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American Society of Safety Engineers’ Student Section Takes Safety on the Road

Posted in on Thu, Apr 5, 2007

Des Plaines, IL (April 5, 2007) — In an effort to educate and promote the occupational safety and health profession, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) student section at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) put on a career in safety presentation for the students of Indiana High School in Indiana, PA on March 9. The three ASSE student presenters, Nicole Buczak, Justin Little and Clint Shinsky spoke about the occupational safety and health profession and all that it has to offer.

The topics discussed during the presentation were: job placement, the IUP curriculum in the Safety Science department, types of jobs available as well as their experiences in the occupational safety and health field.

“The students were very interested and asked about the curriculum and job placement,” ASSE Student Member Nicole Buczak said.

The presentation was a community service effort by the ASSE student section to educate high school students about the field of safety science. “We, as a group, also feel that many high school students have little or no knowledge of the major,” stated Buczak. “Or, the positive effects the safety and health profession has on everyone’s quality of life.”

Buczak said that the students asked in-depth questions concerning the classes they will be taking as well as the job placement. “This was very successful and I suggest that more high schools offer this presentation to their students,” explained Buczak.

The Safety Science Department of IUP has offered students the benefit of being a part of the student section of ASSE for more than 20 years. IUP’s student section has won the “Outstanding MSA/ASSE Student Section of the Year” many times and has a current membership of approximately 100 students. The section sponsors monthly meetings in the field of occupational safety and health as well as a variety of community service events that help promote and workplace safety and education.

The primary focus for the safety profession is prevention of harm to people, property and the environment. Safety science is a twenty-first century term for everything that goes into the prevention of accidents, illnesses, fires, explosions and other events, which harm people, property and the environment. For more information about the safety profession or to download and free copy of the Career Guide to the Safety Profession, visit

For more information about the “Indiana University of Pennsylvania Safety Science” presentation or the student section of ASSE, please contact Nicole Buczak at or Jill Burgos at

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 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information check ASSE’s website at

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