Chapter Governance Bylaws

This past March, delegates made the historic decision to transition the House of Delegates to an Advisory Group, amending the ASSP bylaws to effect the change. ASSP has updated all governing documents to reflect this change, including the model chapter bylaws. Per the chapter affiliation agreement, chapters are required to maintain bylaws that are aligned with the model chapter bylaws. Chapter members will need to vote to amend our chapter’s bylaws to bring them into alignment with these updates. Please watch your inbox for an email to review the redline copy of our chapter’s bylaws with the proposed amendments and an e-ballot to vote on these changes.

Upcoming Events


The North Florida Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals was chartered in 1952 and currently has more than 150 members. Professional meetings are held nine times per year in the Jacksonville area. Meeting notices are distributed and RSVP’s are returned by email. If you are a member of ASSP and are not receiving notices by email, please email the Secretary.

Meeting Fees

There is no charge for the virtual meetings however, if you are in a position to make a payment of the normal meeting fee via PayPal, it is appreciated. The North Florida Chapter proceeds annually go to:

  • ASSP Scholarship fund – $1k to $3k per year.
  • Membership in NE Florida Safety Council $500 to $1k per year.
  • Sending chapter members to ASSP Leadership Training $1k to $2k per year.
  • Sending chapter President or President Elect to required regional meetings – $500 to $1k per year.
  • Food for meetings (when they are in-person) – $200 to $275 per meeting.

If you are not able to pay, it is important that you continue to attend anyway. There is an ASSP national program in-place to help members in certain situations pay their annual dues if they are unable to. Contact Dan Hempsall, Chapter President or another chapter leader for details.