ASSE’s President Norris Among Speakers at 7th Annual HSE Forum in Qatar to Increase Work Safety
DES PLAINES, IL (October
21, 2011) – American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) President Terrie
Norris, CSP, ARM, CPSI was among 40 global safety and health experts who
presented at the 7th Annual HSE (health, safety and environmental) Forum
in Energy,“Moulding the Future of HSE Fraternity: Global Vision and Local
Practise,”held October 10-12 in Qatar.
Norris spoke to conference attendees on professional
development, education and risk assessments and stressed the need for safety
professionals to reinvent themselves to keep pace with the changes that are
occurring within organizations. She emphasized importance of higher education
and certification in the safety and health field, as well as the great need
within the U.S. for more dedicated
academics at American colleges and universities to educate future safety
Hosted by the Fleming Gulf company, with ASSE as an
endorsing partner, the conference took place at the Doha Grand Hyatt and
provided a platform for developing strong global safety ties and building
international networks for safety professionals.
Presentations and discussions featured in the conference
included such topics as sharing best practices for safety, health and
environmental programs; challenges; and reducing hazards on the job. The forum
also included individual sessions, executive panel sessions and activity-based
Among those who participated in the forum was ASSE
past-president Darryl C. Hill, PhD., CSP vice president of safety and health
for ABB Inc., who hosted the events on October 10th, including an
executive panel that addressed the importance of the business of safety and its
return on investment (ROI).
The HSE Forum was led by His Excellence Dr. Mohammed Bin
Saleh Ai-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, and Chairman of Qatar
Petroleum, who hosted experts from around the world who spoke on topics
including comprehensive contractor safety, harmonized occupational health, and
stepping stones to environmental excellence.
In addition to Norris and Hill, other ASSE affiliated
speakers included past-president Warren Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, current vice
chair of the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM).
Founded in 1911, the 100-year-old Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the
oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people,
property and the environment. Its more than 33,000 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
view ASSE’s ‘Celebrating a Century of Safety’ video at www.asse.org/newsroom.