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Do I have to pay for this membership? Is there any obligations?

What is the difference between “Member” and “Registered User”?

How do I become an ASSE member?

What are the benefits of becoming an ASSE member?

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Do I need permission to upload files?

What file types can be uploaded?

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Do I need to be an ASSE member to utilize the Body of Knowledge?

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No, you do not need to be an ASSE member to use the Body of Knowledge. Some resources are locked and only ASSE members may access them. To have full access to every single document, you can find out more about becoming a member by visiting asse.org.

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What is the Body of Knowledge?

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The Body of Knowledge is a community of resources shared between safety professionals created by American Society of Safety Engineers. Articles, checklists, videos and other materials are available on topic areas associated with ASSE’s Practice Specialties and Safety Professionals Handbook.

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How do I register for the Body of Knowledge?

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To register and gain access to the Body of Knowledge, visit www.safetybok.org/members/account, enter a valid e-mail address and create a password.Your password is private and ASSE will not have access to it. If you are also a member of ASSE, you must use your member e-mail on file with ASSE as well as your member number to sign up. Once you have completed the required information, click the "submit" button. You will receive an e-mail notification shortly.

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How do I login?

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To log in, enter the e-mail you registered with and password on the left side of the page. Passwords are case sensitive.

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I’m logged in but can’t view all the articles. Why?

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The BOK has 2 different levels of access: Registered User and Members Only. A registered user cannot view all resources. You must be an ASSE Member to register under Members Only access. If you are an ASSE Member and are having trouble viewing resources, please contact us at www.safetybok.org/contact.

 

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How do I change my email address in my profile? My company has changed names and this needs to be updated.

I will have to make this change on my end. What do you want your email to be changed to?

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Membership

Do I have to pay for this membership? Is there any obligations?

AM2

The Body of Knowledge is free to use and there are no obligations. The intended use of the BOK is provide a database of resources safety professionals can access easily.

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What is the difference between “Member” and “Registered User”?

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Users that have signed up as a "Member" have unrestricted to access to every resource on the Body of Knowledge; including ASSE publications and other resources. "Registered Users" have limited access to some articles and files.

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How do I become an ASSE member?

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There are two ways to apply for an ASSE membership. Apply online at www.asse.org/membership/becomeamember.php or you may fax/mail in your application. Click here to download a membership application. You do NOT need to be an ASSE member to use the Body of Knowledge.

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What are the benefits of becoming an ASSE member?

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Besides unrestricted access to the Body of Knowledge, a membership with ASSE provides special offers and benefits to safety professionals. Visit www.asse.org/membership/becomeamember.php to view a complete list of benefits offered.

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Adding Resources

How do I upload a file?

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Users may upload files clicking the "Add a Resource" link at the top right of the page or by visiting www.safetybok.org/resources/upload. All uploads are then checked and approved by an ASSE safety professional before it is available to the public.

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Do I need permission to upload files?

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No – you do not need permission to upload files if the materials are your own work. If the materials are not your own work then you would need to notify ASSE via the submission that the materials are not your own and that ASSE would need to approach the original author(s) for final permission to post. During the submission process you are asked to check a box addressing copyright and permission.

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What file types can be uploaded?

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A variety of file types can be uploaded to the BOK. These include but are not limited to: Word Documents, PDFs, Powerpoint Presentations, MP3 files, URLs, Excel Documents, and HTML. At this time videos cannot be uploaded but may be embedded via YouTube, Vimeo or any other video sharing website.

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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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