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American Society of Safety Engineers Provide Career Help For Members

Posted in on Mon, Feb 9, 2009

Des Plaines, IL (February 9, 2009) — One of the services the 98-year-old American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers its members is the Nexsteps ( job board web site where members can review and apply for posted occupational safety, health and environmental jobs and where employers can review resumes and post positions.

The site operates 24/7. Currently there are close to 50 job openings posted with more than 3300 active employers participating and close to 2800 active resumes available for review.

Jobs posted are located countrywide including cities such as San Francisco, St. Paul, Fresno, Denver, Memphis, New Haven, Gaithersburg, Norfolk, Lincoln, Fairfax, Brooklyn, The Woodlands, Fort Rucker, Omaha, Sana Rosa, Raleigh, Orland Park, Tuscaloosa and more. Salaries for the posted jobs range from $36,000 to $177,000 annually. There are openings for all levels of experience. Currently, the manufacturing, insurance, risk management, construction, environmental, management and engineering industries have the highest number of job listings on the Nexsteps site.

“Many safety and health professionals have found positions utilizing not only this career site, but by networking at ASSE chapter and regional events along with ASSE symposiums,” ASSE President Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, said today. “Not only this, but through Nexsteps we offer a portal for employers to some of the most experienced safety, health and environmental professionals around. It is, and has been, a great service for all and a free one for our members. A service we believe can help during these tough economic times.”

To get started job seekers and employers should go to . For employers it costs $275 to post a position for one month, $300 for two months and $325 for three months or until the position is filled. Entry-level positions (requiring one year or less experience), internships and University positions can be posted free of charge. Once posted the position appears immediately.

To assist members further, ASSE will again have the Nexsteps Career Center at Safety 2009 – the ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC), in San Antonio, TX, to be held in late June. The on-site career center will be available to assist SH&E job seekers, students, members and employers alike. During the PDC, employers can post their career opportunities for free on the web site at and job seekers can review and apply for job openings on site. The career center will be open throughout the conference.

For additional help ASSE members, corporate supporters and more donate to the ASSE Foundation which provides resources for scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession. This includes awarding scholarships, internships and fellowships to students, ASSE members and faculty pursuing safety and health studies in accredited college and university degree programs. For more information go to

Founded in 1911, Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest safety society. Its more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professionals work in all industries and are committed to protecting people, property and the environment. For more information please go to

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