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ASSE’s Middle East Chapter Presents 6th Annual Health, Safety and Environmental Symposium on Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals

Posted in on Mon, Oct 18, 2010

Des Plaines, IL (October 18, 2010) — The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Middle East Chapter is a featured sponsor of the 6th annual Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Symposium on Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals on October 25-27, 2010, in Doha, Qatar. This forum is also endorsed by the Supreme Council of Health of Qatar, the Hamad Medical Corporation of Qatar, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), the Board of Environmental Health and Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) and the Institute of Professional Environment Practise (IPEP) and will feature many speakers from locations worldwide.

The symposium will feature more than 30 sessions designed to help professionals learn valuable skills associated with topics such as HSE from an executive’s point of view, HSE management strategies during a recession, successful HSE management and occupational health and wellness. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Salih Ali Al Marri, the Assistant Secretary General for Medical Affairs for the Supreme Council of Health in Qatar.

Among the featured speakers is ASSE past-president and 2010 ASSE Safety Professional of the Year (SPY), Mike W. Thompson, CSP. Thompson has over 30 years of experience in the safety, health and environmental field and is currently the Information Technology and Service Global HSE Advisor for BP Exploration and Production in Houston, TX. He will be presenting a session titled, “Business Continuity Planning: Anticipate, Evaluate and Confront,” for the symposium and will focus on defining business continuity versus incident management, integration of incident management, risk and resilience and working with governments, law enforcement agencies, NGOs and the media. Thompson was recently awarded one of ASSE’s most prestigious honors, the SPY award, at the annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) held in June of 2010 in Baltimore, MD, for his outstanding achievements and contributions to ASSE and the safety, health and environmental profession.

For more information on the symposium, and to register, please visit the ASSE Middle East Chapter’s web site at

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

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