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American Society of Safety Engineers’ Las Vegas Professional Development Conference Sets Another Attendance Record

Posted in on Tue, Jun 10, 2008

Las Vegas, NV (June 10, 2008) — A total of 36 countries are represented among the more than 4000 occupational safety, health and environmental professionals and business representatives attending the largest ever American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Professional Development Conference and Exposition, Safety 2008, this week in Las Vegas. The conference features more than 200 educational sessions, key speakers, safety issue roundtables, updates from the country’s top occupational safety and health officials along with the most up to date technical and insightful information from the experts.
Safety 2008 key speakers include Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., who will be joined by Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health John Howard, MD, for a panel session today at 1:00 p.m. Time Magazine Washington Bureau Chief Jay Carney provides a view from Washington; Arizona State Professor of Psychology Dr. Robert Cialdini will discuss the power of influence and the closing luncheon ends with a presentation by comedian Frank Miles will speak on laughing at fear.

“This not only shows how committed occupational safety, health and environmental practitioners are to fostering and developing their profession, but the quality and high level of information being presented here for attendees along with the invaluable networking among peers,” ASSE President Michael W. Thompson, CSP, said.

The record-breaking exposition, the largest ever for ASSE selling more than 60,000 square feet in space, features more than 400 organizations including Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies, non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, universities, colleges and much more.

Additionally, 40 pre- and post-conference seminars on a wide range of technical and managerial topics where attendees can earn additional CEUs/COCs, CM points and CMPs will also be offered at Safety 2008. Registration information can be found at or by contacting ASSE customer service at 847-699-2929.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE’s 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental practitioner members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information go to

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