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Safety 2022: Education and Innovation

Thousands of safety professionals will descend upon Chicago June 27-29, 2022 for Safety 2022, the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) annual educational and expo show. As is the norm for our digital age, there are three options for participating in Safety 2022: In person, online only and expo only. Both the in person and online experiences offer 60 days of online access, and both include the opportunity to earn CEUs (7.4 for on-site attendees and 6.4 for those taking the conference in online). Safety 2022 is one of the industry’s premiere annual events, with a menu that includes educational sessions, a product-rich expo and ample opportunities for networking and sharing ideas with other safety professionals, who come to the convention from all over the world.


Safety 2022 will include panel sessions aimed at tackling emerging important challenges that safety professionals are currently confronting.

General Sessions will be held in the Skyline Ballroom, McCormick Place (West Building) and will be live-streamed but not recorded or available on-demand – so make sure you go in person if you are interested in hearing from the speakers. The opening General Session will be Monday, June 27 with an early bird start: 7:30am CT. Speaker Kevin Brown will discuss the unconventional path he took from blue-collar roots in Muskegon, Michigan to the executive boardroom.

The Closing General Session on Wednesday, June 29 at 1:45pm CT will feature a speaker with an even longer journey, from poverty in Jamaica to England’s prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and ultimately, to Olympic glory. Three-time Olympic bobsledder Devon Harris will share how focus and persistence enabled him to move past the difficult environment of his early years and achieve greatness.

The Expo

More than 450 exhibitors will showcase and demonstrate innovative occupational safety and health (OSH) products for use in safety and risk management, engineering, fire protection, industrial hygiene, construction, training and more. Safety professionals will get an up-close opportunity to explore cutting edge solutions that will safeguard workers and enhance productivity. For attendees worried about finding the time to visit booths and connect with exhibitors, the convention schedule will have an expo-only time built into the event schedule.

A sampling of sessions

Among the many topics that will be covered during Safety 2022:

  • Are You Speaking the Right Language? Multicultural Considerations
  • Perception: How It Impacts Your Leadership Success
  • Seven Practical Steps to Build a Culture of Safety and Reliability
  • Updated Silica Regulation Enforcement Guidance for Construction
  • GHS/HazCom: Maintaining Compliance and Preparing for Future Changes
  • Gazing Into the Safety Crystal Ball
  • Risk Control for Hazardous Materials: HazMat Safety Program
  • Trends in Lithium-Ion Batteries and Energy Storage Systems: Are We Protected?
  • Monitoring Community Exposures During Oil Drilling Activities
  • Complex Equipment and Facility Safety Signoffs and Commissioning
  • Building Safety Leadership and Culture in Construction
  • Prevention Through Ergonomics: Incorporating Ergonomics into Prevention Through Design

Covid protocols

For entry to the conference and expo, attendees are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative results for a test taken or administered within 48 hours of arrival. (Visit the website for information on how to use Bindle to submit the information.) Additionally:

  • ASSP will provide a contactless badge printout option for all attendees.
  • Cleaning protocols and room capacities will be optimized for health and safety.
  • All attendees, exhibitors, staff and vendors must follow current CDC and local state guidelines for masks that are in place at the time of the event.

About ASSP

ASSP is the world’s oldest safety society, having been founded more than 100 years ago in response to the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire – one of the highest fatality workplace disasters in U.S. history. The organization’s name has changed over time, from the United Association of Casualty Inspectors to the American Society of Safety Engineers and then in 2018, to the American Society of Safety Professionals. Throughout its history, the ASSP has remained committed to providing education, advocacy and standards development that help safety professionals prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. ASSP members serve on dozens of federal and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) safety and health committees. Additionally, ASSP is the secretariat for 11 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) committees responsible for more than 100 safety standards. To learn more, visit For more information about Safety 2022, visit: WMHS

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