For Immediate Release Contact: Diane Hurns, 847-768-3413, dhurns@asse.org
ASSE, Am. Red Cross Announce Free Disaster Prep/Workplace Safety Web Expo for May 6
Des Plaines, IL (April 24, 2009) — In its ongoing efforts to enhance work safety the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) announced today that it teamed up with the American Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross, StayWell, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Alliance Program to present a free ‘Protecting Workers on the Job’ Web Expo on Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day, Wednesday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT. The live event offers vital workplace emergency preparedness and workplace safety information and serves as a keynote of the May 3-9 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH, www.asse.org/naosh09) Week.

During the Web Expo ASSE Senior Vice President-Elect/Region I Vice President Terrie S. Norris, CSP, ARM, CSPI, of Long Beach, CA, will present a program titled “Measuring Your Safety Program Success” from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m ET. It is a presentation aimed at helping companies develop and implement effective safety processes that increase workplace safety and contribute positively to the bottom line. The presentation provides company success stories, comparison studies, return on investment facts, showing measurement information, hazard identification and control, measuring working conditions for safety, employee perception surveys, training and information policies. A presentation that will provide companies and employees with key tools to enhance their safety programs now.

The Web Expo will allow attendees to learn from industry experts without having to leave their desk. It will also provide live question and answer sessions, chats and messaging which make the event truly interactive. Attendees also have an opportunity to visit virtual booths in the Exhibit Hall to find services, information and content while networking with other safety and health professionals.

In addition to Norris’ presentation, other timely and topical workplace emergency preparedness information will be provided by industry experts from OSHA, the American Red Cross and the Canadian Red Cross, during five free Webcasts scheduled throughout the day.

Other topics and speakers include: Christina Jones, CIH Industrial Hygienist, OSHA, on OSHA’s ‘Emergency Response Role’; Rick Caissie, national director, Injury Prevention, Canadian Red Cross on ‘Engaging Employees and Senior Management in Creating an Injury Prevention Culture’; Al Roth of Newport Corporation, Khurshed Kutky of QMI-SAI Global and Dan Straw of Pinkerton Government Services on ‘Maintaining a Safety Culture in a Recession’; Jose Benavides, Office of Small Business Assistance (On-site Consultation), OSHA, and Jim Boom of Office of Partnerships and Recognition (OSHA Challenge), OSHA, on ‘OSHA’s Cooperative Programs: On-site Consultation and OSHA Challenge Pilot Program’.

Each year ASSE and its partners utilize NAOSH Week as another tool to raise awareness about the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. This year ASSE, OSHA and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) will kick off NAOSH Week in Washington, D.C., Monday, May 4, with events at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Capitol as well as worldwide. In 2008, NAOSH Week expanded globally with events held in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and more. At the U.S. Capitol, ASSE will also recognize the winners of the seventh annual ASSE kids' ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest for children aged 5-14, honoring the next generation of safety professionals.

To register just Click Here or go to http://events.unisfair.com/rt/redcross-spring09?code=asse.
Should you have any questions call 800-667-2968 or ARC@StayWell.com. Professionals with license and/or certification requirements can attend the event and receive continuing education units (CEUs), if they live in the U.S., through the authorized provider designation recently awarded to the American Red Cross by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

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 32,000 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/naosh09.

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