About the Conference

ASSP is the preferred source for education among safety professionals, providing valuable training, networking, knowledge, skills and continuing education. ASSP has a long-standing reputation of delivering top-quality occupational safety and health education and training members can immediately put into practice.

Stay Relevant

Safety professionals are expected to have expertise in risk management, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, product safety, environmental management, Workers’ Compensation, standards and organizational management, in addition to the more traditional aspects of safety management. The annual conference encompasses all this and so much more.

For three days, engross yourself in almost 20 hours of IACET accredited education formatted as concurrent sessions, flash sessions, key issue collaboration sessions, and panels on the topics relevant to your company’s situation.

Over 5,000 OSH professionals will come together to learn about best practices, case studies, the latest technology and how to advance their safety efforts.

Find Real Solutions to Your Top Challenges

The annual conference is an industry-defining event for OSH development. There are more than 240 concurrent sessions presented by the best minds in the industry, focused on 20 subject areas from construction to transportation and everything in between. You will learn what’s going on in the industry, find out what strategies your peers are implementing, and discover how they are tackling similar issues you are facing. In short, you’ll learn new strategies and solutions to solve some of your biggest challenges.

Meet and Learn From the Trendsetters

Our speakers, attendees, and exhibitors are at the forefront of the industry; they are the game-changers. Our 300+ speakers won’t just be presenting to you. They’ll be sitting next to you, attending sessions, and having lunch with you. This is your opportunity to share ideas, challenges and make connections.

Network with the Best

Meet more than 5,000 of your peers who are also passionate about safety. This is your chance to get up close and personal with them. You’ll walk away with a new set of contacts for collaboration and sharing best practices. There are 27 communities to network with. Plus 98% of our attendees would recommend the conference to a colleague.

Inspire Your Team

Take what you learn and share it with your team. You’ll have the tools and know-how to implement the latest strategies. It’s not just about your professional development. By successfully using what you learn, you’ll improve your organization’s bottom line!

See the Latest Innovations & Products

The expo will host over 600 companies presenting cutting edge products, technology and techniques for occupational safety. Gain the exposure you need to keep yourself not only relevant but ahead of the curve.

Interested in being a Welcome Ambassador (formerly greeter)? *This program is FULL for Safety 2018*

If you have an outgoing personality, have been attending the PDC for a while now and know the ropes, come join our group of Welcome Ambassadors and network with newcomers and others who need help finding their way. For more information, contact Tracy Flaherty at +1 847 768-3421, tflaherty@asse.org.

Register today!

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ASSP Staff
The ASSP Staff looks forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

ASSP Thanks Its Sponsors


  • Safestart - Diamond Sponsor
  • CLMI - Diamond Sponsor
  • BCSP - Diamond Sponsor


  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor
  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor

For more than 50 years, the ASSP’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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For general information about the event/expo/conference, including registration, please contact us at:
  +1 847 699.2929
  +1 847 768.3434
  520 N Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL