ASSE Invites Safety Pros to Register for Webinar: Disaster Psychology - The Myths of Panic

Aug 07, 2014, 15:30 ET from American Society of Safety Engineers

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can people be trusted in times of emergencies or does panic prevail?

Paul Gantt, president and founder of San Francisco-based Safety Compliance Management, Inc., will host a webinar on behalf of the American Society of Safety Engineers where he will offer evidence from the social sciences presenting a new model for planners to utilize to enhance life safety.  His son, Ron, a vice president at the company, will join Gantt.

"Rather than being the problem to control, research suggests that people are the primary reasons there are so few deaths and so many people are rescued immediately following a disaster," Paul Gantt said.

"We are thrilled the Gantts will be offering their perspective on this timely issue," said ASSE Manager of Education Development Dan McNeill. "Safety professionals need to understand the latest research on how people respond when natural disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes and tsunamis hit or when crimes like a mass shooting occur."

The webinar will take place at 11 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, Aug. 13. The price is $95 for ASSE members and $105 for members of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials. All other registrants will pay $115.  People can register for the webinar here: .

Once registered, participants will have access to the live webinar, which also will be available 60 days after the recording and slides of the session.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 36,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to  

SOURCE American Society of Safety Engineers