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ASSE Offers Sympathy In Wake of Sen. Kennedy’s Death

Posted in on Thu, Aug 27, 2009

Des Plaines, IL (August 27, 2009) — “The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) joins with other Americans in mourning the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy,” ASSE President C. Christopher Patton, CSP, said today. “Senator Kennedy was a tireless champion for the safety and health of America’s workers. His leadership in encouraging often bipartisan efforts to advance workplace protections will be greatly missed by those with an interest in helping ensure positive and meaningful change in occupational safety and health.

We also offer our sympathy to the Kennedy family who have endured so many tragedies and to Sen. Kennedy’s staffers,” Patton said. “He will be greatly missed in the halls of the Capitol along with his ongoing outreach to Americans countrywide.”

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members located worldwide. ASSE has been committed to protecting people, property and the environment since 1911. For more information please go to

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