ASSP Announces Safety 2021 as a Hybrid Event in Austin, Texas

ASSP Announces Safety 2021 as a Hybrid Event in Austin, Texas

The ASSP's Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition will take place Sept. 13 - 15 online and in-person in Austin, Texas.

The American Society of Safety Professionals has announced their latest shift for the Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition. The organizations said that it will be prioritizing the safety and health of all attendees through their hybrid event which will take place online and in-person in Austin, Texas. The event will take place on Sept. 13 - 15, 2021. 

According to a press release, ASSP says it will combine the in-person event at the Austin Convention Center with an engaging virtual component that features mobile compatibility to offer unprecedented access to the 60th annual conference. The new framework replaces the Society’s original plan to present Safety 2021 in Denver in June.

“Expect a conference experience that is mindful of the public safety and health challenges we continue to face due to the pandemic,” said ASSP President Deborah Roy, M.P.H., RN, COHN-S, CSP, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN. “We’ve all missed being together in person, and we’ll provide safe opportunities for safety professionals to learn and reconnect with one another to enhance their careers. For example, face coverings will be mandatory.”

ASSP will require all attendees to wear face coverings at the event and will continue to look for ways to maintain the health and safety of attendees who choose to come to the in-person conference and exposition.  The Society said it is working diligently to integrate many safeguards into its new plan and continues to monitor pandemic-related developments in Austin. Furthermore, if the public health situation doesn’t improve as expected, the Society stated that they have the flexibility to shift the conference to an all-virtual event.

To learn more about the Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition, visit

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

Download Center

  • EHS Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • COVID Return-to-Work Checklist, Fall 2021

    Use this checklist as an aid to help your organization return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and healthy manner.

  • SDS Buyer's Guide

    Learn to make informed decisions while searching for SDS Management Software.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Industry Safe

Featured Whitepapers

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - September 2021

    September 2021


      Managing Combustible Dust and Risk Mitigation
      The Rising Popularity of Safety Helmets on the Jobsite
      Five Tips for a Successful Wear Trial
      Medical Surveillance Versus Medical Screening
    View This Issue