ASSP Safety 2022 to Highlight Session with Doug Parker, OSHA Head

Safety 2022 in Chicago is focusing on bringing safety professionals much needed education, including a conversation with OSHA’s Doug Parker.

Safety professionals are buzzing to get to Chicago for the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Safety 2022 Professional Development Conference and Exposition. Attendees of Safety 2022 will have the ability to network, learn and see the latest safety and health innovations while at the conference, and now—they’ll have the ability to sit in on a special general session featuring Doug Parker, the assistance secretary of labor for occupational safety and health.

The session, which is set for June 29, at 8 a.m. CT, will feature a Q&A with Parker in front of attendees attending both live at McCormick Place Convention Center and online through Safety 2022’s virtual platform.

Parker, the 13th person to be sworn in as assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, will be interviewed on stage about current issues OSHA is facing, including the pandemic, extreme heat, record keeping, enforcement, falls from height and OSHA’s staffing goals, according to a press release from the Society.

The session is highly anticipated as safety professionals yearn for more information about important workplace safety and health topics such as the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and extreme summer heat that continues to put workers at risk for heat-related illnesses and injuries.

The special general session with Doug Parker will be one of five major sessions being live streamed from Safety 2022 so in-person and online attendees can experience them together in real time. To learn more about how to attend Safety 2022 in person or online, visit

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