Safety 2018 – It was HISTORIC!
Posted: Jun 13, 2018
Hopefully, you were one of the many ASSP members who made it to Safety 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Networking opportunities abounded with over 5,000 safety professionals from around the world, not to mention the hundreds of safety vendors from all across the United States. This conference was historic for more than just the attendance. It marked the official change from our old name: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) to American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).
In addition to the keynote talks, breakout sessions, tours, pre-conference, and post conference seminars, there were many opportunities to network and meet informally with Region parties, vendor gatherings, and safety demonstrations.
Special thanks to DuPont and VF Workwear for bringing “Thermo-Man” to demonstrate why Flame Resistant (FR) garments are so important if your facility has potential flash fire or arc flash hazards!
Cotton garments burn – even after the flash fire is gone…
…but Flame Resistant (FR) garments, such as the Nomex coveralls pictured, will self-extinguish once the flames are gone.
(All photos by Joe Korpi)