There is no other event in the WORLD that allows the opportunity to meet as many other safety professionals, get questions answered, and truly expand the horizon for the environmental, health, and safety profession.” Jessica Morales, Safety & Health Assistant, North America, ABB Inc.
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Last year 4,483 EHS professionals attended ASSE’s Professional Development Conference & Exposition; now it’s your turn to attend Safety 2013. There is no better place to successfully maximize your performance in the EHS profession. The conference has targeted educational sessions divided into distinct topic tracks and experience levels. Each session, led by leaders and innovators in the field, provides practical education, best practices, and knowledge to build your EHS expertise and advance your success. We hope you’ll join your colleagues for three days of education and networking about the continuing evolution of the SH&E profession.

Attend for education, actionable best practices and thought leadership to help you and your organization achieve key goals and overcome critical and emerging EHS challenges.


General Session Tuesday, June 25, 7:30AM - 9:00AM

Peter Sheahan: Creative Strategies for Turning Challenge Into Opportunity and Change Into Competitive Advantage

Peter Sheahan is known internationally for inspiring innovative business thinking and creating lasting behavioral change. He will inspire you to take intelligent risks, turn chaos into opportunity, and find new and better ways to do what you do best. Break free from what made you successful in the past to continue growing your success in the future.


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)

Dr. David Michaels, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), will share his insights with conference attendees and then respond to questions from our session moderator, addressing the key issues and concerns of SH&E professionals on the activities and impact of the Federal Government. Attendees will be able to propose questions for the session moderator to address to Dr. Michaels.


General Session Wednesday, June 26, 7:30AM - 9:00AM

Richard Rumelt: Good Strategy/Bad Strategy

Many so-called “strategies” are heavy with visions of the future or hoped-for performance results, but light on how to actually get from here to there. Learn to recognize the varieties of bad strategy and the temptations that lead to them, understand the basic underlying logic of all good strategies and master the general sources of power that good strategies harness.


Executive Summit Panel Wednesday, June 6, 9:15AM-10:15AM

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. The stories and examples they share offer additional tools and strategies that can help SH&E professionals understand their role, overcome organizational obstacles and ultimately be more effective.


Luncheon Presentation Thursday, June 27, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Mark Scharenbroich: Nice Bike

Through the Nice Bike principle, you will learn how to use these two powerful words and make them into three powerful actions: acknowledge, honor, connect. Find a greater passion for your work and feel a profound connection to your company, and get tools you can immediately use to improve your personal and professional life.



The networking JACKPOT! Be prepared to connect by sharing your ideas, challenges and success with a 4,000+ network of peers from around the country and around the world. Networking enhances your conference experience.  Engaging roundtable conversations explore questions and issues that matter. The following roundtables are tailored to specific areas of interest:

 Fatigue in Transportation: Latest in Regulations & Research

 Mentoring & Coaching from the Common Interest Group (CIG) Perspective

 Overcoming Obstacles for Success: Consulting Survival

 Transitioning from Military to a Private Sector SH&E Career: Help & Hints

 Tools to Engage Employees & Effectively Sustain Wellness Programs

 Boom or Bust of the Oil Industry: How Do We Safely Manage?

 The Future of Risk Control

 Sustainability 101: What Does This Mean & What’s the Value?

 Power Communication for Women: How to Get Your Message Heard

 Emergency Management

 Developing and Mentoring the Young Safety Professional

 Integration of Ergonomics into a SH&E Management System

 Legal Aspects of Training

 Is There a Need for Safety Engineering in the Safety Profession?

 Best Practices for Fork Truck Operator Training

 Integrating Safety & Health into Green Construction

 Leveling the Global Playing Field: Developing & Implementing Valuable Metrics



It’s a SURE THING! You’ll get the education you can use immediately with 250 peer-reviewed sessions distributed among 20 topics from construction to insurance to safety management. Issues and trends are grouped by track topics and experience levels to allow you to focus on the information you need at your level.

(E) Executive level sessions

(A) Advanced 10 plus years of experience

(I) Intermediate six to 10 years of experience

(B) Basic two to five years of experience 



With over 400+ exhibitors, the exposition is a FULL HOUSE, filled with a wide range of products, services, technologies and innovations to help take your SH&E programs to the next level. Visit the virtual trade show for a sneak preview of all the exhibitors at the show. Search by product category or company. Browse product information and schedule appointments ahead of time.

Event at a glance

What: Safety 2013: ASSE Professional Development Conference & Exposition

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Hotel: LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Contact: or call +1.847.699.2929


CONFERENCE: June 24-27

Monday, June 24 3:00pm-5:30pm

Tuesday, June 25 7:30am-5:30pm

Wednesday, June 26 7:30am-5:30pm

Thursday, June 27 7:45am-4:00pm


EXPOSITION: June 24-26

Monday, June 24 3:00pm-5:30pm

Tuesday, June 25 9:00am-3:30pm

Wednesday, June 26 9:00am-3:00pm



Friday, June 21 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday, June 22 8:00am-4:30pm

Sunday, June 23 8:00am-4:30pm

Monday, June 24 8:00am-4:30pm



Thursday, June 27 2:00pm-6:00pm

Friday, June 28 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday, June 29 8:00am-4:30pm

Sunday, June 30 8:00am-4:30pm



Thursday, June 27 12:00pm-5:00pm

Friday, June 28 7:30am-1:00pm