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September 2014

ASSE Connection

ASSE Symposium at 2014 World Congress

ASSE is partnering with VDSI, Germany's largest occupational safety, health and environmental association, to produce a symposium, ìBuilding a Sustainable Culture of Prevention in the Supply Chain,î at the XX World Safety Congress on Safety and Health at Work. The event will be held Aug. 24-27, 2014, in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature four panelists, each of whom will deliver a presentation. The symposium's working language will be English.

The conference will include plenary sessions, symposia, poster presentations, industrial visits, a trade fair and the International Media Festival for Prevention centered around the theme ìSharing a Vision for Sustainable Prevention.î The event is organized by International Labour Organization, International Social Security Association and German Social Accident Insurance. Held every 3 years, the World Congress is the world's largest event for the international occupational safety and health community. For more information, contact ASSE's Laura Clements at or (847) 768-3451.

ASSE Launches Safety Management Innovation Award

ASSE has launched a new award to recognize the efforts of individuals for their innovation and creativity in managing safety in the workplace. Sponsored by Cintas, the inaugural Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management will be presented at Safety 2014 in Orlando, FL. The award recognizes the innovative solutions needed to keep workers safe each day solutions that feature a dynamic mix of sound science, proven engineering principles and strong interpersonal skills.

The recipient will receive a plaque and cash prize of $3,000. Application deadline is March 31, 2014. Visit for more information.

Learn From Management Perspective on SH&E Issues

The Business of Safety Resource Center ( provides various resources that show how SH&E investment can positively impact an organization's bottom line. One of those resources is a collection of interviews with industry experts, providing managerial perspective on numerous SH&E topics (

The interviews provide firsthand advice and real-world industry examples on topics such as fall protection, business of safety, security, standards, behavior-based safety and more.

ASSE's 2014 Professional Development Brochure Is Online

Professional development is a key aspect to the safety profession. ASSE offers seminars, training, and its professional development conference and exposition every year to help SH&E professionals grow their knowledge base to enhance the profession.

ASSE's 2014 Professional Development brochure is available online at The brochure provides the information needed to work toward a Certificate in Safety Management, Executive Program and Global Safety Management; all courses needed to prepare for the ASP, CSP, CHST or OHST exams; a list of virtual offerings; information about on-site seminars and training; and details on Safety 2014, scheduled for June 8-11 in Orlando, FL.


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