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American Society of Safety Engineers See Major Increase in Job Postings for Safety Pros, To Offer Career Center at June Orlando Conference

Posted in on Thu, Jun 14, 2007

Des Plaines, IL (June 14, 2007) — From December to May of this year the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) saw a 71 percent increase in the number of jobs posted on their Nexsteps job board web site for occupational safety, health and environmental professionals, showing a significant increase in demand. The jobs were for all levels of experience. To help meet the demand for SH&E professionals and to increase their knowledge base by providing up to date information on SH&E issues and practices, ASSE will hold its annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition, Safety 2007, and a career center from June 24-27, 2007 in Orlando, Florida.

Not only will Safety 2007 offer more than 200 educational sessions emphasizing practical material addressing today’s key issues and challenges for the profession, but will also have the Nexsteps Career Center, sponsored by BP, on site to assist SH&E job seekers, students, members and employers alike. During the PDC, employers can post their career opportunities for free on the web site at The career center will be open Sunday through Wednesday during the Safety 2007 Conference.

Current positions on the Nexsteps web site are for all levels of experience, from across the country and Canada, and in all industries, including many Fortune 500 companies. Companies seeking SH&E professionals include those in the food, petroleum, technology, nuclear, chemical, hotel, insurance, dairy, vintner, and gas industries.

In addition, ASSE will be host to a job fair for students at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando during Safety 2007. ASSE staff, professional members and companies such as Georgia Pacific and Skanza will be on hand to assist and interview prospective employees.

“Many of the top leaders in ASSE and the safety, health and environmental profession began as student members of ASSE and were able to build successful careers through networking and contacting our peers as we grew in our profession,” ASSE President Donald S. Jones, Sr., P.E., CSP, said. “It’s a great way for students and prospective employees to hear about key experiences and safety in all industries.”

The conference will also feature more than 300 exhibitors, pre- and post-conference seminars, technical tours, the executive summit featuring a panel of corporate leaders, select sessions in Spanish, key issue roundtables and networking events. Keynote speakers include Cultural Anthropologist Jennifer James, Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco, Jr. along with the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Edwin J. Foulke, Jr., who will be host to a plenary session.

Registration information can be found at or by contacting ASSE customer service at 847-699-2929. Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety society and is dedicated to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 30,000 members manage, supervise, and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education.

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