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ASSE To Address Major Construction Safety Issues During March Virtual Symposium

Posted in on Thu, Feb 11, 2010

Des Plaines, IL (February 11, 2010) — Key construction topics will be the highlight of the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) ‘Construction Safety: Best Practices and Standards Virtual Symposium’ to be held on-line March 16-18 for construction professionals located worldwide. The symposium is for construction professionals who face making a number of significant decisions that not only impact worker safety and health, but the safety of the public as well.

The symposium will feature best practices and a review of safety standards for construction and demolition sites including presentations from 14 experts on: the Protecting America’s Workers Act (PAWA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s impact on the construction professional; key elements to a successful safety program; demolition for construction and demolition operations; scaffolding for construction and demolition operations; excavation for construction – best practices and standards; crane operation best practices; managing subcontractor safety; enhancing safety and reducing risk – fall protection on construction sites; protecting the public; health hazards on construction sites; construction industry risk management; and, political and regulatory issues facing construction.

The three-day event is delivered entirely online. Attendees not only will have access to ASSE’s Virtual Symposium Network, but to a variety of learning materials, including session slides, videos, podcasts, papers and eight free ANSI/ASSE standards related to the presentation topics, a value of more than $500. Registrants can view the symposium webcasts for 30 days following the live symposium and will receive 1.0 in CEUs.

The ‘Construction Safety: Best Practices and Standards Virtual Symposium’ registrants will be logged into ASSE’s Virtual Symposium Network, which has four key areas: the ‘Attendee Area’ where attendees can search for and communicate with other attendees and symposium speakers; the ‘Session Hall’ – to access the symposium webcasts on the day and time of the session, you can click on a link to join a live webinar event, and after the webinar ends, one can go back to the Session Hall to view the archived recording; the ‘Resource Room’ for access to a variety of learning materials, including standards, session slides, videos, podcasts or PDF job aides; and, the ‘Virtual Expo’ to view new services and products.
The symposium will be beneficial for managers, consultants, civil engineers, field-level safety supervisors, and construction-level supervisors who need information to implement effective construction safety best practices in their companies; newly assigned construction safety and health personnel; insurance risk managers and loss control safety, health and environmental professionals with construction industry insurance coverage; and, all other personnel with a responsibility for construction safety.

For more information and to register, please go to or contact For ASSE members who register by February 26, the cost is $195.
Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest safety society with more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Go to for more information.

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