Young Professionals & Students

Join your peers, OSH professionals and employers for ASSP’s Professional Development Conference & Exposition which offers the tools you need to begin a successful career in safety. The conference showcases the best in the profession, while bridging the gaps between established experts and students. It’s never too early to connect with your future colleagues. You CANNOT beat this value for three full days of instrumental safety education.

Concurrent Sessions:
Over 240 peer-reviewed sessions are distributed among 15+ topics, including 4 general sessions. These sessions are ideal for students and beginning professionals, offering an excellent introduction to a broad range of topics such as hazard identification, construction, fire protection, risk management, and safety management.

Career Center:
Stop by to view job opportunities across the country. Visit companies to meet potential employers face-to-face.

Career Center Hours
Monday, June 10 | 8:30AM-5:30PM
Tuesday, June 11 | 8:30AM-5:30PM
Wednesday, June 12 | 7:00AM-3:00PM

Communities Lounge:
Have fun and discover what your ASSP community can offer year-round through mini-sessions, networking, games and more. Fireside Chats with senior leaders will help you understand how to chart your own leadership path.

Roundtable Discussions:
OSH professionals from various industries and backgrounds will share their career experiences, discuss communication skills, professional development and other relevant topics. Get a broader perspective on what it is like to be an OSH professional to prepare for your career.

Networking Breakfasts:
Learn all about how to maximize your PDC experience and how to get involved in ASSP. Enjoy a continental breakfast and engage with your peers.

Research Poster Sessions:
The Poster Session stimulates interest in OSH research and acts as a forum to share best practices, new initiatives and earn recognition. Put your research in front of thousands of practicing safety professionals and add an esteemed research presentation to your resume. Call for ASSP Research Poster Session.

Some Networking Events Not to Miss!

WISE Retreat | Saturday, June 8 | 7:45AM - 5:30PM | $125 registration fee ($150 for late registration)
BISE Networking Reception | Sunday, June 9 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | $10 registration fee

Blacks in Safety Excellence Networking Reception


Sunday, June 9 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Description

Meet members of our Blacks in Safety Excellence (BISE) Common Interest Group during an offsite networking reception at Saint Lawrence's Louisiana Gastropub. Your registration includes two drink tickets and appetizers. We’ll also have special door prizes. Early registration strongly encouraged.

Blacks in Safety Excellence
Blacks in Safety Excellence
WISE Networking Reception | Sunday, June 9 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $15 registration fee

Women in Safety Excellence Networking Reception


Sunday, June 9 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Description

Join our Women in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group for a networking reception at Fulton Alley. This luxurious gaming parlor is located in the heart of New Orleans and includes a boutique bowling alley and other games. Your registration includes two complimentary drink tickets and appetizers. We’ll also have a raffle and you’ll have chances to win other special prizes. Be sure to register early because tickets are limited.

Women in Safety Excellence
Women in Safety Excellence
Emerging Professionals Networking Reception | Sunday, June 9 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM | $10 registration fee

Emerging Professionals in OSH Networking Reception


Sunday, June 9 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Description

Join our Emerging Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group for a networking reception at the Howlin Wolf, a local music venue. Your registration includes two complimentary drink tickets, entertainment and appetizers. Be sure to register early because tickets are limited.

Emerging Professionals in OSH
Emerging Professionals in OSH
Hispanic Safety Professionals Networking Reception | Monday, June 10 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Hispanic Safety Professionals Reception


Monday, June 10 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Description

Connect with member of our Hispanic Safety Professionals Common Interest Group for a night of networking. We will provide light refreshments and special door prizes.

Hispanic Safety Professionals
Hispanic Safety Professionals
Emerging Professionals & Student Breakfast | Monday & Tuesday, June 10 & 11 | 9:15AM - 10:15AM

Emerging Professionals & Student Breakfast


Monday & Tuesday, June 10 & 11 | 9:15AM - 10:15AM

Description

Mix and mingle with the Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group over breakfast at Safety 2019. Join ASSP senior leadership and staff as we discuss topics related to the OSH profession and their impact on emerging professionals in the safety field.

Young Professionals in Safety Engineering
Young Professionals in Safety Engineering
Student Roundtable Discussions-Safety Talks | Tuesday, June 11 | 2:30PM - 4:00PM

Student Roundtable Discussions-Safety Talks


Tuesday, June 11 | 2:30PM - 4:00PM

Description

Students will have the opportunity to participate in 3 roundtable discussion topics. Each rotation will be 25 minutes. The names of the roundtable facilitators and topics will be listed on the program, and topic names will be posted at each table. Students will choose 3 topics they’d like to discuss. If a table is full, students will move to another topic and come back during the next rotation.

