ASSP member Perry L. Ballard, J.D., M.S., CSHM, WSOCSM, is bringing safety to Charleston, WV, with the World Safety Organization’s (WSO) 31st annual International
Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Development Symposium. Ballard served on the 2015-16 WSO Board of Directors and was instrumental in bringing the symposium to Charleston. The event, which is slated for Sept. 17 to 19, offers a selection of accredited professional certifications for OSH professionals. The theme of the symposium focuses on the need for qualified safety professionals around the world.
"We have speakers from Europe and Nigeria among many others," says Ballard. "This really excites me. We have subject matter experts from multiple industries like the mining industry, construction, safety and environmental, occupational health and manufacturing.” Ballard is a professional member of ASSP’s Greater West Virginia Chapter.