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ASSE New England Area Prepares to Welcome 200 Occupational Safety Professionals to its Annual PDC

Posted in , on Wed, Nov 9, 2011

8, 2011) – Approximatley 200 safety professionals from New England will converge
on Nashua, NH at the end of November for the American Society of Safety
Engineers (ASSE) Region VIII New England Area – ‘13th annual
Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition’.

Taking place on November 29 and 30, at the Radisson Hotel,
the event will feature prominent regional and national safety professionals

- Casey Grant of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
who will give a keynote address on the March 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaste Fire
that occurred in New York City, which served as the catalyst for the
development of workplace safety intitiatives and the founding of ASSE in NY
City in October, 1911.

- Mark Griffon of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, will speak
on the explosion at Kleen Energy in Middletown, CT in February of 2010.

- Marthe Kent, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Department
of Labor, OSHA will give an OSHA update.

- ASSE Senior Vice President, Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH
will speak about ASSE’s ‘Second Century’.

In addition to the keynote addresses, both days of the
conference will feature several breakout sessions addressing topics designed
for a wide variety of practice specialities within the safety, health and
environment (SH&E) profession.

“We try and provide a diverse representation of sessions,”
said ASSE member Eric Clouthier who serves as chair for the New England Area PDC.

Day one of the conference
will also feature an occupational safety vendor exposition, which will run
concurrently with the rest of the day’s activities.Attendees, as well as those who are unable to attend the PDC’s
daytime events are invited to attend a special safety networking event, which
will include social time, live entertainment and a presentation entitled
‘Complacency: The Silent Killer,’ by SafeStart’s Don Wilson.

Additional activities include an ASSE Foundation silent
auction to benefit safety, research, scholarships and grants, door prizes and
raffles and an opportunity for non-ASSE members to win a free membership.

Safety professionals from outside the New England area are
also encouraged to attend.

For more information on New England’s 13th Annual
PDC please visit

Founded in 1911, the 100-year-old Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the
oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people,
property and the environment. Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health
and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and
consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all
industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please
view ASSE’s ‘Celebrating a Century of Safety’ video at

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