The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) on Tuesday honored Samantha J. Horseman from Saudi Arabia with its 2017 Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management during a ceremony at the Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition at the Colorado Convention Center. The award honors those who bring creativity to managing safety in the workplace. Her winning innovation is a driver safety management system called Intellisense, which incorporates a dynamic mix of sound science and proven engineering principles to reduce traffic accidents.
Economic downturns, ergonomics debate, going paperless, proposal writing, fatigued driving, risk assessment — many of these issues concern safety professionals. Those and others are up for discussion during this year’s roundtables hosted by the ASSE Practice Specialties and Common Interest Groups.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) says this year’s turnout will rank No. 1 in the event’s 56-year history. ASSE’s Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition has topped its records for registered attendance and exhibitors.
Occupational safety and health professionals worldwide face changing demands and expanding roles that require continuing education and skills updates. Through its new Global Instructor Program, ASSE is taking a major step toward addressing this need by authorizing its first group of global instructors during Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Denver.
The American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) passed the baton to its new Board of Trustees at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP) in Seattle, WA. The robust foundation recently awarded a total of $131,800 in scholarships to 51 industrial hygiene students.
For many EHS professionals, chemical exposure is at the top of their list of things they worry about. And at the top of their “wish” list? Stronger support from their leadership team.
That’s what the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in partnership with Enviance -- an industry-leading EH&S software provider – found when they queried safety professionals attending AIHce EXP 2017.
Presenter Linda Martin of Columbia Southern University wants to change the course of traditional one-on-one mentoring relationships. She says a large numbers of industrial hygienists are over 50, so developing new ways to seek out young talent is crucial.
In an entertaining series of brief five-minute talks Tuesday morning called Ignite, experts shared stories from their work as an industrial hygienist or tips on how to make the most of your career. In his presentation, Mark Rollins compared his work in industrial hygiene with his love of good beer.