Ergonomic Issues Top ASSE Region 4′s Feb. Conference In Orlando
Orlando, FL (January 10, 2011) —
WHAT: The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Region 4 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, PR and VI) will be host to its annual Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida, this Feb. 3-4. Also, on February 2, a daylong pre-conference workshop titled “Investigative Photography for Safety and Health Professionals” will be held.
Despite the economy, the demand for occupational safety, health and environmental professionals is increasing worldwide. The profession was recently listed as one of the “50 Best Jobs in America” by Money magazine (go to www.asse.org/newsroom for more info). As the value of the safety professional increases, there is a need to advance the level of knowledge within the profession to meet rising expectations of performance and to continue to prevent injuries and illnesses in all workplaces. This conference is designed to provide new knowledge to meet those needs.
WHEN: February 3-4, 2011 (Thursday and Friday)
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast (Feb. 3 & 4)
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Conference –Opening Session, Keynote Presentation, Sessions (Feb. 3 & 4)
6:30 – 10:30 p.m. – Chapter Night Out-Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat (Feb. 3)
February 2, 2011 – 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m. – “Investigative Photography for Safety & Health Professionals”
WHERE: Embassy Suites Orlando — Downtown
191 East Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801
WHY: Sessions will be on several key topics including ergonomics, construction safety, fall protection, multicultural issues and the work site, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) update, preventing workplace losses, a legislative, regulatory and enforcement update for 2011, and much more. All aimed at increasing SH&E knowledge.
CONTACT: Go to http://region4.asse.org/pdc.php to register and get more information along with a complete listing of sessions and speakers and for registration fees. CEUs and CM points will be offered.
ASSE is poised to do so as it is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011 – 100 years of improving work safety for all and at the same time designing risk out of the workplace; developing safety and health systems, products and services to put into place in businesses aimed at protecting people, property and the environment.
Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest safety society. ASSE has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members located worldwide committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Please go to www.asse.org for more information.