ASSE Announces 2017 Safety Summit



John Ogunsemore

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Nigeria chapter has fixed March 23-25 for its 2017 Safety Summit.

According to the Nigeria chapter President of ASSE, Herbert Nwaka, the safety summit will bring together safety professionals and captains of industry for robust discussions bordering on safety as a way of driving the national economy.

He noted that the safety summit would be the first of its kind to be organised by ASSE Nigeria.

“The last three conferences were very multinational in scope and attracted speakers and attendees from many countries.

“We owe it to the public to ensure safety professionals are up to speed with the latest global practices and safety benchmarks in a changing global world,” the Nigeria chapter said in a statement on its website announcing the summit.

Nwaka said that ASSE’s Global President, Tom Cecich, and Senior Manager for Growth and Development, Mrs Yassie S. Dunn, will be among over seven international safety professional speakers expected to participate in the summit.

He added that the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, is expected to attend the summit which will also have top-level representation of the government of Nigeria.

The 2017 Safety Summit comprises a professional development conference and exhibition and will hold at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island.

There will also be a pre-conference workshop from March 21-23, during which participants will earn a Global Safety Management Certificate.

Nwaka stated that the pre-conference workshop is focusing on catering for just 50 participants and will have the global president personally taking part in the lectures.

The summit is expected to give insight into: considerations and concrete strategies for improving safety culture; good HSE practices for Construction projects; Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene; Road Transport Safety and Process Safety Management, the statement noted.