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ASSE Student Conference Provides Guidance and Opportunities for Next Generation of Safety Professionals

Posted in on Tue, Nov 2, 2010

Des Plaines, IL (November 2, 2010) — With 120 students in attendance from 24 American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) student sections, the upcoming ASSE Future Safety Leaders Conference will be an opportunity for students to learn about the importance of communication and leadership in the occupational safety and health profession. The conference will be held November 4-5, at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL, and will feature breakout sessions, round table discussions and a keynote address by speaker Jeb Blount. Blount has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, is the CEO of and the author of Power Principles: Do you have the winning edge?

The Future Safety Leaders Conference was created to provide ASSE’s growing student membership with a professional development event that caters to their specific needs as future professionals in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field. The upcoming conference will feature session including how to handle phone interviews, resume critiques and mock face-to-face interviews, as well as roundtable sessions on topics like construction, industrial hygiene, management, the public sector, transportation and public relations for student sections. The conference will also feature presentations by ASSE President Darryl C. Hill, President-Elect Terrie Norris, opening messages by Future Safety Leaders Conference Task Force Chair Don Jackson and a sponsor message from ASSE member and Vice President of Environmental Safety, Health and Security at URS, Brad Giles, CSP.

Sponsors for the conference include Gold Sponsors URS, Liberty Mutual and the ASSE Foundation; Bronze Sponsor the Greater Chicago Chapter; Champion Sponsor the Hawaii Chapter; and supporting sponsors the Arizona Chapter, Central Florida Chapter and the Central Indiana Chapter. With the generous support of these sponsors, the Future Safety Leaders Conference is offered at no cost to ASSE student members.

The Future Safety Leaders Conference is held annually in November for ASSE student section members. For more information about the conference and becoming a student member of ASSE, please visit

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 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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