OH&S SafetyPod: ASSP Safety 2020: Transitioning to the Digital Space
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, ASSP's Safety 2020 show has gone virtual! Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the benefits of a virtual event with ASSP President Diana Stegall.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Jun 15, 2020
I don’t know about you - but pre-COVID-19, I was excited for June because I knew that I would be traveling to Orlando to attend the American Society of Safety Professional’s Safety 2020 Conference and Exposition. ASSP’s Safety show was the first large trade show I attended after becoming the Editor of OH&S and I have fond memories of getting to meet all of you, walking the expo floor and seeing all the new products as well as sitting amid all the safety professionals in the conference educational sessions.
It really was my first foray into the safety industry and I always am excited to attend, but this year, because of COVID-19 and the recommendation to socially distance and avoid large crowds, ASSP had to pivot and move to a virtual platform.
I was interested in what that might mean for Safety 2020, so I brought Diana Stegall, ASSP’s 105th President on the podcast to talk about the decision to go virtual, the advantages and benefits this new format, and if you stay until the end you’ll get to hear a sneak preview of what is to come next year for Safety 2021!
Listen to this episode of OH&S SafetyPod on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and more.
A special thank you to Bradley:
For almost 100 years, Bradley has created the most complete and advanced commercial washrooms and comprehensive solutions that make industrial environments safe. Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Bradley is a USGBC & ISEA member and manufacturer of locker room products, plumbing fixtures, washroom accessories, partitions, emergency fixtures and tankless water heaters. https://www.bradleycorp.com/
Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.