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About ASSE

Founded in 1911, the American Society Safety Engineers is the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its 33,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. ASSE has 12 divisions and 148 chapters in the United States and abroad. For more information on ASSE, go to



The Middle East Chapter was inaugurated on September 15, 1982 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The Chapter's territory covers the following Arabian Gulf countries: Saudi Arabia - Kuwait - Bahrain - Qatar - United Arab Emirates and Oman. The Middle East Chapter was the first chapter established outside the United States. The current Chapter membership is approximately 320.



The vision of ASSE is to be the premier organization and resource for those engaged in the practice of protecting people, property and the environment, and to lead the profession globally.


ASSE is a global association providing the professional development and representation for those engaged in the practice of safety, health and the environment and providing services to the private and public sectors to protect people, property and the environment.



  • Establish, promote and recognize standards of professional practice. Advocate positions on regulations and legislation.
  • Enhance and promote the ASSE image as the leader in the profession.
  • Establish and maintain an effective and efficient organization for the achievement of the Society's mission.
  • Develop and maintain mechanisms to recruit, retain and nurture the membership.
  • Deliver the highest quality professional development opportunities to enhance competence and to position practitioners for success
  • Gather, encourage and participate in development of the body of knowledge relevant to the profession.