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ASSE Announces Centennial Sponsorship by BP

Posted in on Thu, Aug 11, 2011

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is pleased to announce centennial sponsorship by BP, one of the world’s leading international oil and gas companies.  BP will provide support for the Society and the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession as ASSE enters a new century of protecting people, property and the environment.  With a focus on workplace safety and health, the collaboration between BP and ASSE represents a joint commitment to supporting the safety and health professional, as well as reducing risks in the workplace.

Collaboration between ASSE and BP includes working on the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability as well as the Elevating the Value of the Safety Professional project.  These two ASSE priority initiatives are expected to serve as primary drivers for raising the global profile of safety and health professionals, and providing valuable resources for employers to better manage their related programs more effectively.   BP’s sponsorship of ASSE’s eighth annual Executive Summit at its 2011 Professional Development Conference reflects BP’s commitment to senior executive level involvement in safety and health and the role played by the SH&E profession.

“British Petroleum would like to recognize the American Society of Safety Engineers during its 100th Anniversary year for its many contributions to Safety, Health and Environment professionals around the world.  As a global stakeholder, BP shares ASSE’s commitment to advancing the Safety profession.  To that end, BP looks forward to collaborating with ASSE on projects to build the global profile of safety professionals as well as increase the recognition for the role they play in risk assessments and reduction,” said Mike West, vice president, Safety and Incident Investigation.

BP is one of the world’s leading international oil and gas companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.  BP’s global brands include Aral, ARCO, Castrol and am/pm.  In addition to its oil and gas exploration and production operations and refining businesses, BP is developing alternatives such as solar, wind and biofuels.  For more information about BP’s many products, services and projects, please visit

Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, 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, healthcare and education.  For more information, please go to and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to



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