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ASSE President Rick Pollock Among Experts to Speak at the 8th Annual HSE Forum in Energy Held in Qatar to Increase Work Safety

Posted in , , on Wed, Jul 11, 2012

DES PLAINES, IL – (July 6, 2012) – American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
President Richard Pollock, CSP will be amongst 40 global safety and health experts
who will address the SH&E fraternity at the 8th Annual HSE (health, safety and environmental) Forum in
Energy, scheduled to take place from 8th -10th October 2012 in Doha Grand Hyatt
Hotel, Qatar.

The conference supported exhibition event, will witness
participation of over 350 global HSE experts from the energy sector, advocating
a strong commitment towards improved worker’s health and safety, conscientious
community involvement and environmentally sustainable business practices.

Re-instating the theme, “Refining the Vision: Turning Commitment
into Reality,” the event will  reflect
that though times are tough, challenges are great and approaches are altered to
cope with the impounding pressures, it is important to remain committed to
sustainable HSE performance and prioritize to align it with corporate goals.

Pollock as the conference chairman for the first day of the conference, will deliver a
presentation on the ‘Changing Chemistry of Safety: Rebut Myths & Dilemma”
thereby necessitating a paradigm shift of focus from injuries to assessing
actual hazard exposure and mitigating associated risks. His presentation will
outline why and how organizations should develop a focus on exposures and not
injuries, as the trigger for action and performance measure.

Hosted by the Fleming Gulf Company, with ASSE as an endorsing
partner, the forum program focusing exclusively on business-critical issues of
HSE practitioners, will offer advice and best practice guidance through
peer-led interactive sessions, thought provoking debates, real-life case
studies, and practical activity- based workshops giving each participant a
learning experience unique to their professional needs. Running alongside the
conference, the exhibition will be shared by leading companies showcasing the
very latest technology offerings in the market.

Amongst many regional and international invited speakers, ASSE
past-president Darryl C. Hill, PhD., CSP; Vice President of Safety and Health
in ABB Inc., will share his thoughts on the growing importance of credible and
visible leadership in the SH&E profession, and ASSE member and
International Society of Fall Protection President, Thomas Kramer, P.E. CSP,
Principal for LJB, Inc. will present case studies reiterating the business case
of fall protection program.

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 go to


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