Race Car Driver Davey Hamilton to Open 2012 Indiana Safety and Health Conference and Expo in March
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 19, 2012) – Indy
Car driver Davey Hamilton will serve as this year’s opening general session
speaker at the 2012 American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Central Indiana
Chapter’s Indiana Safety and Health Conference and Expo, which will take place
March 12-14 at the Indianapolis Marriott East.
Approximately 1,000 safety, health and environmental
(SH&E) professionals from Indiana and several surrounding states are expected
to attend the conference which will feature three days of concurrent educational
workshops and sessions, and over 80 exhibitors.
Hamilton, who will present the opening session with
popular Indianapolis radio personality Mike King of IMS Radio, was a race car
driver in the Indy Racing League Indy Car Series. He was involved in a
crippling accident in 2001 while competing at the Texas Motor Speedway. He
suffered injuries to his legs and feet that were so severe that at one point
doctors had considered amputation.
Now retired from racing, Hamilton will speak to
conference goers about the importance of safety in motorsports along with the advancement
of safety products that have been born out of the sport.
In addition to Hamilton’s address, attendees will have
the opportunity to attend workshops in break-out sessions that will address a
wide range of issues facing SH&E professionals including; implementation of
Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals (GHS),
effective training for adult learners, building a desired safety culture and
controlling loss producing variables, ergonomics, underground utility damage
prevention, construction safety, occupational nursing, emergency management and
fire protection and secrets of highly performing safety cultures.
Expected to be a highlight of the conference is the March 14th
morning general session, a live dog bite safety demonstration which will bring
awareness to dog bite safety issues and demonstrate practical and preventative
measures to take. The popular session on preventing dog bites held last year at
the ASSE Professional Development Conference is usually standing room only.
“You have to understand the breed of a dog and how to
protect yourself from a particular dog if you are ever attacked,” explained
Bruce Guiliani, CSP, CET, the Indiana Safety and Health Conference and Expo
chair. “They can be deadly.”
Over the years the Indiana Safety and Health
Conference and Expo has proven to be one of the leading regional professional
development conferences for the SH&E profession, with attendees travelling
from 13 different states in 2011.
All members of the safety profession including safety
managers or directors, industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses or
practitioners, contractors, construction managers, safety committee members,
plant managers and human resource managers are encouraged to attend. For more
information and to register go to www.INsafetyconf.com.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the
oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people,
property and the environment. Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health
and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and
consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all
industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information
please go to www.asse.org.