The Egyptian Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) held its first forum, in Cairo, attended by key figures of the HSE field in the Oil and Gas sector.

The Egyptian Chapter were founded in Cairo, by a petition meeting on Saturday, March 11 2000, and the Inaugural Meeting held by Wednesday, June 7 2000 and was honored by the presence of Mr. Fred Fortman, Executive Director of the ASSE.
The forum was held to promote membership of Egypt Section and be eligible to be Chapter in order to share experience while developing the body of knowledge relevant to the HSE profession through technical meetings.

ASSE Egypt Section was founded, as the third international section outside the USA, in June 2000. Their vision is to be able to premier organization and resources for those engaged in the practice of protecting people, property and the environment, and to lead the profession nationally.

ASSE is a global association providing the professional development and representation for those engaged in the practice of safety, health and the environment and providing services to the private and public sectors to protect people, property and the environment.

The forum witnessed the participation of many Egyptian petroleum figures. Dr. Wael Abdel Ghany, Halliburton Egypt, opened the agenda of the event after that Eng. Ayman Fatthy, Country Business Team Leader, 3M Egypt, addressed his word.  Among the speakers, there were Said Khalifa, Egyptian Fertilizers Company, Ramy Tolba, HSE Team Leader, 3M Egypt and Dr. Hussein Abdul Haie, NIOSH Egypt.

While Ahmed Azzam, Ideal Standard Group, stressed during his speech on the Meerkat way and how this small animal could achieve the HSE policies by teamwork. There were also Mohamed Abdul Aziz, SEGAS, Mohamed Fekri, HSE Mgr., Egypt LNG and Essam Abdel Moneim, Chairman of Ahram Drilling Co. who concluded and closed the session.