In January, ASSE will present the first of two symposia for 2009,Building a Successful Safety Culture Symposium, Jan. 22-23 in Costa Mesa, CA. The event will feature leading authorities in culture change.

Marilyn Buckner, Ph.D., will present a special opening event on assessing the current climate, while general session presenter Steve Simon, Ph.D., will discuss transforming the safety culture. An executive forum will bring together a panel of senior executives from several corporations to discuss the role of the safety professional in changing culture. The event will also feature facilitated case-study roundtables designed to help attendees share strategies for making change.

The event also offers 20 concurrent sessions on topics such as techniques to assess culture, strategies to sustain positive safety performance, and approaches that worked for organizations such as Coors, Harley-Davidson and General Mills.

Register by Dec. 19 for the best rates on the symposium. Attendees who book a hotel room at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa by Dec. 23 are eligible to receive the ASSE group rate.