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 Educational Sessions

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Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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Session Sampling

762  The Value of SH&E Interns for Companies

The focus in this session will be on the value that SH&E interns bring to businesses. An overview of General Motors’ intern program provides a practical example of how to integrate interns into safety programs and an overview of studies identifying the advantages and problems of internships will be discussed. This session will provide valuable information on how interns can help your SH&E program and guidance if you are considering starting or improving your intern program.

Instructors: David L. Fender, Ed.D., CSP, Murray State University, Murray, KY
David G. Derrick, CSP, CSHM, Lyondell Chemical Company, Pasadena, TX
Level: B I

710  Playground Safety: Are Your Children's Play Areas Safe?

Annually on playgrounds across the country, approximately 156,000 children experience injuries that require emergency room treatment. This session will provide today’s safety professional, parent, or child-care provider information that will help them assess play areas used by children in their care. Resources, inspection procedures and equipment will be discussed to assist the inspector with the inspection procedure.

Instructors: Buddy Alkire, CSP, General Services Administration, Denver, CO
Level: B I

708  OSHA Challenge: Your Roadmap to Safety and Health Excellence

This workshop provides attendees with an overview of OSHA Challenge and its implementation while demonstrating how safety professionals can become OSHA Challenge Administrators and foster the development of excellent safety and health management systems throughout their industry. The panel discussion will include several stakeholders and their experience with OSHA Challenge.

Instructors: Patrick A. Showalter, U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA, Washington, DC
Brady Brown, Infinity Maintenance Services at Dow, La Porte, TX
Cindy Lewis, Gulf Coast Safety Institute, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

Level: B I

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


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   • Safety 2009 Audio Sessions
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