ASSE Mourns the Loss of Former Board Member, Steven F. Kane, Killed in NY Accident
DES PLAINES, IL (November 7, 2012) – The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) mourn the loss of former ASSE Board of Director and long-time member Steven F. Kane, P.E., CSP, who was struck and killed by a car November 1 while riding his bike on State Route 25 in Calverton, New York. Kane, of Brightwaters, NY, was a safety engineer at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
“We are stunned and devastated by this sudden and tragic loss,” ASSE President Richard A. Pollock, CSP, said after hearing the news last week. “Steve was an amazing person committed to his family, the occupational safety, health and environmental profession, and to protecting people. His work on the board contributed greatly to the continued growth and success of ASSE.
“Our sympathy goes out to his wonderful family at this time of sadness,” Pollock said. “He will be greatly missed by the ASSE membership and his professional peers.”
For close to 20 years Steven F. Kane was a member of ASSE where, in addition to serving on the board as the ASSE Regional Vice President for Region VIII, he served on several safety standard setting committees and was chair of the ANSI/ASSE -490 standard committee. His peers recognized his ongoing dedication by honoring him with several awards including the ASSE Culbertson Outstanding Service Volunteer award and the Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award.
Founded in 1911, 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 manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues. Please go to http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?pid=160901584#fbLoggedOut for more information.