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ASSE Members to Tackle Top Workplace Safety Issues at 35th Annual Conference in Houston

Posted in on Mon, Jul 21, 2008

Des Plaines, IL (July 21, 2008) — ASSE Region III MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Local members of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will discuss today’s top workplace safety, health and environmental issues August 3-6 at the ASSE Region III 35th annual Professional Development Conference. ASSE President Warren K Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, will address the attendees on the need to continue to increase awareness of the safety professional’s role in preventing injuries and illnesses on the job, especially internationally, noting that recorded work-related incidents and diseases kill 2.2 million workers each year worldwide. Other topics include homeland security support and the role of the safety and health professional presented by retired Brigadier General Jose Riojas; reducing fleet transportation accidents; addressing multi-cultural work environments; effect of substance abuse in the workplace; accident investigation; crane safety; oil and gas production emergency response; chemical safety; and risk management, to name a few. Additionally, Jimmy Cabrera will discuss leadership.

The conference also features technical tours of FMC Technologies and NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Exhibitors representing businesses from across the southwest will also be a part of the conference.

ASSE’s Region III is made up of members from Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma representing thousands of members. Please go to http://region3.asse.org for more information. To register for the conference please contact J/B Meetings, Inc. at 713-532-0044.

WHEN: August 3-6, 2008, with the 8th Annual ASSE Region III Gold Tournament & Lunch scheduled for Sunday, August 3 to be held from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Wildcat Golf Club.
Conference registration begins Sunday, August 3, at noon. The welcome reception starts at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel
2900 Briarpark Drive
Houston, TX 77042
(713) 978-7400

CONTACT: To register please go to http://region3.asse.org/ or contact J/B Meetings, Inc. 713-532-0044.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members. Region III has more than 3500 members with 15 chapters and eight student sections throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. For more information, please visit http://www.asse.org.

The media are welcome to attend. Please contact Diane Hurns at dhurns@asse.org for credential information.



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