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ASSE Launches Interactive Electronic Newsletters for Its 16 Practice Specialties

Posted in on Mon, Mar 16, 2009

Des Plaines, IL (March 16, 2009) — The American Society of Safety Engineers recently developed and distributed new interactive electronic newsletters for each of its 16 Practice Specialty (PS) groups providing members with not only the latest specialty news, but live links to videos, documents and websites with capabilities to e-mail leadership and article authors.

The new electronic format provides a tutorial and navigation buttons which allow readers to zoom in and out of pages, click-navigate through an active table of contents, and provides search and downloading.

“We are pleased to provide this new electronic format to our members as it provides instant links to additional material and videos for our members on the hot topics of the day in their field,” ASSE Vice President for the Council on Practices and Standards George W. Pearson, CSP, ARM, said. “It not only provides our members with instant information, but allows readers to respond, join the debate and to ask questions.”

For instance, the new ASSE Engineering PS electronic newsletter titled “By Design” features articles on “Fall Protection Safety Design” and “Slip, Trip & Fall Prevention” with a link to a video on the same topic. Other interactive articles include “Crane & Rigging Safety”, “A Freshwater Hazard: Marina Electrical Shock Drownings”, “Design-Based Safety”, “Levels of Prevention” and a technical brief on surge protectors.

The 16 ASSE PSs include Academics, Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Fire Protection, Healthcare, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas, Public Sector, Risk Management/Insurance and Transportation. The four branches of the PS groups include Ergonomics, Hospitality, Human Resources and Training & Communications. PS membership is open to any ASSE member. The cost is $20.00 per year.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety society 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 and links to the new interactive newsletters please go to www.asse.org.



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