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American Society of Safety Engineers, Penn State Team up to Offer Safety and Health Scholarship for Students

Posted in on Tue, Mar 24, 2009

Des Plaines, IL (March 24, 2009) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced the establishment of a new annual scholarship through Penn State University, the ‘American Society of Safety Engineers and Joel M. Haight Scholarship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’, funded by royalties from sales of ASSE’s first edition of “The Safety Professionals Handbook,” which was contributed to and edited by Joel M. Haight, PhD, P.E., CIH, CSP.

ASSE will contribute $1,000, or one percent of the royalties on the sales of the first edition of the “Safety Professionals Handbook”, whichever is greater, to the scholarship fund. Additional contributions may be made. The number of scholarships and the amount awarded each year will be determined by the Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering Department’s Scholarship Committee, and will be dependent on the annual contribution from ASSE.

The scholarship will be available to Penn State University undergraduate students enrolled in or planning to enroll in Penn State University’s Industrial Health and Safety Program in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The scholarship will cover one academic year per student.

The “Safety Professionals Handbook” is a comprehensive two-volume book consisting of 79 chapters on such topics as management of safety engineering work, risk assessment, hazard control, physical hazards from an industrial hygienist perspective, fire dynamics, ergonomics, personal protection equipment (PPE) and cost analysis and budgeting. The handbook is comprised of two volumes – “Management Applications” and “Technical Applications.”

All chapters were peer reviewed with Dr. Haight, Associate Professor, Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State University, acting as editor in chief. The contributing authors—practitioners, researchers and academics—each average roughly 20 years of experience in the field.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 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 please go to

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