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Fine-Tuning Performance Measuring to Reach Greater Safety Success Focus of American Society of Safety Engineers’ March Symposium

Posted in on Thu, Feb 1, 2007

Des Plaines, IL (February 1, 2007) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will hold a “Measuring Performance for Safety Success” symposium this March 29-30 in Costa Mesa, CA, at the Hilton Orange County. The two-day symposium will feature many topics including evaluating and measuring organizational safety culture, options for small and large organizations, using financial risk management performance indicators to sell the safety process, using risk reduction metrics, predicting human error and performance, measuring the culture at Pfizer, how to establish and use a measuring process, and more.
Carl DeMaio, president and CEO of the Performance Institute of Arlington, Virginia, will give a keynote presentation titled “Performance Matters: Planning, Measuring, and Managing for Results”. DeMaio will discuss his eight-step criteria for evaluating one’s performance management framework. He will look at making performance measures timely, meaningful and relevant and that one is measuring the right things, at the right time, with the right people and at the right level of efficiency.
A symposium special presentation by Bob Paladino, CPA, and president of Bob Paladino & Associates, LLC, will provide insight into the performance management strategies of corporate executives. Paladino is a long-time practitioner in the corporate performance management field and draws upon experience implementing GE and Motorola Six Sigma, activity-based management, knowledge management, and process improvement disciplines.
Dr. Gerald Turner, CMC, P.E. of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Institute will discuss applying best practices using the BSC, strategic performance management and measurement, transformation, and change management. His presentation will introduce the BSC approach to strategy execution as it applies to the goals of safety and health management.
Other organizations’ performance measurement practices such as at Pfizer, Stepan, Baxter Healthcare, GE, Grant Prideco and others will also be featured along with determining how they may apply at others.
Prior to the symposium, ASSE will also be offering math review, Associated Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Corporate Safety Management seminars. Registration for the symposium includes 1.2 CEUs/COCs, 2.0 IH CM points and .75 CHMM CMP. An early registration discount is provided to those who register by Feb. 23, 2007. To register please go to ASSE’s web site at

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.

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