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ASSE, OSHA and OSHA Alliance Partners Prepare to Celebrate NAOSH Week May 6-12

Posted in , on Thu, Apr 12, 2012

WHAT: Celebrated each year the first full week of May (May 6th-12th),
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week raises awareness of
the importance of being safe at work, and encourages safety, health and
environmental (SH&E) professionals to bring the message of the significance
of occupational safety and health to their workplaces and communities. In
response to a 2010 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stating
small businesses with between 50 and 249 employees have the highest rate of
job-related injuries and illnesses in the U.S., the American Society of Safety
Engineers (ASSE) and its OSHA Alliance Partners are focusing their efforts for
NAOSH Week on small business safety with this year’s theme “Safety, What Every
Business Needs.”

In addition, the May 9th Occupational Safety and Health
Professional (OSHP) Day will recognize and celebrate the lifesaving efforts of
the thousands of SH&E professionals and thank them for the difference they
make by working to make sure that all employees leave work injury and illness
free to return home to their families.
For more information please visit

WHEN: NAOSH Week will be observed across North America on May 6th
– 12th, with OSHP Day celebrated on May 9th.

programs will take place in Washington D.C. on May 6th and 7th
at the National Zoo, the Department of Labor, the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. National
Gallery of Art and will include presentations from ASSE, OSHA, and CSSE officials.
Family friendly events recognizing participants of ASSE’s ‘Safety on the Job’
poster contest will be featured. For more information on NAOSH Week activities,
please visit
and for a free NAOSH poster to display contact

For more information on
ASSE’s NAOSH Week activities please contact Charlotte Norgaard at (847)768-3404
or or go to

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the
oldest professional safety organization 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, health care and education. For more information
please go to


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