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ASSE’s Virtual Global Symposium to Answer Questions on Where to Start When it Comes to International Work Safety

Posted in on Thu, Mar 15, 2012

DES PLAINES, IL (March 15, 2012) – For those doing business globally whether located in the U.S. or internationally, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) March 20 virtual ‘Global Safety Symposium’ will provide valuable information to help understand international cultures, standards, how best to work with a multi-culturally diverse workforce, training, contractor management strategies, and, much more. The six live webcasts begin March 20 and run through March 23. However, as soon as one registers they are immediately provided a link with access to several on-demand sessions.

All symposium sessions will be presented by professionals with experience in global occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) programs and processes. The sessions will run from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. GMT so as to be more accessible for non-U.S. audience members. The live webcasts will be recorded for viewing at anytime and anywhere.

All live sessions are 60 minutes in length, plus additional time for live questions and answers. The topics include:  the Development of Pan-European EH&S Competency Standards presented by Stephen Granger, CFIOSH, of the U.K., IOSH immediate past president and director of the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS); Integrating Safety and Sustainability presented by ASSE Senior Vice President Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMOSH; Safety Culture presented by Fernando L. Benalcazar, MS, CSP, Equitable Origin America Latina CIA. LTDA., Ecuador, GM & VP Latin America;  Tips For Preparing for the CSP Exam presented by  C. David Langlois, CSP, Langlois, Weigand and Associates, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA; and, Safety Culture in China presented by  Richard Yi, EHS Manager of Nexans, China.

Pre-recorded/on-demand sessions include Achieving HSE Targets using a Multi-Culturally Diverse Workforce; ISO 31000/ANSI/ASSE Z690.2-2011 – The New Risk Management Standard; Contractor Management Strategies; Construction Safety in the International Marketplace; Conducting Health & Safety Audits That Protect Employees and Business; Your Behavior-Based Safety Process on LIFE SUPPORT?; and, From Knowing to Doing: Implementing Effective Safety Training for Employees.

For more information and to register please go to the ASSE Global Safety Symposium.  The symposium member price is $125.00, for AIHA/ACHMM members it is $135.00 with a list price of $145.00. Attendees earn 1.0 CEUs and a certificate of completion in Global Safety Essentials.

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 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, please go to


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