ASSE’s Hawaii Chapter to Host 11th Biennial Governor’s Pacific-Rim Safety and Health Conference
Des Plaines, IL (April 20, 2010) — WHAT: The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Hawaii Chapter will be host to the 11th Biennial Governor’s Pacific-Rim Safety and Health Conference May 5-7, 2010. The nationally recognized conference is the premier safety and health conference in Hawaii, attracting attendees from all over the Pacific region.
WHEN: May 5-7, 2010
WHERE: Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
WHY: This event will provide attendees with professional networking and learning opportunities, as well as valuable information regarding occupational safety and health. In addition to speakers on topics such as ergonomics, green building, and electrical safety, highlights of the conference include keynote speaker Bernie Inman, a workplace injury survivor and motivational speaker focusing on the importance of safety on the job. Other noteworthy attendees include American Society of Safety Engineers’ President Chris Patton and Ken Nishiyama Atha of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Immediately following the conference on May 5th there will be a membership meeting and meet and greet with four past society presidents, including Mike Thompson, Eddie Greer, Jerry Ray and Skipper Kendrick, along with other ASSE leaders. Currently, there are approximately 400 attendees. To register for the conference online, visit www.assehawaii.org. The cost for registration is $400 before April 23, 2010, and will be $450 after the early registration deadline. Additionally, the conference exhibition will be open to the public on Thursday, May 6, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. only.
The ASSE Hawaii Chapter was chartered June 21, 1951. Members actively participate in local occupational safety and health events and host workshops, as well as a biennial safety conference. For more information about the Hawaii Chapter, please visit www.assehawaii.org.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members who 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/newsroom.