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ASSE to Co-Sponsor 7th Annual HSE Forum in Qatar to Increase Work Safety

Posted in on Tue, Sep 6, 2011

In its ongoing efforts to increase work safety worldwide, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)  will co-sponsor the  seventh  annual health, safety and environmental (HSE) forum on energy titled, “Moulding the Future of HSE Fraternity: Global Vision and Local Practise” this October 10-12 in Qatar. It will be hosted by Fleming Gulf and  take place at the Doha Grand Hyatt.

The conference will feature presentations from global safety and health experts on such topics as  sharing best practices for safety, health and environmental programs; challenges;  and, reducing hazards on the job. The forum will feature individual sessions, an executive panel session, activity-based workshops and a networking exhibition, showcasing the most up-to-date technology and products for safety professionals.

Led by His Excellence (HE) Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Ai-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, and Chairman of Qatar Petroleum, the forum will provide a platform for developing strong global safety ties and building international networks for safety professionals.  More than 40 experts  will  speak on topics such as comprehensive contractor safety, harmonized occupational health, stepping-stones to environmental excellence, HSE and community development, disaster management, and various other topics relating to regulatory and legal affairs.

ASSE President Terrie Norris, CSP, ARM, CPSI, will present on professional development, education and risk assessments at the October forum. Norris said, “Safety is the same in any language and we are all striving to provide safe and healthy workplaces while meeting local regulations and accommodating local customs.  As we grow globally, multi-national conferences like this become increasingly more important as they add to our ability to act locally, while thinking globally.”

Featured forum speakers affiliated with ASSE include   past-president Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP vice president of safety and health for ABB Inc.; past-president Michael W. Thompson, CSP, HSSE advisor for BP Upstream’s Information Technology and Service Global division; and, past-president Warren Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, current vice chair of the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM).  In addition, global safety professionals such as Subash Ludhra, president-elect for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH); Francois Eyraud, director of labor protection for the International Labour Organization; and more will provide valuable information and best practices for safety professionals around the world.

For more information, to download a copy of the program brochure, and to register, please visit  For more information about ASSE’s Middle East Chapter, please visit

Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the 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, healthcare and education.  For more information, please go to and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to




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