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Media Advisory: Fleet Safety Focus of American Society of Safety Engineers’ September Transportation Symposium

Posted in on Thu, Jun 14, 2007

Des Plaines, IL (June 14, 2007) —
WHAT: Transportation accidents are the number one cause of on-the-job deaths. In its ongoing efforts to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will be host to a 1.5 day Transportation Symposium titled Improving Fleet Safety. Topics include: In-vehicle Technology; Smart Vehicles and Other New Technologies; Event Recorders – Big Brother or Best Friend?; and Using Safety Programs to Retain Employees. The sessions and discussions will focus on new challenges faced within the transportation industry, management processes and best practices that can be implemented to move programs, organizations and careers forward.

WHEN: September 12 – 13, 2007, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday & 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: UPS Corporate Offices
55 Glenlake Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
(parking is not available)

WHO: Presenters include those from the Georgia Institute of Technology, UPS, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, Jet Express, the ASSE Transportation Practice Specialty group, Norvartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Fed Ex Express and the National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc.

WHY: The ASSE Transportation Symposium will allow SH&E professionals network and learn from other professionals and leaders in the field in order to evaluate and integrate new transportation management, principles, controls and concepts into their existing programs as well as explore the best practices in the industry and develop insights for application on the job.

CONTACT: To register for the symposium please contact ASSE Customer Service at 847-699-2929 or visit

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its 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 check ASSE’s website at

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