include:
    • Arab Labour Organization (ALO)
    • Abu Dhabi EHS Center
    • Local ministries and labor organizations
sh e organizations
SH&E Organizations
  • American Industrial Hygiene
    • Appears to be expanding their offerings in safety, (e.g.: certificate programs)
    • Membership is dedicated to industrial hygiene profession and are active in recognition issues such as governmental affairs.
    • Strong organization with access to government and educational institutions
    • Laboratory accreditation program still makes them a force in scientific related issues and activities.
  • National Safety Council
    • Closest thing to a nationally recognized household name in occupational safety and health.
    • Congressional charter makes NSC the preferred partner for activities with government agencies.
    • Expansion of its extensive library and technical materials (Campbell Institute) to compete with the ASSE Body of Knowledge, (BoK)
    • NSC structure allows for greater access to the highest levels of business leaders.
    • Strong recognition globally also with geographic and industry related safety councils in different countriesand regions.
  • Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (formerly ACHMM)
    • Strong environmental presence
    • Access to 15,000 CHMMs with strong support from the certifying body (IHMM)
    • Conference and AHMP products and services are improving
    • Use of a global/virtual chapter to recruit new members.
sh e organizations1
SH&E Organizations
  • National Fire Protection Association
    • Strong membership and trying to expand their offerings in safety, (e.g.: confined spaces)
    • Membership is dedicated and are active in recognition issues such as governmental affairs
    • Very strong organization with access to government and educational institutions
    • Large and capable staff combining both association management and technical management
    • NFPA Conference appears to compete with ASSE core events, (e.g.: PDC)
  • Global Organizations - IOSH
    • Royal Charter makes IOSH the preferred partner for activities with government agencies in both the United Kingdom and in countries which were formerly colonies
    • Strong and dedicated membership
    • Very strong organization with access to government and educational institutions
    • Large and capable staff combining both association management and technical management
    • Aggressive in the Middle East, Pacific Rim, and India
    • New IOSH leadership could increase global efforts
    • New leadership comes with strong environmental background, which means we may see IOSH get more into environmental issues
  • Smaller niche specific SH&E organizations, (e.g.: NAEM, VPPPA, NSMS, CSHEMA)
    • Niche backgrounds compete against ASSE practice specialties and common interest groups
    • Provides an alternative to ASSE geographic structure
    • These niche organizations are offering more products and services are improving, (e.g.: CSHM)
competitors aiha
Competitors: AIHA
  • Situational Analysis-American Industrial Hygiene Association
    • Appears to be expanding offerings in safety (e.g.: certificate programs)
    • Membership is dedicated to industrial hygiene profession
      • Active in recognition issues, including governmental affairs
    • Strong organization with access to government and educational institutions
    • Laboratory accreditation program still makes them a force in scientific issues and activities.
  • Stats
    • Membership: 10,000+
    • Staff: 37
    • Professional development:
      • Conferences (AIHce, PCIH, AIHA OH/EHS Conference & Exhibition, Future  Leaders Institute)
      • e-Learning (webinars, webcourses)
      • Face to Face Training (Onsite Training, International Training, Road Course and Symposia)
      • AIHce On Demand (archived PD sessions)
competitors national safety council
Competitors: National Safety Council
  • Situational Analysis
    • Most nationally recognized household name in occupational safety and health
    • Congressional charter makes them the preferred partner for activities with government agencies
    • Expansion of its extensive library and technical materials (Campbell Institute) similar to ASSE Body of Knowledge database
    • NSC structure allows for greater access to the highest levels of business leaders
    • Strong recoginitionglobally also with geographic and industry related safety councils in different countries and regions.
competitors alliance of hazardous materials professionals formerly achmm
Competitors: Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (formerly ACHMM)
  • Situational Analysis
    • Strong environmental presence
    • Access to 15,000 CHMMs with strong support from the certifying body (IHMM)
    • Conference and AHMP products and services are improving
    • Use of a global/virtual chapter to recruit new members.
others
Others

