Filling Your Schedule: Can’t Miss Sessions at Safety 2022

Safety 2022 promotes over 125 educational sessions for attendees. Here’s a few you won’t want to miss.

The American Society of Safety Professionals has long promoted education and career development at their Professional Development Conference and Exposition and this year is no different. Safety 2022 is set to take place June 27-29 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. and safety professionals cannot wait to sit in on educational sessions tailored to their profession.

Since there are three days of concurrent sessions to sift through, OH&S thought it may be helpful to highlight some of the sessions our editors are interested in sitting in on and learning more about. Below you’ll find three sessions that have piqued our interest.

DEI's Impact on Safety Leadership and Program Development

Monique Parker, CSP, Piedmont Lithium, VP – Safety, Environment Health

As a safety professional, how we lead and the programs we will develop are done with the key purpose to keep all employees safe and protected in the work environment. We many times take for granted that the people we are protecting essentially have similar experiences and backgrounds. In the past, we when thought about diversity and how we adapt programs we focused primarily on gender, but diversity is so much more than just gender. During this session we will explore how diversity should be considered in how we lead and how to adapt programs to meet all employee's needs.

Course 5001 - Monday, June 27 at 9:15 a.m. 

Risk Tolerance: Why Do Good Employees Make Risky Decisions?

Leslie Stockel, Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Why do good workers make risky decisions that result in incidents? Explore the psychological underpinnings of why and how humans make risk-based decisions, and discuss some strategies for uncovering and addressing the psychological reasons humans do what they do.

Course 5057 - Monday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m.

Best Practices for Managing Musculoskeletal Disorders

Whitney Williams, Skanska USA Building, Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager

Chantel Gorton, Work Right NW, Physical Therapist, Corporate Team - Brand Director

Cases related to musculoskeletal disorders make up a large percentage of workplace injuries. That's why it is essential to implement a prevention program that focuses on recognizing the symptoms and intervening early. Learn how to address the most prevalent workplace injuries and deepen your understanding about the benefits of early intervention.

Course 6019 - Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

To learn more about ASSP Safety 2022, visit

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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