In keeping with the needs of an ever-changing industry, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ annual professional development conference and exposition provides a forum for thousands of attendees to learn about the latest issues and trends in the environmental health and safety profession. This year’s meeting will take place in Baltimore, June 13-16.
The range of topics combined with the quality of speakers makes the ASSE conference program among the most engaging in the industry. The sessions provide leading edge education tied to the hands-on opportunities that can be seen on the exhibit floor.
ASSE’s conference offers 200 concurrent education sessions including some sessions in Spanish, features 20 subject areas, hosts on average 400 exhibitors, and offers several networking opportunities and events.
International Fall Protection Symposium
The 7th International Fall Protection Symposium (IFPS) will be held June 16-17, 2010, at the Baltimore Hilton in conjunction with Safety 2010. Attracting safety practitioners and scholars from around the world, the IFPS provides an international, multidisciplinary platform for attendees to discuss and learn about the latest tools and methods for controlling and eliminating falls.
David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA (invited) â€” Occupational Safety and Health Discussion
New Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels is invited to share his insights and respond to questions from our panel moderator. He will address the key issues and concerns of SH&E professionals on the activities and impact of the regulatory, standards development and compliance assistance efforts of the federal government.
The conference’s matrix of educational sessions for a broad range of practice areas, industries and interest areas includes:
- Safety Management
- Regulatory Issues/Government
- Career/Personal Development
- International Issues
- Risk Management/Insurance
- Environment/Hazardous Material
- Business Skills
- Fire Protection
- Health/Industrial Hygiene
- Emergency Management/Security
- panish Language Sessions
- Executive – NEW
The Executive Summit Panel will discuss senior management’s views on the importance of employee safety and health and the expectations business and industry leaders have on the role of safety and health professionals. Understanding the perspective of executives is a critical element of success for SH&E professionals. The panel will include questions submitted by attendees.
Key issue roundtables
Key Issue Roundtables offer the opportunity to join the discussion and share your ideas, challenges and successes in each moderated session. This is an excellent opportunity to network and take back ideas and strategies to your organization.
Continuing education credit
Attendees earn 1.8 CEUs for the conference, which includes the Wednesday lunch (1.7 without lunch). Application has been made to ABIH for CM Points and IHMM for CMPs.
Pre- and post-conference seminars
Maximize your learning opportunities by attending ASSE’s Pre- and Post-conference seminars and workshops to give you the opportunity to take action on advancing your career and earn up to 5.3 additional CEU/COCs. You can also gain extra CM points and CMPs by taking advantage of the 42 one, two- or three-day seminars offered before and after the conference.
- Advanced safety management techniques
- Leadership skills
- Business strategies
- Technical and current topics
- Certification preparation workshops
- Certificate program seminars
The Safety 2010 Exposition includes more than 350 exhibitors featuring the latest in safety, health and environmental products and services to help you succeed. Last year during ASSE’s PDC and Exposition Safety 2009, held in San Antonio, the exposition exceeded expectations in the number of exhibitors and square feet sold, despite the economy. More than 380 companies exhibited including Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies, non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, colleges and more, including 70 new companies. Many launched new products and provided interactive exhibits.
Meet the sponsor
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. ASSE has held an annual conference since 1979. For more information please go to www.asse.org.
Outside the conference
Baltimore, Maryland’s largest city and economic hub, is known for its beautiful harbor, quirky, distinct neighborhoods, unique museums and the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore attractions include the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, Fort McHenry, Camden Yards (home of the Baltimore Orioles) and M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens). Be sure to sample Maryland’s world famous crabs during your visit.
ASSE has arranged for several tours of local areas of interest, with the tours focusing on safety at the sites. Visit the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Camden Yards, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, USNS Comfort and the John Paul Reed Smith Guitars manufacturing site.
SIDEBAR 1: WHY YOU CANâ€™T MISS ITEarn and maintain CEUs
Learn best practices
Hear from safety leaders in the industry
Take away ideas and strategies for your organization
Demonstrate how safety contributes to business goals
Meet professionals across the country and across the world
Network with over 4,000 SH&E professionals
Keep current on regulatory issues
Enhance your career and personal development
See latest products and services
SIDEBAR 2: SHOW AT A GLANCE:WHAT: American Society of Safety Engineers Safety 2010
WHERE: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
WHEN: June 13-16, 2010
HOT TOPICS: Going green, recession management strategies, the latest in SH&E
American Society of Safety Engineers
1800 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 699-2929; (847) 768-3434 fax
HOW TO REGISTER: Register online at www.SAFETY2010.org or call (847) 699-2929 for more information.