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On-Site Safety Plan Announced for Safety 2022

Updated March 22, 2022

ASSP continues to keep members informed of the latest news and education regarding workplace safety and health guidance throughout the prolonged pandemic. We are excited that our Safety 2022 Professional Development Conference and Exposition is moving forward in Chicago from June 27-29 as we focus on protecting the safety and health of everyone at the convention center.

Under ASSP’s on-site safety plan, Safety 2022 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. We continue to track public health guidance and may revise our protocols as the event draws closer.

As always, we appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you either in-person or online for our dynamic learning and networking experience. Stay informed of the latest Safety 2022 news at safety.assp.org.

ASSP takes safety and health seriously and strongly recommends adherence to all guidance from public health officials. Our goal is to offer you the highest quality educational resources in accessible formats to meet your evolving needs during the pandemic and beyond.

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ASSP Education and Meetings

ASSP continues to deliver many education courses virtually. We offer online instructor-led courses, live virtual classroom sessions and self-paced online courses. In addition, all meetings of the Board of Directors, Society councils and committees, and regional operating committees are being held virtually.

ASSP will offer a selection of in-person education courses in Chicago before Safety 2022. As a condition of registration for these courses, attendees will agree to follow all local and ASSP safety protocols in place at the time of the course; voluntarily accept the inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases; and agree to not hold ASSP or its representatives liable for any illness related to that risk.

We also anticipate scheduling several in-person certification exam preparation courses later this year. We will share updates as details and safety and health protocols for these courses are finalized.

Chapter Guidance

As separate entities, ASSP chapters and their leaders must exercise good judgment in making decisions, and we strongly recommend they follow the Society's prudent approach. This includes assessing risks, working with event hosts to understand safety and health protocols, following the latest CDC guidance on gatherings, face coverings and other measures, and communicating these details frequently with your members. Doing so enables ASSP to achieve a safe and healthy operating environment across the entire organization. We appreciate your thoughtful consideration and implementation of this guidance during the ongoing pandemic.

We thank all of our members and volunteer leaders for their dedication to safe practices and adherence to Society recommendations. Please contact your chapter directly with questions about local ASSP activities.

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Healthy Habits Make Everyday Sense

Following these everyday guidelines from the World Health Organization will safeguard your health and that of other attendees at any public event.

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly clean your hands using soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer in-between hand washings and after touching common surfaces such as doorknobs, railings and tables.

Practice good respiratory hygiene

When coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your bent elbow. Dispose of used tissues immediately. If you inadvertently cough or sneeze into your hands, wash your hands right away. Don’t share food, utensils, cups or anything else that might contain germs.

Maintain social distancing

Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. This helps prevent exposure to illness.

Avoid touching your face

Hands touch many common surfaces and can easily transfer a virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. That is a typical way people get sick.

Stay home when feeling ill

If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, stay home and seek medical care early. It is best to call your healthcare provider in advance so they can direct you to the proper healthcare facility.

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