Crane Safety, Crisis Operations Top ASSE Safety Symposium Agenda

Wed November 26, 2008 - National Edition

The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) “Solutions in Construction Safety” symposium, held Nov. 20 to 21 in Scottsdale, Ariz., provided occupational safety, health and environmental professionals and other attendees information on effective practices and solutions to address injuries and fatalities due to crane accidents, falls, electrical accidents and substance abuse from experts in construction safety.

The symposium featured sessions on crane safety; crisis operations that followed; the positive return on investing in safety; preventing strains/sprains and slips/trips/falls; protecting the public; the issues of control of substance abuse at a construction job site; and lessons learned in fall protection along with a panel presentation titled “Big Projects, Big Challenges” and “Share the Solutions” roundtables.

T. Shane Bush, president of BushCo Inc., provided the keynote presentation titled “Right Brain Leadership for the Future of Construction Safety” and Jay Greenspan of JMJ Associates of TX presented “Create a Breakthrough in Your Construction Safety Performance” for the general session.

ASSE also hosted other professional development programs prior to the symposium.