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ASSE’s Chesapeake Chapter to Review Current Safety, Health & Environmental Issues

Posted in on Sat, Feb 5, 2011

WHAT:  To provide professional development opportunities for safety, health and environmental professionals, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Chesapeake Chapter, in conjunction with the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) Chesapeake Section and the Johns Hopkins University Education and Research Center, will be host to the 2011 Chesapeake Chapter Professional Development Conference (PDC) titled  “Current topics in Safety, Health & Environmental Issues.”

WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 8:00 A.M. – 4:15 P.M.

WHERE: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD  20723-6099

WHY: The Chesapeake Chapter PDC will provide attendees with valuable information on safety, health and the environment, as well as information about best practices aimed at preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. Session topics include ergonomics, emergency lighting requirements and maintenance, HIPPA and occupational health, global harmonization systems, and exploring the latest air sampling technology in detection and response.  Keynote speaker Michael Hodgson, M.D., MPH, of the Veterans Health Administration will present a session titled, “Brain Injuries Update: What Do EHS and OH Professionals Need to Know?” and plenary session speaker Hung Cheung, M.D., MPH, FACOEM will present “Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Physician.”  The Chesapeake Chapter has also donated booth space at the PDC to local Maryland 4H groups.  4H groups will showcase safety programs such as tractor safety, welding safety and electrical safety.  Overall, the PDC will provide a collaborative environment where occupational safety and health professionals will be presented with some of the most up-to-date safety and health information they can apply worldwide.

CONTACT: For more information, to register, sponsor the event or for volunteer opportunities, please contact Wendy Whitcomb at wrwhitcomb@msn.com.  Details can also be found by visiting the ASSE Chesapeake Chapter’s web site at http://www.chesapeakeasse.org/.

The Chesapeake Chapter was chartered in April of 1963 and currently has more than 450 members who represent the greater Maryland area.

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 www.asse.org.



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