100 years

ASSE's 100th Anniversary

The American Society of Safety Engineers will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2011. Founded in 1911 as the United Association of Casualty Inspectors, the Society was formed in the wake of tragic events such as the March 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City where 146 young girls and women lost their lives in a workplace tragedy that drew the attention to the need for workplace safeguards and regulations.  As its 100th anniversary nears the 30,000 plus members of ASSE, the world’s oldest and largest professional safety organization, look forward to commemorating 100 years of dedicated service to workplace safety and health.

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Society, we look forward to:

  • Celebrating the accomplishments and professionalism of its members
  • Building on its leadership in protecting people property and the environment and
  • Launching its vision for the future of the safety profession

The Society ’s 100th year theme is:

Your Safety is our Business. Your Future is our Mission.

Tell us Your Story

We look forward to commemorating the key events that have contributed to the SH&E profession, as well as celebrating the special events and stories that have become an integral part of that history. If you have a story, anecdote or event relating to the safety profession, ASSE or workplace safety in general, we encourage you to submit the information to us.  Please share your stories – insights, best practices, milestones and more.

We are particularly intested in hearing stories that touch on:

  • Best SH&E practices you feel have impacted positively on the safety and health of employees or a community
  • Your personal aspirations or reasons for being in the safety business
  • How you feel the SH&E profession impacts the public and businesses alike 
  • What role safety will play in the future workplace
  • What milestone event from the past 100 years had a major affect on workplace safety, health and the environment (positive or negative) 

Submit your story online below, or send the information by mail to:

American Society of Safety Engineers
Attn: 100th Year
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018