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The ASSE Heart of America Chapter Focuses on Key Safety Topics at Annual Meeting

Posted in on Tue, Mar 1, 2011

WHAT: To provide professional development opportunities for safety, health and environmental professionals, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Heart of America Chapter, in conjunction with the Mid-America Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Safety Sciences Department of the university of Central Missouri, will host a Professional Development Conference (PDC) for safety, health and environmental professionals in April, 2011.

WHEN: Friday, April 1, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Metropolitan Community College of Business and Technology

1775 Universal Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64120

WHY: The Heart of America Chapter values continuing education opportunities for safety professionals.  The April 1, 2011 PDC will feature general sessions and subject tracks for attendees, including general industry, construction, transportation and industrial hygiene specialized sessions.  Attendees will also engage with 50+ exhibitors who will be demonstrating the latest in services, equipment, technology and supplies relevant to the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession.  In addition to excellent presentations, attendees will receive breakfast, breaks and a buffet lunch included in the registration fee, CEU’s for CSP’s and CM’s.  The program’s closing presentation will include an electrical safety demonstration, presented by Glen Maughmer, KCP&L, and Shawn Spiwak, KCP&L.  After 7 years of experience as a Journeyman Lineman, Spiwak came in contact with a 7,200 volt line and will use his experiences to help educate attendees about the importance of electrical safety and how to identify hazards.

To register, attendees must complete the official registration form or register online at  Attendees can also email registration forms to  Registration fees are $100 for ASSE or AIHA members, $120 for non-members, and $20 for students or faculty.  Groups of 5 or more attendees from the same organization receive special rates at $80 per person for members and $100 per person for non-members.  For those who are traveling from outside the Kansas City, MO, area a special room rate of $89.00 has been secured with the local Hampton Inn, located at 4233 North Corrington Ave., Kansas City, MO.

CONTACT: For more information, to register or for questions, please contact Holly Shores at  You can also visit the ASSE Heart of America Chapter at for more information about the PDC.

The ASSE Heart of America Chapter includes more than 450 safety and health professionals from the greater Kansas City, MO, area.  The Chapter was organized to offer localized membership services, networking and professional development opportunities through monthly meetings and volunteer activities.  For more information about the Heart of America Chapter, membership opportunities and upcoming events, visit

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 33,000 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

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