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Safety 2021 Expects to Bring Hybrid Experience to 60th Event

Feb 23, 2021

See original posting at the ASSP Society Website

PARK RIDGE, IL — The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is working through a big addition to its Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition that would enable thousands of attendees to get involved like never before. For the first time, ASSP’s signature event is expected to be a hybrid experience that is also moving to a new location and date for greater accessibility.

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Lu Li wins the 2020 ASSP Chicago Safety Professional of the Year Award

Lu Li, CSP, CSE

In 2016, the CTA Board approved a major deal with China-based CSR/Sifang America Joint Venture to supply the city with the next generation of electrified railcars and in November 2020, CRRC Sifang America Inc, the subsidiary local facility of CSR/Sifang America Joint Venture delivered its first 10 prototype passenger rail cars to the city of Chicago on schedule amidst a global health crisis. From the start, ASSP Greater Chicago Chapter member Lu Li has been part of a stellar CRRC Sifang management team that reintroduced rolling stock manufacturing in the Chicago Far South Side after a nearly 60-year absence.

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Culturally Mindful Teaching for the COVID-19 Workplace

In the best of times, keeping your frontline workers safe and healthy can be a challenge. But what about in a year upended by COVID-19? How quickly did traditional workplaces that fought to stay open have to adapt their environments and behaviors to CDC guidelines? How much did having a non-English speaking workforce complicate strategy? No stranger to the challenges of communicating safety, Dan Ramir, CHST, shared the methods developed by the Latino Worker Safety Center (LWSC) to communicate workplace health and safety across cultural barriers. Mobilizing both adult learning theory and cultural relativism, the LWSC has created free, virtual, live workplace COVID-19 health courses designed to reach workers of Latino, Arabic, Chinese, and Polish heritage.

Did you miss the Chapter January webinar and want to learn more? You can contact Mr. Ramir at dan@lwsc.org directly for information or how to sign up your workers. For additional resources on COVID-19 training, you can visit our Chapter Technical Meetings pages for a publicly available COVID-19 Worker Training Program. We will be updating with the LWSC presentation when it becomes available. Stay tuned!

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