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Baltimore Harbor Construction Success Among American Society of Safety Engineers’ Business of Safety March Conference Topics

Posted in on Tue, Feb 19, 2008

Des Plaines, IL (February 19, 2008) — DES PLAINES, IL (February 19, 2008) – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., will participate in a panel discussion titled “Executive Forum Panel Presentation” on the key to corporate safety communications with Maureen Steinwall, president of Steinwall Industries, and Thomas Krause, chairman of BST, at the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) “The Business of Safety – A Matter of Success” symposium this March in Baltimore, Maryland.

The March 13-14 symposium will feature sessions on how integrating safety into the construction of Baltimore’s Harbor East contributed to its success; aligning safety with industry business strategy; designing out workplace hazards; successfully managing vendors; contract writing, and case study roundtables discussing best practices and real-world experiences.

The executive forum panel Assistant Secretary Foulke will participate on will focus on how safety professionals can communicate effectively and achieve ongoing support from senior leadership in a corporation. They will review how the status of safety efforts in the organization should be communicated to the safety professional; what steps the safety professional should take to increase interaction with senior leadership; and, what actions make the safety professional influential in their organization. Questions will also be taken from the audience for the 1-2 p.m. panel discussion to be held March 13.

In addition, business strategist Chuck Martin will deliver the keynote address presentation Thursday morning on leveraging safety leadership and lead attendees through a self-assessment process to evaluate one’s business acumen. Martin advises audiences and companies countrywide on how to cope with today’s business challenges.

The symposium also features 20 concurrent sessions on business tactics, negotiation skills, risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, influential leadership and other business strategies that strengthen occupational safety, health and environmental professionals’ efforts to illustrate how safety is good business.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information or to register please visit or call 847-699-2929.

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