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Crane, Public Safety & Crisis Operations Top ASSE’s November AZ Construction Safety Symposium Agenda

Posted in on Fri, Jul 11, 2008

Des Plaines, IL (July 11, 2008) — MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Injuries and fatalities due to crane accidents, falls, electrical accidents, and substance abuse occur often at construction sites worldwide. The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) “Solutions in Construction Safety” symposium to be held in Arizona this November 20-21 aims to provide occupational safety, health and environmental professionals and other attendees information on effective practices and solutions to address these issues from experts in construction safety. The symposium will feature sessions on crane safety; the Minneapolis, MN, bridge collapse and the crisis operations that followed; preventing strains/sprains and slips/trips/falls; protecting the public; the issues of control of substance abuse at a construction job site; and lessons learned in fall protection along with a panel presentation titled “Big Projects, Big Challenges” and “Share the Solutions” roundtables.

T. Shane Bush, CPT, president of BushCo, Inc., of ID, will provide the keynote presentation titled “Right Brain Leadership for the Future of Construction Safety” and Jay Greenspan of JMJ Associates of TX, will present “Create a Breakthrough in Your Construction Safety Performance” for the general session.

In addition, ASSE will be host to other professional development programs prior to the symposium.


November 20-21, 2008 – from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. – Construction Safety Symposium

November 17-19, 2008 – Three-day preparation for the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Certification examination.

November 16 – 19, 2008 – ASSE Math Review Seminar, the ASP/CSP and the Corporate Safety Management seminar prior to the symposium.


Chaparral Suites Resort Scottsdale
5001 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

CONTACT: Contact ASSE at 847-768-3429 or to register. Media are invited to attend and can contact to request credentials.

Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. It has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members. For more information, please visit

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