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ASSP Shifts SafetyFOCUS 2021 to Virtual Event

Sep 15, 2020

PARK RIDGE, IL — The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is shifting its second-largest annual event to a live virtual experience early next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. SafetyFOCUS 2021 will move from an eight-day in-person conference in Las Vegas to a 10-day online event. Attendees should mark their calendars for Feb. 8-12 and 15-19 to join the immersive education experience.

“We must continue to support occupational safety and health professionals who are helping their companies keep workers safe throughout the pandemic,” said ASSP President Deborah Roy, M.P.H., RN, COHN-S, CSP, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN. “Virtual platforms have proven to be a smart and successful education alternative while the future of in-person gatherings remains uncertain.”

SafetyFOCUS is a deep dive into safety education with industry leaders who help participants excel at protecting workers in all industries. ASSP’s Live Virtual Classroom technology will enable SafetyFOCUS instructors to conduct courses in real time from wherever they are located. The courses will take place from 8 am to 4:30 pm CT each day, providing all the benefits of face-to-face instruction without the travel time and hotel expenses. Attendees simply need a computer with a camera, audio and internet access to participate.

“Instructors can see you and you can see them,” Roy said. “It’s an engaging experience that allows you to ask questions and interact with other virtual learners in real time. It’s time well-spent to advance your career.”

SafetyFOCUS 2021 offers workplace safety and health courses on a broad range of topics such as business skills and personal development, certification prep, construction, ergonomics, fall protection, risk assessment and management, safety management systems, and training and education. Attendees also fulfill their continuing education unit (CEU) requirements while making lasting professional connections and absorbing relevant information they can immediately implement in their organizations.

Get more information about SafetyFOCUS 2021 at

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For more than 100 years, the American Society of Safety Professionals has been at the forefront of helping occupational safety and health professionals protect people and property. The nonprofit society is based in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Its global membership of nearly 40,000 professionals covers all industries, developing safety and health management plans that prevent injuries, illnesses and deaths. ASSP advances its members and the safety profession through education, advocacy, standards and a professional community. Its flagship publication, Professional Safety, is a longtime leader in the field. Visit and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media contact: Blaine Krage, 847.768.3416,
Lori Elder

I think this is a great idea!  In the age of technology and IOT we should be leveraging this as a means to maybe reach more individuals that couldn't travel in the past to "Seminarfest" but now will be able to take advantage of the many wonderful trainings that ASSP offers.   I for one will take a closer look at some of the courses to see what I want to participate in!  Thanks for continually reinventing the organization to meet the needs of the members




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