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U.S. Department of Labor Releases Preliminary National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report for 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor’s  Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries preliminary  report ( released September 20, 2012, showed 4,609 people died from on-the-job injuries in the U.S. in 2011, 13 people a day.
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ASSE’s Workplace Safety Poster Contest For Kids Kicks Off 11th Year

DES PLAINES, IL (September 19, 2012) – Children aged 5-14 will again have an opportunity to illustrate the importance of being safe at work by entering the 11th annual American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) kids’ ‘Safety on the Job’ poster contest opening today and running through February 14, 2013.
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Driving Safety Leadership Topic of ASSE’s November Florida Symposium

DES PLAINES, IL (September 13, 2012) –   Increasing occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals impact on workplace safety and their organization through effective leadership will be front and center at the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE)  ‘Safety is About Leadership’ symposium to take place in Orl

ASSE Supports Recommendations to Update OSHA’S Voluntary Protection Program

DES PLAINES, IL (September 12, 2012) – The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) today commended the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on its recently released ‘Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Review’ report noting that its recommendations would help encourage the involvement of employers who have joined with thei

ASSE Foundation Memorial Scholarships Honor 9/11 Victims

DES PLAINES, IL (September 11, 2012) – To honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
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ASSE Foundation Garners Key CFC, Guidestar Recognition

DES PLAINES, IL (September 6, 2012) – The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation was just accepted into the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity campaign to receive donations, and, given ‘Valued Partner’ status by Guidestar.
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For Labor Day, ASSE Offers Tips on How to Increase Work Safety for Older Workers, Note Increase in Fatalities

DES PLAINES, IL (August 30, 2012) – With recent statistics showing workers in the 65 and older age group having the highest number of on-the-job deaths in the U.S.
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For Labor Day, ASSE Provides Tips for Increasing Workplace Safety for Older Workers

TIPS FOR INCREASING WORKPLACE SAFETY FOR OLDER WORKERS The American Society of Safety Engineers, with 35,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional global members, is concerned with recent statistics that show the age group with the highest number of workplace fatalities in the U.S.
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ASSE Offers Businesses, Employees, Communities Hurricane Season Safety Tips, List of Resources

Des Plaines, IL (August 29, 2012) — As Hurricane Isaac pounds the southern states and with Hurricane season running through November, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) notes the importance of having an emergency plan in place when a contingency situation, such as a Hurricane, happens at work, at home or in the community.
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ASSE Announces Support for New Efforts to Further Prevent Construction Worker Falls

DES PLAINES, IL (August 23, 2012) — Each year thousands of workers are injured and 225 die from construction-related falls.
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