Key Level Descriptions

Our conference brings a wide variety of perspectives to our attendees through specialized sessions. Sessions will be identified by experience levels in order to help you better navigate the conference. Levels are:

• (B) Two to five years of experiences is identified as basic
• (I) Six to 10 years of experience is identified as intermediate
• (A) 10 years plus of experience is identified as advanced
• (E) Executive level sessions

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Concurrent Sessions - Wednesday, July 1

9:15am - 10:30am

701 Construction Risk Control Techniques
702 Business Lessons for the SH&E Professional
Sponsored by the Business of Safety Committee
703 Rescue Plan Development: The Next Step in Your Managed Fall Protection Program
704 Minimizing Chemical Waste without the Big Bang
705 Tribute to the Fallen: Why We Do What We Do
Sponsored by the Risk Management / Insurance Practice Specialty
706 Tools for the Indoor Environmental Quality Investigator
Sponsored by the Industrial Hygiene Specialty
708 OSHA Challenge: Your Roadmap to Safety and Health Excellence
709 A Critique of the Federal Lockout/Tagout Compliance Directive
710 Playground Safety: Are Your Children's Play Areas Safe?
711 Mitigating Risk through Decision Making: Contractor Management Best Practices
712 Integrating Safety Performance Measures into the Safety Management System
713 Body of Knowledge: You are Probably Already Using It
Sponsored by the Body of Knowledge Committee
714 Interventions for Safety Culture Change and Behavioral Change
715 When the Safety System Fails the Worker: Did We Do Our Job? A Case Study
716 No Silver Bullet
717 Cognitive Ergonomics and the Older Worker: Training that Works!
718 Wind Turbine Safety: 200 Feet High in a Fire
719 Key Issue Roundtable #8: Global Fleet Safety Challenges and Benchmarking
Sponsored by the International Practice Specialty
720 Fundamentals of SH&E: Risk Management 101E
721 Prevention through Design: Concepts and Application
722 Expo Education: A Session from our Exhibitors
Advancing Your Career in Safety

11:00am - 12:00pm

725 Construction Safety Forum
Sponsored by the Construction Practice Specialty
726 Expert Witness 101
727 Giving Back: Making a Difference as a Safety Professional
728 Responding to Residential Elemental Mercury Contamination
729 ROI of Ergonomic Improvements: Demonstrating Value to the Business
Sponsored by the Ergonomics Branch of the Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty
730 HealthCare SH&E Forum
Sponsored by the Healthcare Practice Specialty
731 The Bleeding Edge of SMS/PSM Technology
732 Small Businesses Leverage Resources to Create Effective Safety and Health Programs
733 ASSE Government Affairs Committee Update
Sponsored by the ASSE Government Affairs Committee
734 Nanotechnology: No Small Risk
735 Workers’ Compensation: The Whole Nine Yards
736 The Relationship between Occupational Safety and Health and Employee Morale
Sponsored by the ASSE Foundation
737 Leading Measures for Improving Safety Performance
738 Engaging Employees for a Safety Accountability System that Eliminates Injuries
739 VPP: Leaders in Safety and Health Excellence
740 What is the Value of ABET Accreditation?
Sponsored by the Academics Practice Specialty
741 Lessons Learned from the Deadly Charleston Sofa Super Store Fire
Sponsored by the Fire Protection Practice Specialty
742 Avoiding Common Mechanical Integrity Mistakes
743 Key Issue Roundtable #9: School Safety
Sponsored by the Public Sector Practice Specialty
744 Siete Elementos Claves para Presentación Efectiva y Las Técnicas Para Entrenamiento Que Obtiene los Resultados (Seven Key Elements to Effective Presentation & Training Techniques that Get Results) - Delivered in Spanish
745 Pandemic Influenza: An Occupational Safety and Health Perspective

1:45pm - 3:00pm

750 Bump Up Construction Safety Performance at Your Jobsite
751 Cyber Bullying: Who What When Where How & Why
752 What? I am the Safety Person and You Want Me to Do Environmental Too?
753 Gaining Respect for Ergonomics and Safety in Lean Companies
Sponsored by the Ergonomics Branch of the Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty
754 Does Your Business Need a Crisis Management Plan Workbook?
Sponsored by the Public Sector Practice Specialty
755 Crucial Conversations that Drive Workplace Safety
756 Whole-body Vibration
757 The Unpreventable Employee Misconduct Defense
758 Return or Pay the Price
759 Proper Classification of Confined Spaces: Confined Space Program Management
760 Evolution of an EHS Management System: A Leading Indicator for Success
761 Applying FORCE to Deliver Desired Safety Results
762 The Value of SH&E Interns for Companies
763 Effective Training for Adult Learners
764 Changes in Fall Protection Standards Z-359 and A10.32
Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee
765 Is Your Sprinkler System Giving You a False Sense of Security?
Sponsored by the Fire Protection Practice Specialty
766 ANSI Z117 Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces
Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee
767 Best Practices Approach to Driver Safety
768 Key Issue Roundtable #10: Legal Issues Facing Risk Managers and Loss Control Professionals
Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty
769 Fundamentals of SH&E: Fire Protection 101F
770 Expo Education: A Session from our Exhibitors
Documentation Beats Confrontation in Gas Detection

3:15pm - 4:15pm

775 VPP in Construction
776 EHS Score Card: A Creative Journey Toward World Class Safety
Sponsored by the Management Practice Specialty
777 Corporate Emergency Preparedness and Response
Sponsored by the Fire Protection Practice Specialty
778 RF Radiation Overview: New Standards Assist the Safety Officer
779 How to Plan for an OSHA Inspection
780 Talking 'Bout My Generation
781 Approaching Safety from an ADA Perspective
782 The Four Cornerstones and Twelve Attributes of Safety Excellence
Sponsored by the Management Practice Specialty
783 How the ABC's of Leadership Behavior Impact Safety Management Systems
784 Next Generation Safety Metrics: Using the Leading Indicators in Your Observations
785 Measuring Success through Leading Indicators
786 Improving Your Safety Culture from the Bottom Up. Really!
787 Ergonomics, Workers' Compensation and Return to Work
Sponsored by the Ergonomics Branch of the Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty
788 Static Electric Discharge during Solvent Handling and Storage
789 Fire Resistant Clothing: The Importance of Proper Labeling
790 Safety Strategies for EMS Fleets: What Works?
791 Key Issue Roundtable #11
792 Fundamentals of SH&E: Environment 101G
793 Prescripción medica para un Edificio Saludable (Medical Prescription for a Healthy Building) - Delivered in Spanish

Future Conference Dates

Please join us at Safety 2010, June 13-16, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Don't miss out on the festivities of the 100th anniversary of ASSE at Safety 2011, June 12-15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.


Information about Exhibiting

ASSE's Safety 2009 Exposition attracts safety professionals from the top levels of management across the country.

   • Safety 2009 Expo


Virtual Expo

Can't make it to the conference? View products and services available from our Exhibitors online at the Safety 2009 Virtual Expo.

   • Safety 2009 Virtual Expo


Did you miss Safety 2009?

Purchase a CD or MP3 download of presentations from past Professional Development Conferences!

   • Safety 2009 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2008 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2007 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2006 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2005 Audio Sessions