June 12-15, 2011 - Chicago

Be a part of the 100th Anniversary celebration!  Plan to attend Safety 2011 June 12-15, 2011 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.

You don’t want to miss the celebration in Chicago.  In addition to the educational sessions and the Expo, you won’t want to miss the technical tours that are tentatively scheduled for Soldier Field, Glenview Airbase, NIPSA, Field Museum and CTA.  While you are attending the conference, your family can participate in one of the many guest tours (tentatively) including a boat cruise, Frank Lloyd Wright, or see Chicago from a different perspective.  In celebration of 100 years, plan to attend the Glittering Gala set for Monday evening. 

Plan on bringing your family to Chicago.  Home to the Chicago Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and the World Champion Blackhawks, enjoy the streets of Chicago bursting with music, art, shopping, entertainment and some of the most renowned food establishments in the country!  Visit the Navy Pier with its 150 foot Ferris wheel and countless dining and shopping options.  Stop by Millennium Park and enjoy the art, architecture and entertainment, shop until you drop along the magnificent mile or view the Chicago skyline with a bird’s eye view from the Willis Tower (formally the Sears Tower) or the Hancock Tower.  If water is your desire, take a boat tour along Chicago’s scenic lakefront, either along the Chicago River or the mighty Lake Michigan.

Chicago- Your kind of town.   See you there!

Registration will be open mid-December!

SAFETY 2011 - Program Highlights:

Thousands of Safety, Health and Environmental professionals will choose SAFETY 2011 as their primary source of professional development this year. Be a part of the excitement. Learn from the successes of other professionals and organizations, take away examples and strategies, network with your peers and earn CEUs.

Executive Summit

The American Society of Safety Engineers is pleased to present its 2011 Executive Summit Panel. This year’s Executive Summit Panel will discuss the views of senior management on the importance of employee safety and health and the expectations business and industry leaders have on the role of safety and health professionals.  Understanding the perspective of executives at the highest levels of their organizations is a critical element of success for safety and health professionals.  The panel moderated by a practicing safety professional will include questions submitted by attendees.


It’s your chance to SPEAK UP! Do you have a lesson learned to share with fellow professionals? Are you looking to meet with others with mutual interests? The Key Issue Roundtables will be hosted by ASSE Practice Specialties’ professionals in areas of their particular expertise. The Roundtables sessions will be conducted during the concurrent session periods. Join the discussion and share your ideas, challenges and successes in each moderated session. The roundtable sessions will be conducted during the concurrent session periods and limited seating is available, first-come, first-served.


See the matrix of educational sessions for a broad range of practice areas, industries and interest areas.  New this year is an identified track for Business Skills.  Tracks include:

  • Safety Management
  • Technical/Engineering/Standards
  • Regulatory Issues/Government
  • Career/Personal Development
  • International Issues
  • Ergonomics
  • Risk Management/ Insurance
  • Construction/Mining
  • Environment/ Hazardous Material
  • Transportation
  • Business Skills
  • Fire Protection
  • Consulting
  • Health/ Industrial Hygiene
  • Healthcare
  • Training/ Education
  • Emergency Management/ Security
  • Spanish Language Sessions

Pre- and Post-Conference Seminars

Maximize your learning opportunities by attending ASSE’s Pre- and Post-conference seminars and workshops to give you the opportunity to take action on advancing your career and additional CEU/COCs. You can also gain extra CM points and CMPs by taking advantage of the one, two or three-day seminars offered before and after the Conference.

  • Advanced safety management techniques
  • Leadership skills
  • Business strategies
  • Technical and current topics
  • Certification preparation workshops
  • Certificate program seminars


The conference will be held June 12-15. Pre-conference seminars are being offered Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12 and post-conference seminars will be held Wednesday, June 15 through Saturday, June 18. This year, we are offering both the CHST (pre-conference) and OHST (post-conference) preparation workshops in addition to the ASP/CSP preparation.



Registration will be open mid-December!



ASSE’s 100th Anniversary Celebration

imageSAFETY 2011 will include special events and displays that will celebrate the American Society of Safety Engineers' 100th Anniversary. Founded in 1911, the Society was formed in the wake of tragic events such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

Join ASSE and the thousands of Safety 2011 attendees in this commemoration of 100 years of dedicated service to workplace safety and health.

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The Safety 2011 Exposition includes more than 400 exhibitors featuring the latest in safety, health and environmental products and services to help you succeed. Look to our expo to address your particular safety needs and realistic solutions to your
safety challenges. If you are interested in exhibiting go to www.asse.org/education/expo11 or call (630) 434-7779. And don't forget to visit the Virtual Expo as well, featuring an online listing of exhibitors products and services.


For beginning professionals in the SH&E field or other conference attendees who work with disciplines associated with the safety profession. This program offers an excellent introduction to a broad range of topics and a breadth of insight into the profession.

  • Overview of Regulatory Compliance
  • Hazard Identification and Control
  • Workplace Health
  • Risk Management
  • Fire Protection
  • Environment
  • Basic Safety Management
Academic Forum

An Academic Forum will be held Wednesday, June 15 starting at 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Eligible attendees are full-time academicians and members of the Academics Practice Specialty.


Safety 2010 provides extensive networking opportunities at:

  • Night out events
  • Opening reception
  • Lunches
  • Roundtables
  • Exposition
  • SafetyNet, ASSE’s on-line network


Membership & Chapter Programs
  • House of Delegates and Regional Caucuses
  • First Time Attendee Orientation
  • Nexsteps® Career Center
  • Chapter Recognition Luncheon
  • Student Lunch and Roundtables


Spanish Sessions

Sessions in Spanish are planned for the program as well as other sessions addressing the safety and health of Spanish speaking workers.