PARK RIDGE, IL — The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has opened registration for its signature safety event. The Safety 2022 Professional Development Conference and Exposition will be held in person June 27-29 in Chicago. The event will also feature an online program to give occupational safety and health professionals around the globe convenient access to continuing education.
“As always, our conference and expo will be a dynamic learning and networking experience that supports our mission to help protect workers in every industry worldwide,” said ASSP President Brad Giles, P.E., CSP, STS, FASSP, GIOSH. “It’s a place to find real solutions to workplace safety challenges, especially now when environments can quickly shift. We’re excited about what we have in store for attendees.”
Thousands of safety and health professionals look to ASSP’s conference each year to grow their professional development and meet experts who can help them advance their careers and elevate safety at their companies.
Safety 2022 will highlight best practices, industry trends and the latest product innovations. Concurrent sessions by industry trendsetters provide practical information that can be used today and in the future to protect workers and enhance business operations. The expo will feature hundreds of companies showcasing innovative safety solutions that can help organizations reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
“If your job involves the safety and health of your organization, Safety 2022 is the place to gain critical insights and knowledge to advance your work environment,” said Stephanie Gurnari, CSP, chair of ASSP’s Professional Development Conference Planning Committee. “It’s a comprehensive experience that provides significant value.”
ASSP will enhance the in-person event at McCormick Place with an engaging virtual program with mobile compatibility for broad access to additional concurrent education sessions. The conference’s popular general and plenary sessions that aim to inspire, entertain and inform will be livestreamed so that in-person and online attendees experience them together in real time.
The safety and health of everyone at the convention center remains a priority. Under ASSP’s on-site safety plan, attendees must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of badge pick-up. Masks are not required at this time. ASSP continues to track public health guidance and may revise its protocols as the event draws closer.
Safety professionals attending in person can earn 1.4 continuing education units (CEUs) for career advancement. All registrations include 60-day on-demand access to sessions recorded for the online event that provide an additional 6 CEUs, enabling attendees to earn up to 7.4 total. Online-only registrants can earn up to 6.4 CEUs.
Register online to get the discounted early rate through April 21. Groups from the same company can save on the entire conference by contacting ASSP’s Nancy O’Toole at 847.768.3466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ASSP is also offering an expo-only pass for the second year in a row.
McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America. The sprawling lakefront campus, featuring a network of pedestrian sky bridges and promenades, is connected to multiple hotels and located just minutes from downtown. Chicago is well-known for its architecture, museums, Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and deep-dish pizza. ASSP’s global safety event began in Chicago in 1962 and was last held there in 2011.
Stay informed of the latest Safety 2022 news and current safety and health protocols at safety.assp.org.
About ASSP – Working together for a safer, stronger future
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 36,000 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 www.assp.org and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Blaine Krage, 847.768.3416, email@example.com