ASSE Miami Event to Address Strong Safety Leadership, Social Networking

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will be host to a two-day "Proactive Safety Management" symposium this Nov. 12-13 in Miami, where attendees select from intensive interactive workshops based on the topics that best fit their skill-building needs on how to integrate safety into the business of their organization.

Attendees will learn how to use safety management processes and tools for implementation in their workplace as well as hear from leading authorities in the area of safety and business.

Keynoting the education event will be Barry Libert, chairman and CEO of Mzinga, a provider of social software solutions and services for marketing, customer support. and learning.

Libert will also lead a workshop examining practical aspects and applications for the use of social networking in safety management and how to evaluate an organization's social readiness through examples from company success stories. This workshop aims to help attendees learn how to use social technology to connect with co-workers, reinvent one's safety effort, and utilize steps for getting started.

Leading authority on safety management and past ASSE President Samuel J. Gualardo, MA, CSP, president of National Safety Consultants Inc., of Salix, Pa., will address the attendees and discuss how to overcome organization barriers to attain safety and health performance excellence.

"We all spend most of our time focusing on typical workplace hazards and reducing losses," Gualardo said. "We must think about the numerous tangible and intangible organizational barriers that can also have a significant impact on safety and health performance. These can be managed so that we can overcome these challenges to attaining safety and health performance excellence."

Attendees can select from several workshops on Thursday including "Aligning Safety with Business Goals," "Cost Analysis for Safety and Health," "Implementing the Z10 Standard," and "Employing Social Networking Tactics for Safety Management." The second round of workshops held the next day include "Making the Business Case of Positive Change," "Techniques for Hazard Analysis Recognition," "Leadership Tool Box," and "Safety Training." Presenting the workshops are safety and business experts from around the United States. Attendees will receive continuing education credits.

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Miami. Prior to the Nov. 12-13 symposium ASSE will be host to four seminars--the Math Review Certification Exams Workshop, Nov. 8; Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Exam Preparation Workshops, Nov. 9-11; the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Exam Preparation Workshop, Nov. 9-11; and the Corporate Safety Management Workshop, Nov. 9-11.

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