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2012 Chapter Symposium
The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bahrain


The American Society of Safety Engineers-Middle East Chapter (ASSE-MEC) held its Professional Development Symposium at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bahrain. Over 150 chapter members and other safety professionals, senior executives and management from major oil, gas, petro-chemical and construction corporations together with government regulatory authority representatives from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain attended this event. The following topics were presented:

The symposium then continued by the Installation Ceremony of the chapter’s newly elected officers. Mr. Nassir Al-Jurashi (Saudi Aramco Loss Prevention Division Head) presented the 2012-2014 Nomination Committee Report and announced the names of the elected officers:


Tariq S. Al-Ghamdi President
Abdulaziz M. Al-Ghamdi       President Elect
Hatem S. Al-Ahmadi Vice President
Khalid S. Al-Khonaifer Treasurer
Abdulrahman M. Baqais Secretary
Brian K. Burns Assembly Delegate
Abdullah Al-Obedan Assembly Delegate

Then Mohammad A. Al-Shammary (Saudi Aramco Safety & Industrial Security Executive director) honored the Middle East Chapter by installing the newly elected officers and congratulated them. He also reminded the officers to fulfill their new responsibilities and achieve the ASSE objective which is to promote the advancement of the safety profession and foster the professional well-being and development of its members. 

Then on behalf of ASSE-MEC Mr. Al-Shammary honored Mr.Kassem & Mr. Zayat on their contribution to the sociaty 

Changing Safety's Paradigm

Mr. Ron McKinnon

Personnel Behavior Observation (PBO) Remove Barriers to Safety

Mr. Mohammed Al-Hajri

Murphy's Law and Loss Prevention

Dr. Bill Pomfret


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