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ASSE Responds to Secretary of Labor Solis’ Resignation

Posted in on Fri, Jan 11, 2013
DES PLAINES, IL (January 11, 2013) –   American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) President Richard A. Pollock, CSP, responds to the recent resignation of U.S.  Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis:
“On the announcement of her resignation, ASSE thanks and congratulates Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis for her service to the nation.  We are pleased that, under her leadership, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been a positive partner in the discussion about how to energize and move forward this nation’s commitment to occupational safety and health.  While ASSE and its members may not agree on every direction the current OSHA has taken, we do appreciate that under her leadership there has been willingness at OSHA to share ideas and listen to what our members have to say about the best ways to protect this nation’s workers on the job.  Secretary Solis should be given credit for supporting that environment.  We have no doubt that Secretary Solis will provide

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis addresses the media at the 2009 ASSE PDC in San Antonio.

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis addresses the media at the 2009 ASSE PDC in San Antonio.

similar positive leadership in her future endeavors and wish her good luck.  As we do with every Administration’s choices to lead the Department of Labor and OSHA, ASSE looks forward to working with a new Secretary of Labor who we trust will continue to provide thoughtful, cooperative leadership at the Department of Labor.”

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest global professional safety society. Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professional members work in all industries and are committed to protecting people, property and the environment.  For information on ASSE please go to
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