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American Society of Safety Engineers Announce New Sponsorship by the SafeStart Company

Posted in , on Fri, Apr 27, 2012

DES PLAINES, IL (April 27, 2012) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is pleased to announce  that SafeStart®, a company that provides safety awareness and safety skills training programs, is a new  centennial sponsor of ASSE.  As part of the sponsorship, SafeStart® is the premier sponsor of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week and the annual ASSE kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest.

SafeStart® is a division of Electrolab, a Belleville, Ontario–based company that has been serving the educational and industrial markets with resources for teaching safe practices, technical skills and human resources development for more than 35 years. The SafeStart® Advanced Safety Awareness and Safety Skills Training programs are applicable to every individual and are designed to help employees teach the SafeStart® concepts to others in their family. SafeStart is applicable to all work environments. There are also versions of its programs specifically for the construction industry and contractors, and, for the healthcare industry.
SafeStart® is striving to be one of the world’s leading producers of safety awareness and skills training programs. They are well on their way: SafeStart® is now available in 25+ languages, and has been implemented at 7,000+ sites in over 40 countries and over 1.5 million people trained.
“We are extremely honored to continue to support and partner with the ASSE as we work to reduce injuries everywhere – on the job, off the job and on the road,” said Larry Wilson, author, SafeStart®,  co-owner, Electrolab.
SafeStart® will be the premier sponsor of the May 6-12, 2012, NAOSH Week which aims to increase awareness of occupational safety, health and the environment (SH&E) as well as the SH&E profession. The ASSE kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest reaches children about the importance of being safe on the job and on what SH&E professionals do every day to prevent work injuries and illnesses.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment.  Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education.  For more information on ASSE please go to www.asse.org.    For more information about SafeStart®, its products and services please visit www.safestart.com.
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Contact: Diane Hurns, 847-768-3413, dhurns@asse.org


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