National Fire Protection Association

  • Situational Analysis
    • Strong membership and trying to expand their offerings in safety, (e.g.: confined spaces)
    • Membership is dedicated and are active in recognition issues such as governmental affairs
    • Very strong organization with access to government and educational institutions
    • Large and capable staff combining both association management and technical management
    • NFPA Conference appears to compete with ASSE core events, (e.g.: PDC)

Smaller niche specific SH&E organizations, (e.g.: National Association for Environmental Management-NAEM; Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association – VPPPA; NSMS; Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association- CSHEMA)

  • Niche backgrounds compete against ASSE practice specialties and common interest groups
  • Provides an alternative to ASSE structure, currently geographically determined
  • These niche organizations are offering more products and services are improving, (e.g.: CSHM)
global osh organizations iosh
Global OSH Organizations: IOSH
  • Situational Analysis
    • Royal Charter makes the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) the preferred partner for activities with government agencies in both the United Kingdom and in countries which were formerly colonies
    • Strong and dedicated membership
    • Very strong organization with access to government and educational institutions
    • Large and capable staff combining both association management and technical management
    • Aggressive in the Middle East, Pacific Rim, and India.
    • New IOSH leadership could increase global efforts.
    • New leadership comes with strong environmental background, which means we may see IOSH get more into environmental issues
  • Stats
    • Membership
      • 6 categories (International members organized within these categories)
      • 41,000+ members (5,400 new members this year)
      • Chartered Fellow: membership is 139 pounds a year
    • Staff: 150
    • Gross income: 10,461,000 pounds sterling
    • Budget: 9 million pounds sterling
    • Reserves: 7,632,000 pounds sterling
    • R and D fund: 522,000 pounds sterling
    • Professional development offerings:
      • Training
      • Conferences
        • IOSH 2012 - 930 delegates
        • IOSH Middle East Conference
        • Safety and Health Expo
        • South Africa Conference – very first this year, in conjunction with OSH EXPO Africa (June 18-19, 2013)
global osh organizations nebosh
Global OSH Organizations: NEBOSH
  • Situational Analysis: National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health
    • Founded in 1979 as an independent examining board; major provider of international OSH credentials.
    • “A UK-based independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety and environmental practice and management.”
    • Rapidly expanding international qualifications provider - develops syllabi for its qualifications and sets assessment methodology, while courses are delivered by NEBOSH Accredited Course Providers
    • Provides 4 international qualifications – 3 types of certificate and an international diploma
    • Qualifications are recognized by IOSH, IIRSM (International Institute of Risk & Safety Management), and IEMA
    • It offers three levels of qualifications, Award (basic), Certificate (broader), Diploma (broadest) – diploma is equivalent to a level 6 in the UK NQF, roughly the same as an associate’s degree in the US
    • More than a third of all NEBOSH examinations are taken outside of the UK, now available in Russian, Arabic, and Mandarin
  • Stats
    • Diploma/Certificate/Award holders:
    • Courses:
      • Taken by about 35,000 candidates annually
      • More than 400 Course Providers in 33 countries globally, 84 Course Providers are outside the UK
    • Budget: Revenue is approximately 5.6 million pounds sterling
other organizations standards
Other Organizations: Standards
  • Domestic: ASTM
    • Strong membership with an emphasis on technical competence
    • Capable occupational safety, health, and environmental standards committee
    • ASTM has moved also into the global arena with the name change to ASTM International
    • Standards rival to ANSI and other standards developing organizations such as NFPA
  • Domestic: NFPA
    • Expansion to occupational safety and health standards (confined spaces)
    • We regarded and respected
    • Large professional members with diverse expertise and experience
    • Significant access to all levels of government
    • High visibility standards such as the National Electric Code
  • International - ISO
    • Supported on a global level by business, labor, and government
    • Access to the highest level of private and public sector
    • Growth of international standards implementation could potentially negatively impact the domestic standards market.
    • The United States overall still does not have the appreciation of international standards as compared to other countries.