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Media Alert: Mesuring What Works Topic of American Society of Safety Engineers’ March 29 – 30 Symposium in Costa Mesa

Posted in on Tue, Mar 27, 2007

Des Plaines, IL (March 27, 2007) — WHAT: The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will hold a “Measuring Performance for Safety Success” symposium March 29-30, 2007 in Costa Mesa, CA. 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.

Prior to the symposium, ASSE will be offering math review, Associated Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Corporate Safety Management seminars.

WHEN: March 29 – 30, 2007, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-540-7000

HOW: To register go to, call 847-699-2929 or register on-site. Registration for the symposium includes 1.2 CEUs/COCs, a handout binder with proceedings, 2.0 IH CM Points #06-2967 and .75 CHMM CMP.

WHO: 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 and look at making performance measures timely, meaningful and relevant.

Bob Paladino, CPA, and president of Bob Paladino & Associates, LLC, will provide insight into the performance management strategies of corporate executives. Paladino draws upon his 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.

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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On-site contact: ASSE’s Manager, Education and Program Development Trudy Goldman

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