American manufacturers are increasing their international market shares due, in part, to workplace safety programs, according to one safety expert.
Michael Coleman, Manufacturing Specialty Administrator for the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) says the company he works for knows that by not cutting safety and health programs during the economic downturn, U.S. companies are holding onto and gaining in market share worldwide.
“However, those that reduce their safety and health budgets and programs are looking at losing that competitive edge,” Coleman said.
Coleman will discuss how safety programs help manufacturers stay competitive at this year’s ASSE Professional Development Conference and Expo, June 28-July 1 in San Antonio, TX.
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Other key presenters include acting OSHA administrator Jordan Barab and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.