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ASSE Symposium at the 2014 World Safety Congress

The American Society of Safety Engineers is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with VDSI, Germany’s largest occupational safety, health and environmental association, to produce a symposium entitled “Building a sustainable culture of prevention in the supply chain” at the XX World Safety Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany, August 24-27, 2014.

Symposium Topic and Format

The symposium will be a panel discussion with a facilitator and 4 panelists. Each panelist will be expected to give a 20-25 minute presentation on his or her paper, which may be of any length and should relate to improving occupational safety and health in the supply chain (case studies, new approaches, employee and factory owner training, managing and auditing suppliers, government policy, etc.).

Submission Process

Any parties interested in presenting a paper at this symposium are requested to submit an abstract online at by November 30th, 2013. Late abstracts will not be considered. Selected participants will be informed of their status no later than March 31st, 2014.  

Important Information

Symposium speakers will receive a reduced registration rate of 150 euros for the Congress. Special fellowships may be available to speakers from developing countries, subject to application and review. The working language of the symposium will be English.

About the 2014 World Safety Congress

The Congress, which will have the theme “Sharing a Vision for Sustainable Prevention,” will include plenary sessions, symposia, poster presentations, industrial visits, trade fair and the International Media Festival for Prevention.

The XX World Safety Congress, organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Social Security Association (ISSA) and German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), is the world's largest event for the international occupational safety and health community. It is held every three years.
For more information, contact Laura Clements at ASSE.