The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) welcomes Doug Parker, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, to a special general session at Safety 2022 in Chicago. Parker will attend in person to discuss the latest activities and future plans of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect workers across the country.
The newly added Q&A session to ASSP’s annual conference and exposition at McCormick Place will start at 8 a.m. CT on Wednesday, June 29, in front of thousands of workplace safety and health professionals, including online attendees who will watch the livestream from Chicago.
Parker was sworn in as the 13th assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health on Nov. 3. He will be interviewed on stage about many issues facing OSHA, including the pandemic, heat stress, recordkeeping, enforcement, falls from height, OSHA’s staffing goals, and safety and health management systems.
The special session with Parker will be part of a dynamic three-day program designed to inform and inspire attendees of ASSP’s signature event, held June 27-29. Safety 2022 is the 61st annual conference of the world’s oldest professional safety organization. The event returns to Chicago for the first time since the Society celebrated its 100th anniversary there in 2011. ASSP is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge.
ASSP will livestream five major sessions from Safety 2022 so in-person and online attendees experience them together in real time. The broad access to Safety 2022 programming will enable safety and health professionals around the world to conveniently grow their career development and elevate safety at their organizations.
The safety and health of everyone at the convention center remains a priority. Under ASSP’s on-site safety plan, attendees must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of badge pick-up. ASSP continues to track public health guidance and may revise its protocols as the event draws closer.
Safety 2022 attendees can register online, with groups of eight or more from the same company qualifying for a discount. Stay informed of the latest conference news and safety and health protocols at safety.assp.org.