Student Roundtable Discussion
Students
Bash on the Bayou Networking Night Out | Tuesday, June 11 | 6:30PM – 9:30PM | $20 registration fee

Bash on the Bayou


Tuesday, June 11 | 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Description

Join us for the Safety 2019 Networking Night Out at Mulate’s at 201 Julia St. in New Orleans. Enjoy Cajun food, receive two complimentary drink tickets, and party into the night with friends while listening to cover band Triggerproof. Sponsored by: Brandsafway, ASSP Region IV, Complete Equity Markets, Kahuna and Sompo International.

Mulate's
Triggerproof
*Academic Forum | Wednesday, June 12 | 8:00AM – 4:30PM | $10 registration fee

Academic Forum and ISOES

In recognition of the need for enhanced interdisciplinary collaboration and research to practice, ASSP’s Academic Practice Specialty and Council on Academic Affairs and Research are proud to provide a special opportunity to attend both the Forum and the International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (ISOES) Annual Conference at this year’s ASSP PDC 2019!

Those attending the ASSP Academic Forum only may register through the Safety 2019 registration page. Those who wish to attend one or both days of the ISOES conference may register here.

Academic Forum Agenda

Wednesday, June 12

8:00-8:10AM Opening Remarks
Lu Yuan, Sc.D., CSP and Helmut W Paschold, Ph.D., CSP, CIH
8:10-9:15AM Joint Keynote with ISOES
Robert J. Marley, Ph.D., CPE
9:15-9:30AM Break
9:30-10:10AM Student Perceptions of Leadership on Safety: High-Impact Culture
Kadie Mullins, Ed.D. and Michael O'Toole, Ph.D., SMS
10:10-10:50AM An Argument for TWH: Mental Health Impairment and Safety Outcomes
Todd Smith, Ph.D., CSP, ARM
10:50-11:30AM The Way to Develop a Safe and Sustainable Construction Workforce
Ali Karakhan
11:30-11:45AM Break
11:45AM-1:00PM ABET Updates and Panel Discussion
Amanda Reid, Hamid Fonooni, Richard Olawoyin, Paulette Lantuh, and Lu Yuan
Plated lunch will be provided. Sponsored by ABET
1:00-1:40PM Partnering with On-Campus Environment, Health & Safety
Lora Cavuoto, Ph.D., CPE and Carol Schmeidler, M.S., CSP
1:40-2:20PM Selecting Dissertation Topics within an Online/Hybrid Ph.D. Program
Helmut Paschold, Ph.D., CSP, CIH and Jan Wachter, Sc.D., CSP, CIH
2:20-3:00PM A Call for Qualitative Research in Occupational Safety
Michael Behm, Ph.D., CSP
3:00-3:10PM Break
3:10-4:30PM Panel Discussion – Internship Expectations and Requirements
Georgia Pacific, Liberty Mutual, BP, Kiewit Construction and Amazon
4:30-5:30PM Joint Networking Reception with ISOES

ISOES Agenda


Wednesday, June 12

Description
8:00-8:10AM Welcome
Sang D. Choi, Ph.D., CPE, CSP
8:10-9:15AM Keynote Address
Robert J. Marley, Ph.D., CPE, current Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the Missouri University of Science and Technology
9:15-11:30AM Presentations
12-15 minute presentations to be assigned in April.
11:30AM-1:00PM Lunch and Research-Practice-Research Panel Discussion
Academic Forum attendees are invited to participate. Panelists will describe experiences implementing the Research to Practice to Research (RtPtR) model of collaboration between academics and practitioners.
1:00-4:30PM Presentations
12-15 minute presentations to be assigned in April
4:30-5:30PM Joint Networking Reception with ASSP
Thursday, June 13
8:00-11:30AM Presentations
12-15 minute presentations to be assigned in April
TBD Adjournment

* - You can register for this event without registering for the expo. Please Note: attendee will not be able to visit any other area of the conference center.

ASSP Thanks Its Sponsors

Diamond

  • Safestart - Diamond Sponsor
  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor
  • ProcessMAP - Centennial Sponsor
  • Vivid - Diamond Sponsor
  • BCSP - Diamond Sponsor

Centennial

  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor
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For more than 50 years, the ASSP’s Professional Development Conference has been and will continue to be the direct reflection of what is taking place in the occupational, safety and health industry.

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