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ASSE’s Safety 2012

When thousands of safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals from around the globe land in Denver, CO, for ASSE’s Safety 2012 Conference & Expo, June 3rd – 6th, they will see some major differences from the last time the event was held in the ‘Mile High City’ in 2003.

From a larger convention center, to expanded transit system, and cultural opportunities, Denver has undergone several transformations in the past nine years.

The square footage of Safety 2012 is approximately 75,000, twice the size it was nine years ago with the number of exhibitors increasing by 50 percent since 2003.

The increase in ASSE membership over the last decade has also been met with an increase in the amount of occupational safety issues that have come to the forefront since 2003. The past nine years has seen increased attention given to such subjects as prevention through design, leading and lagging indicators to enhance SH&E, global safety management, violence in the workplace, mining safety, multi-lingual worksite safety, updates in fall protection design, oil and gas safety, aging workforce, and nanotechnology.

With five more subject tracks in its educational sessions than in 2003, Safety 2012 will include sessions addressing all of these recent SH&E issues.

Conversations that matter

Get ready to share your ideas, challenges and successes in the engaging roundtable conversations that explore questions and issues that matter.

• Safety Education & Training Best Practices

• Construction Regulations

• Success in Consulting: From Technical Expert to Business Owner

• Lab Safety

• Emergency Planning & Response

• Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Chemical Classification & Labeling

• Management: Putting an End to Fatalities and Disabling Injuries

• America’s Changing Manufacturing Workforce

• Oil & Gas Extraction & Tool Safety

• Are You Using all the Tools Available to You as a Risk Manager?

• Transportation Insurance

• Dealing With Conflicting Contract SH&E Requirements

• Why & How to Relate Health & Wellness to Safety

• Hiring a Safe & Productive Workforce

• Incorporating Women into the Safety Design Process

New this year

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals’ Award of Excellence recognizing outstanding leadership, knowledgeable expertise, and commitment to the advancement in the profession. The awards will  be presented in conjunction with the Wednesday lunch presentation by Bruce S. Wilkinson, Making Safety a Value – Not Just a Priority: The Key to Long-Term Safety Success.

Support the profession

Join your peers for a round of golf Sunday, June 3, at Fossil Trace. Enjoy a day of first-class networking and friendly competition while supporting your industry. In addition, the ASSE Foundation will hold its 18th Silent Auction in the exhibit hall. To donate or reserve your spot please call +1.847.699.2929. 

Continuing education credit

As an approved Authorized Provider by IACET, the full conference offers 1.8 CEUs. Pre-, May 31-June 3, and post-conference, June 6-9, seminars allow you to earn up to an additional 5.3 CEUs. There are 50 topics to choose from offering essential technical, management and skill development topics. You can also prepare for your ASP, CSP, CHST or OHST examinations, and achieve certificates in Safety Management and the Executive Program in Safety Management.  

Plus much more! Register today for the #1 educational event for every safety, health and environmental professional at

Sidebar 1:

General Session

Monday, June 4, 7:30AM-9:00AM

Influence: The Ultimate Power Tool, Dr. Robert Cialdini

Dr. Robert Cialdini, author of the ground-breaking book, “Influence”, identifies and explains universal principles of persuasion that move others toward yes. Used correctly and ethically, these scientifically-tested principles produce lasting relationships and strong, long-term change.


Plenary Session

Monday, June 4, 1:00PM-2:00PM

Occupational Safety & Health Discussion

David Michaels, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (invited)


General Session

Tuesday, June 5, 7:30AM – 9:00AM

The Economic Behemoth

Lowell B. Catlett, Ph.D., Professor, New Mexico State University


Executive Summit Panel

Wednesday, June 6, 9:15AM-10:15AM

Stories and examples business executives share offer tools and strategies to help SH&E professionals understand their role, overcome organizational obstacles and be more effective.


Luncheon Presentation

Wednesday, June 6, 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Making Safety a Value – Not Just a Priority: The Key to Long-Term Safety Success

Bruce S. Wilkinson, Certified Speaking Professional Safety


Sidebar 2:

EVENT at a glance

WHAT: Safety 2012: ASSE’s Professional Development Conference & Expo

WHERE: Colorado Convention Center; Denver, CO

WHEN: June 3-6, Expo June 3-5

CONTACT: For more information go to or call +1.847.699.2929.

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