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ASSE’s Hawaii Chapter’s Biennual April Pac-Rim Conference to Feature Global SH&E Experts

Posted in , , on Tue, Dec 20, 2011


DES PLAINES, IL (December 20, 2011) – With more than 34,000 occupational safety and health professional members located in 73 countries, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is truly a global society. As such, the award-winning ASSE Hawaii Chapter will be host to the Governors Pacific-Rim Safety and Health Conference in Honolulu April 16-18, 2012, featuring global safety and health experts.   The conference will feature federal, state and city officials along with top safety professionals from around the world. It will offer 90 educational sessions, close to 100 exhibitors displaying the latest in SH&E products and services, and pre-and-post educational courses.

The ASSE Hawaii Chapter is led by Craig Shoji, CHST, ASP, president; Howard Hendricks, CSP, president-elect; Les Onaka, CSP, secretary; Mary Silva, CSP, treasurer; Joanna Clark, CHST; Jim Newberry, CSP, webmaster, and delegates Neil Yamamoto, CSP, and Mark Behrens, CSP.

Attendees will hear from top safety and health professionals including Eileen Pozniak, CEES, CHSC, CHSP, past president of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), and former University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan occupational health and safety professor. Pozniak will speak on “Global Safety – the 6 ½ Things That Will Work Anywhere”.

Other speakers include ASSE Senior Vice President Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, whose address is titled “2012 Global Influences on Safety and Health”.  Seabrook is also the membership chair of the ASSE International Practice Specialty group and has spoken worldwide on international safety and health.  ASSE Past President James ‘Skipper’ Kendrick, CSP, distinguished ‘Fellow’ of ASSE (2009), honored as the ‘Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year’ (ASSE 2000) and former director of global safety for Textron, Inc., with operations in 29 countries, will also speak. Kendrick’s presentation is titled “We Don’t Need a Safety Culture”.

The conference will be held April 16-18 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Registration is $425 before March 31, 2012; $475 after March 31 and for those registering four or more in a group the cost will be $400 per attendee.

Those who would like to speak at the conference can go to for a speaker application or contact Howard Hendricks at An exhibitor application can also be found at or contact Joanna Clark at To register for the conference please go to

The ASSE Hawaii Chapter, a winner of the ASSE Chapter of the Year award, was chartered June 21, 1951. Members actively participate in local occupational safety and health events and host workshops, including the Pac-Rim biennial safety conference ( .  For more information about the Hawaii Chapter, please visit

Founded in 1911, the 100-year-old Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest safety society. ASSE 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, health care and education. For more information and to view the documentary ‘ASSE – Celebrating a Century of Safety’ please go to

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