OSHA, Safety Engineers Team Up to Highlight Job Safety

April 27, 2006

In an ongoing effort to increase public awareness on the importance of workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will kick-off the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) 2006, which runs April 30 – May 6.

According to Illinois-based ASSE, the event will kick off on Monday, May 1 at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building-Auditorium, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Speakers include: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., assistant secretary of Labor, OSHA; Jack H. Dobson Jr., CSP, president, American Society of Safety Engineers; Rose McMurray, associate administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; and Art Nordholm, secretary, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.

The NAOSH Week events will address key occupational safety, health and environmental issues and initiatives aimed at reducing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses for teen workers in the landscaping, construction and transportation industries. The event will also feature the winners of the fourth annual ASSE national kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest from around the U.S., Canada and 30 other trade organizations representing all industries.

NAOSH week is intended to focus the attention of employers, employees, and all partners in occupational safety, health and the environment on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the
workplace; to increase the understanding of the benefits of investment in occupational safety and health; and, to encourage new health, safety and environmental activities. For more information go to www.asse.org/naosh06.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, Ill.-based ASSE describes itself as the largest and oldest professional safety organization, committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE has 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members who manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education.

Source: American Society of Safety Engineers

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