At last year’s professional development conference (PDC) in Denver, we asked 10 occupational safety and health professionals a few questions. First, why do they choose to attend ASSE conferences year after year? Second, why should other people join them in San Antonio for Safety 2018? Here’s what they said.
Safety 2018: The Best Safety Ideas, the Best Value
Courtney Harmon, CSP, regional EHS program manager for Prime Now North America at Amazon, is going to Safety 2018 because it provides the best value for her company. By surrounding herself with the best safety ideas in the industry, she can find solutions that work for her team, she says. For Courtney, the conference is about learning from top safety professionals with diverse perspectives.
Safety 2018: Quality Education for Every Safety Professional
Alyssa Schloss, safety specialist at AECOM, is going to Safety 2018 because it provides hands-on educational opportunities with great speakers. The conference lets her customize her experience to the topics that are of greatest interest to her and bring that knowledge back to her company.
Safety 2018: When You Invest in a Safe Team, It Shows
Josh Reed, GSP, environmental, health, safety and workers’ compensation specialist at DanoneWave North America, is going to Safety 2018 because he thinks it’s one of the best investments he can make in his career and professional development. He believes advancing safety and helath for your organization is priceless.
Safety 2018: Demonstrate Your Commitment to Safety
Alex Sewing, CSP, environmental, safety and health specialist at AECOM, is going to Safety 2018 because it brings together safety professionals from all over the world. Attendees may have diverse backgrounds, but they all share a passion and love for safety.
Safety 2018: It's Geared Toward the Safety Professional
J.A. Rodriguez Jr., CSP, SGE, global senior leader of environmental health, safety and sustainability at Raytheon, is going to Safety 2018 because it brings safety professionals together around a common cause: working together for a safer, stronger future. For him, it's an opportunity to renew the energy he needs to make a difference.
Safety 2018: Network With the Best to Become a Better Safety Professional
Willie Sease III, M.S., GSP, health and safety coordinator at Stratas Foods LLC, is going to Safety 2018 for the great networking opportunities. For him, networking leads to resources, and both are key to being the best safety professional you can be.
Safety 2018: There Is Something for Every Safety Professional
Alyssa Lynough-Weber, CSP, corporate EHS engineer at MilliporeSigma, is going to Safety 2018 because there are a variety of courses and activities that appeal to every type of safety professional. That creates a great energy at the event, she says, and it’s easy to start conversations with new people.
Safety 2018: Learn From the Best in the Safety Profession
David Finley, CSP, director of occupational health and safety at Dolese Bros. Co., is going to Safety 2018 because it offers educational opportunities you can’t get anywhere else. It’s a place where safety professionals learn the latest knowledge and best practices for protecting people, property and the environment.
Safety 2018: It's a Safety Conference on the Cutting Edge
Mike Sample, CSP, CDS, course director for commercial auto and transportation at Liberty Mutual Insurance, is going to Safety 2018 because keeping up with the latest technology and regulations is critical to his professional development. It’s a place for him to exchange information with his peers and focus on his own growth and success, he says.
Safety 2018: Make Connections in the Safety Profession
Abby Ferri, CSP, president of the Ferri Group LLC, is going to Safety 2018 for the networking opportunities. You never know who you are going to run into, she says, and the connections you might make that will help build your knowledge and advance your career in the safety profession.