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American Society of Safety Engineers’ International Membership Grows

Posted in on Thu, Aug 9, 2007

Des Plaines, IL (August 9, 2007) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) welcomed two new international chapters to its rank during its 46th annual Professional Development Conference and Exposition held last June in Florida. New chapters from Nigeria and Papua, Indonesia were approved by the ASSE Board of Directors raising the number of countries represented in the society to 72.

“Safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals enable good and sustainable safety, health and environment performance,” ASSE President Michael W. Thompson, CSP, of Houston, TX, said. “The resources ASSE provides its members on safety, health and environmental issues and the profession are invaluable. As more of our global members utilize this information and best practices we continue to expand our efforts to help prevent occupational injuries and illnesses in all marketplaces.

“We provide the venue and environment for members to tap into a global network of SH&E professionals,” Thompson said.

ASSE members are located around the globe and in every industry. Other countries with ASSE chapters are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Western Australia. The U.K., Egypt and Ecuador have ASSE sections.

“We continue to survey, monitor, listen and tap into the needs of our members and provide them with high-quality programs, technical expertise, professional development and products they want, but more importantly, what they need,” Thompson said. “We strive to anticipate trends and be prepared to help the SH&E professionals in their careers. ASSE, through its vast membership knowledge provides leadership related to SH&E standards development and consensus building. We continue to advance our global community of networked SH&E professionals.”

There are 49 ASSE members in Nigeria and 72 in Papua, Indonesia.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 30,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in all industries, government, education, labor and insurance. ASSE is the secretariat for several American National Standards Institute (ANSI) committees and projects. ASSE members also serve on over 40 safety and health standards committees. For more information and a list of chapters in each region, go to the ASSE membership page at

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