The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) held its biggest safety conference and exposition in the event's 56-year history as ASSE's Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Denver. Attendance was up 23 percent from last year's event.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Professor is First Woman to Win Award
April 5, 2016
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) today announced Dr. Tracey Cekada, associate professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as the William E. Tarrants, Outstanding Safety Educator of the Year for her proven excellence in teaching, research and service in the school’s Department of Safety Sciences.
From Salt Lake City, Utah to Dusseldorf, Germany, safety professionals traveled far and wide to expand their professional knowledge and engage in networking with their colleagues. Here are some highlights from 2015’s occupational safety and health conventions:
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart opened his speech at Safety 2015 by thanking the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) for supporting two important initiatives: changing the impaired driving limit from .08 to .05, and banning the use of personal electronic devices while driving.
EHS professionals can raise their profiles within their company by transforming themselves into what John McBride calls, safety business partners. “I’m not talking about a title,” said McBride, SPHR, of Consentium Search in Wesley Chapel, Florida. “We’re talking about a role, a level of participation.”
Safety 2015’s Closing General Session speaker will discuss a subject that affects many people personally and professionally. In a session entitled, Success, Fulfillment, and the Power of Being an Invisible, author David Zweig will explore a topic he covers in his book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion.
One of the more popular events at the American Association of Safety Engineers’ annual conference is the Executive Summit panel, which gives attendees a chance to hear how CEOs, presidents and vice presidents from a range of industries view safety.
The two-million-square-foot Kay Bailey Convention Center in Dallas, Texas is bustling with activity, with thousands of safety professionals in town for the American Association of Safety Engineers’ Safety 2015 sorting out their schedules and heading to various sessions.