What's New At Safety 2018!


Safety 2018 Recordings are now included free with your conference registration! Watch 150+ sessions (all concurrent session which our speakers give us permission to record) with video and slides synched to audio. You'll receive an e-mail with information on how to access your recordings a couple weeks after Safety 2018 ends.


Giving Back - Community Service

Pay It Forward with your donation, of $25 or more, and time to help neglected children and/or homeless Veterans of the United States Armed Forces with much needed kits.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Texas cares for children and families who have been affected by trauma, abuse and neglect. This organization provides a family living environment, preserves the sibling bond, and supplies the tools to break the cycle of abuse. The goal is to help these youngest victims of trauma find a forever family or achieve self-sufficiency. SJRC kits include hygiene products, toys and games. SJRC will mail a charitable tax deduction receipt after the conference.

Soldiers’ Angels provides aid and comfort to the people of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families and a growing veteran population. Volunteers assist veterans, wounded, deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. “May No Soldier Go Unloved” encapsulates the motivation behind Soldier’s Angels. Soldiers’ Angels kits include travel-sized hygiene items. Soldiers’ Angels will have the charitable tax deduction receipt on-site.

Assemble these kits generated from your donation at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during the following times:

Sunday, June 3 | 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Monday, June 4 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday, June 5 | 10:00AM - 3:00PM


More Fun Than Run 5K | Tuesday, June 5 | 5:30PM start

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After two days of sessions and meetings, break out by registering for the first ever, More Fun Than Run 5K, at the Tower of the Americas, right near the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, home of Safety 2018. Whether you want to race like an Olympian, hop like a bunny or skip like a kid, just have fun being part of this inaugural event which supports the ASSE Foundation’s Safety Matters Fund. In 6,758 steps, you will be making history and supporting a great cause.

Registration is $45 per person and includes a T-shirt, bib number, timing chip and a goodie bag.


NEW! Grab your lunch and choose how you want to spend it in one of four ways – on your own, the Sandbox, the Playground, or the Pitch for Safety.

Sandbox: Just want to eat and chill? Visit the Sandbox for a quiet retreat on the placid make-believe shores of Safety 2018.

Playground: Interested in chatting with other attendees about the issues that keep you up at night? Then grab your lunch and head over to the Playground. Here you’ll be able to talk over some pre-selected topics in a judgement-free zone. Eat, share your expertise, repeat.

Pitch: The eternal challenge in our profession is in refining our messages, making them actionable, and getting them heard over on the operations side of the fence. Part networking/part “hands on” workshop, you’ll get a chance to pitch your ideas to upper management – and get their candid feedback on how best to craft your message so it gets heard. At the Pitch, you’ll have the opportunity to do that live –  literally get into an elevator with a senior executive and pitch your idea for improving workplace safety. The Pitch is broken down into two parts:

Monday, Starting Pitch for Safety: Six senior safety leaders will mingle and listen to ideas for improving OSH in the workplaces – coaching you on how best to present your ideas to the C-Suite.

Tuesday, Final Pitch For Safety: It’s showtime! On day two, six “elevators” will be stationed in the lunch and learn area. Each elevator will have a senior operational executive inside. Step in and you’ll have two-minutes to present your idea and receive feedback – before the elevator stops.

ASSE Thanks Its Sponsors


  • Safestart - Diamond Sponsor
  • BCSP - Diamond Sponsor
  • CLMI - Diamond Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor


  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor

For more than 50 years, the ASSE’s Professional Development Conference has been and will continue to be the direct reflection of what is taking place in the occupational, safety and health industry.

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