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sayWhat is the BOK?

The ASSE Body of Knowledge represents a tremendous progression for the Society and the practice of Safety. The BOK is the collected wisdom, experience, processes, and facts that both inform the profession and provide the solid foundation from which continuous improvements and innovative change can occur. Since 1911, ASSE and its members have made countless contributions to the safety, health and environmental profession through its training programs, publications, and research projects. Competency, collaboration, and credibility for the SH&E professional are the desired outcomes of these efforts.

ASSE’s Body of Knowledge (the BOK) builds upon the success of many resources and makes them available in a searchable, interactive database. Dozens of contributors including writers, editors, and peer reviewers are currently updating and enhancing the ASSE body of knowledge. The BOK project is ongoing, and the Society is looking forward to your contributions as an SH&E practitioner as well. Current ASSE members receive full access to all BOK information.


The BOK Contents

The Body of Knowledge contains Topic Areas associated with ASSE's Practice Specialties and Safety Professionals Handbook:

  • Management of Safety Engineering Work
  • Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know
  • Environmental Management
  • Safety and Health Training
  • Workers Compensation
  • Fleet Safety
  • Risk Assessment and Hazard Control
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fire Prevention and Protection
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering

ASSE's Body of Knowledge will assist you in your search for professional guidance, best practices, and policies and procedures as you support the mission and vision your company, and to a greater extent - as you learn and grow during the course of your career, your knowledge will benefit the safety profession and ASSE as a Society.


The BOK Community

When you contribute to the BOK, your input and knowledge will be shared by many others with similar professional aspirations. 


The BOK Editorial Board and Peer Reviewers

Many people have contributed their time and energy to ASSE's Body of Knowledge, including authors, editors, and peer reviewers. Many thanks to those contributors, and their continued efforts to expand the BOK. ASSE and its members have more to contribute as the profession grows, and we encourage others to join us in this endeavor.


What is the BOK?

The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.

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