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Retooling for the New Economy is Topic of ASSE’s S. California Chapters and the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Symposium

Posted in on Thu, Jul 8, 2010

Des Plaines, IL (July 8, 2010) — WHAT: The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County chapters will host a Joint Technical Symposium in conjunction with the Southern California and Orange County American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, titled “Retooling for the New Economy: Emerging Solutions in Environmental Health and Safety.” The event is open to professionals, students, retirees and vendor exhibitors.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 20, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Grand, Long Beach Center
4104 E. Willow St.
Long Beach, CA 90815

WHY: This event will provide attendees with opportunities to share knowledge and expertise and will serve as a forum for discussion, learning and innovation. The symposium will begin with a continental breakfast, followed by nine breakout sessions and two keynote presentations by experts in the safety, health and environmental field. Keynote speakers include Aaron K. Trippler, AIHA director of government and John Howard, M.D., director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Breakout sessions include a wide range of topics such as hazard communication, ergonomics in an aging workforce, green building mandates and safety leadership.

CONTACT: Early bird registration is $125.00 until August 15 and $150.00 after the early registration deadline. Full time students and those who wish to register for lunch events or vendor exhibits only may register for $45.00. Additionally, retired ASSE and AIHA members, as well as those professionals who are between jobs may register for $75.00. For more information and to register, please visit or contact Cari Elofson at

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members who 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 For more information about the ASSE Long Beach Chapter, visit, for the Los Angeles Chapter visit and for the Orange County Chapter visit http://orangecounty

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