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Safety 2011: ASSE's Professional Development Conference and Exposition

Celebrating 100 years of service

This is a special year for ASSE, as the Society marks its 100th anniversary - 100 years of dedicated service to protecting people, property and the environment. With more than 4,000 attendees expected and what is sure to be a recording-breaking exposition, ASSE promises that SAFETY 2011 will be the most dynamic conference ever, bringing a wide variety of perspectives to attendees through specialized sessions packed with valuable educational programming.

The Executive Summit Panel, consisting of CEOs, presidents and vice presidents from a range of industries, provides a valuable view of safety from top leaders, delivering expert advice and firsthand testimonials to give SH&E professionals the tools to better understand their role, communicate more effectively with senior management, and overcome organizational obstacles.

Exposition floor highlights include Safety Through the Ages, an exhibit showcasing a variety of memorabilia, artifacts, photos and displays of safety through the decades and milestones of the Society. In the Chapter and Practice Specialty Pavilion, chapters, regions, practice specialties and common interest groups will tell their stories and offer information and displays of their activities and events. There will also be a “100 Women Making a Difference in Safety” display from the Women in Safety Engineering Common Interest Group (WISE).

Be a part of the excitement. Learn from the successes of other professionals and organizations, take away the most successful best practices in the industry, network with your peers and earn CEUs. The interactions you have with experts and colleagues will arm you with tools to bring additional value to your organization.

Educational Opportunities

Safety Management; Technical/Engineering/Standards; Regulatory Issues/Government; Construction/Mining; Risk Management; Insurance; Environment/Hazardous Material; Health/Industrial Hygiene; Training/Education; Healthcare; Emergency Management/Security; Fire Protection; Ergonomics; International Issues; Executive Career/Personal Development; Business Skills; Spanish Language Sessions.

Pre- and post-conference seminars

Get the most out of the conference by attending some of the 60+ Pre and Post-conference workshops and seminars held June 9-12 and June 15-19. It will give you the opportunity to take action on advancing your career and earn up to 5.3 additional CEU/COCs.

  • ASP/CSP/CHST/OHST Certification preparation workshops
  • Certificate in Safety Management and Executive Program in Safety Management seminars
  • Advanced safety management techniques
  • Leadership skills
  • Business strategies
  • Technical and current topics


David Michaels, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA – invited

John Howard, MD, Ph.D, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – invited

Daniel Pink - Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us In “Drive,” his latest book, Pink demonstrates that we are driven to succeed and seek satisfaction by the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

Nancy Goodman Brinker - Susan G. Komen for the Cure Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker is regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement. Her journey began with a simple promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything possible to end the shame, pain, fear and hopelessness caused by this disease. Nancy is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary. She was named one of TIME Magazine’s 2008 “100 Most Influential People.”

The Expo Marketplace

The Safety 2011 Exposition will include hundreds of exhibitors featuring the latest in safety, health and environmental products and services to help you succeed. The exhibitors include Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies, non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, colleges and more. Many will use the Safety 2011 expo to launch new products. For details or an exhibitor application, visit:

Meet Your Sponsor

Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization. Its more than 32,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. ASSE members work to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, to create safer work and leisure environments and to develop safer products, enhancing the quality of life. ASSE has 151 chapters, 28 sections, 58 student sections and 17 practice specialties.

Outside the Conference

ASSE is offering attendees a variety of ways to experience Chicago: a bike hike, tours of the city’s gardens, premier attractions, ethnic neighborhoods and Frank Lloyd Wright buildings – even a boating expedition on the Chicago River. For more information or to register for a tour, visit:

Show at a glance:

WHAT: Safety 2011 ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition
WHERE: McCormick Place West, Chicago, Illinois
WHEN: June 12-15, 2011
HOT TOPIC: “State of the Society at 100 years,” and “Society Vision for the Future.”

American Society of Safety Engineers
1800 East Oakton St.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 699-2929;
(847) 3434 fax;

Register online at or call 847-699-2929 for more information.

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