Student Events

From networking to learning, there are many reasons to attend ASSE’s Professional Development Conference & Exposition. Join your peers, OSH professionals and employers for this conference which offers the tools you need to begin a successful career in safety. The conference showcases the best in the profession, while bridging the gaps between established experts and students. It’s never too early to connect with your future colleagues. The early student member registration rate is only $35. You CANNOT beat this value for three full days of instrumental safety education.

Student Roundtable Discussions – Safety Talks, Wednesday, June 21, 2:30–4pm: The Student Roundtable Discussions—Safety Talks will give you a broader perspective on what it is like to be an OSH professional and insight into preparing for your career. OSH professionals from various industries and backgrounds will share their career experiences and discuss leadership and communication skills, professional development and other relevant topics in an informal roundtable setting.

Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific

Young Professionals and Student Breakfast, Tuesday, June 20, 9:15–10:15am: Come enjoy a continental breakfast, a presentation by Georgia-Pacific, learn all about what Safety 2017 has to offer, and network with other young professionals and students. Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific. Register at

Career Center: The on-site Career Center has resources that can help you launch your career. Stop by and view internships and entry-level job opportunities provided by companies from across the country. Visit company tabletop booths to learn more about potential employers and connect with reps and recruiters from top companies.
Career Center Hours
Monday, June 19, 10am–3pm
Tuesday, June 20, 8:30am–5:30pm
Wednesday, June 21, 8:30am–5:30pm
Thursday, June 22, 7am–3:30pm

Research Poster Sessions: The Poster Session stimulates interest in OSH research and acts as a forum to share best practices, new initiatives and earn recognition. Your proposal should include purpose, methods, results and conclusion. Put your research in front of thousands of practicing safety professionals, add an esteemed research presentation to your resume and receive a complimentary conference registration. Open to students and graduate students. Click here to download more details on the poster session program.

Plenary Session: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health will discuss insights on the key issues affecting safety and health professionals. This session will focus on the role that safety and health professionals can and should play in addressing these issues and will include questions from the audience.

ASSE Thanks Its Sponsors


  • Safestart - Diamond Sponsor
  • CLMI - Diamond Sponsor
  • ProcessMAP - Diamond Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor


  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor

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About Safety 2017

For more than 50 years, the ASSE’s Professional Development Conference has been and will continue to be the direct reflection of what is taking place in the occupational, safety and health industry.

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