From networking to learning, there are many reasons to attend ASSE’s Professional Development Conference & Exposition. Join your peers, OSH professionals and employers for this conference which offers the tools you need to begin a successful career in safety. The conference showcases the best in the profession, while bridging the gaps between established experts and students. It’s never too early to connect with your future colleagues. The early student member registration rate is only $35. You CANNOT beat this value for three full days of instrumental safety education.
Student Roundtables Discussions – Safety Talks: The Student Roundtable Discussions—Safety Talks will give you a broader perspective on what it is like to be an OSH professional and insight into preparing for your career. OSH professionals from various industries and backgrounds will share their career experiences and discuss leadership and communication skills, professional development and other relevant topics in an informal roundtable setting.
Career Center: The on-site Career Center has resources that can help you launch your career. Stop by and view internships and entry-level job opportunities provided by companies from across the country. Visit company tabletop booths to learn more about potential employers and connect with reps and recruiters from top companies.
Research Poster Sessions: The Poster Session stimulates interest in OSH research and acts as a forum to share best practices, new initiatives and earn recognition. Your proposal should include purpose, methods, results and conclusion. Put your research in front of thousands of practicing safety professionals, add an esteemed research presentation to your resume and receive a complimentary conference registration. Open to students and graduate students. Click here to download more details on the poster session program.
Executive Panel: The Executive Panel, consisting of executives from a range of industries and organizations, providing you a valuable view of safety from the c-suite. Hear their insight on safety and the role of OSH professionals in their organizations. The stories and examples they share offer additional tools and strategies that can help you understand your role, overcome organizational obstacles and ultimately be more effective. Previous companies have included ABB, CITGO, Disney, Dow Chemical, Kraft, L.L. Bean, Lockton, Turner Construction, United Airlines and URS.
Plenary Session: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health will discuss insights on the key issues affecting safety and health professionals. This session will focus on the role that safety and health professionals can and should play in addressing these issues and will include questions from the audience.
Industry Networking: Our Practice Specialties and Common Interest Communities, including Young Professionals in OSH, will be offering a series of meetings, events and receptions. These events offer opportunities for more networking, obtaining technical information and furthering your professional contacts.
Concurrent Sessions: Over 200 peer-reviewed sessions are distributed among 20+ topics, including fundamental sessions. These sessions are ideal for students and beginning professionals, offering an excellent introduction to a broad range of topics such as hazard identification, construction, fire protection, risk management, and safety management.