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ASSE Soon to Launch Chapter in India

Posted in , , on Mon, Jan 9, 2012

DES
PLAINES, IL
(January 9, 2012) – Realizing the importance of safety in the
workplace, India’s growing community of occupational safety professionals today
announce the planned launch of the India Chapter of American Society of Safety
Engineers (ASSE) to occur in March, 2012.

 

With close to 70 occupational safety, health and environmental
(SH&E) professionals currently a part of the proposed new chapter in India,  and many more expressing interest, ASSE’s
India Chapter organizers expect the number of new members to grow quickly as
news of its formation continues to spread.

 

“The formation of the India Chapter advances our goal to increase
awareness of safety around the world,” stated ASSE president Terrie S. Norris.
“It allows us to engage more people in our efforts to reduce the loss of life
and property, and sustain the environment. While tools, traditions and
regulations may differ, our desire to promote and advance safety is the same in
any language.”

 

Intended as a way to bring together India’s growing population of
SH&E professionals, and hundreds of students currently enrolled in the
country’s SH&E university programs, ASSE’s India Chapter will provide
members of the safety community with opportunities to network, share best
practices, develop professional knowledge and skills and advance the profession
while protecting people, property and the environment.

 

“Affiliation and networking within ASSE, the oldest safety
organization will be mutually beneficial for all of its members around the world,”
explained Jitendra (Jitu) Patel, CPEA, emeritus member of ASSE, and recipient
of the 2011 Society Fellow, the highest honor granted by ASSE, and one of the
active leaders and founders of its India Chapter.

 

Over the years the business market in India has been a destination
for commercial endeavors and investments, and it has experienced high
technological and economic growth. According to the Indian government, the
country’s economy is expected to grow at approximately 7.5 to 8.5 percent in
2012.

With this growth comes greater SH&E need in the country’s many
expanding industries including; oil and gas, automobile manufacturing and
maintenance, electricity, nuclear energy, construction, information technology,
agriculture and traffic safety.

 

Among India’s greatest occupational safety challenges is
convincing corporate management about the value of a safe workplace, and that
safety translates into profitability.

 

“Management needs to introduce a greater culture of safety into
business,” said Patel. “We must convince management of how valuable safety is
and of its key role in their success.”

 

The announcement of ASSE’s India Chapter further expands the
Society’s mission to lead the charge of advancing the profession and enhancing
safety around the world.

 

Those in the SH&E profession who initially join ASSE’s India
Chapter will also have the unique distinction of being a ‘Founding Member,’
assisting in the launch of this important organization.

 

For more information on ASSE’s new India Chapter, or to join
please contact K.N. Sen, TFC, of the proposed India Chapter at +91 9444399208, KNSEN@LNTECC.com, or Jitendra Patel, CPEA,
facilitator of the India Chapter at (623)581-8881, pateljc2002@yahoo.com or Ashok Garlapati, CSP, QEP, CMIOSH at (965)66734058.

 

Founded in 1911, the 100-year-old 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 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 www.asse.org/newsroom.

DES PLAINES, IL (January 9, 2012) – Realizing the importance of safety in the
workplace, India’s growing community of occupational safety professionals today
announce the planned launch of the India Chapter of American Society of Safety
Engineers (ASSE) to occur in March, 2012.

With close to 70 occupational safety, health and environmental
(SH&E) professionals currently a part of the proposed new chapter in India,  and many more expressing interest, ASSE’s
India Chapter organizers expect the number of new members to grow quickly as
news of its formation continues to spread.

“The formation of the India Chapter advances our goal to increase
awareness of safety around the world,” stated ASSE president Terrie S. Norris.
“It allows us to engage more people in our efforts to reduce the loss of life
and property, and sustain the environment. While tools, traditions and
regulations may differ, our desire to promote and advance safety is the same in
any language.”

Intended as a way to bring together India’s growing population of
SH&E professionals, and hundreds of students currently enrolled in the
country’s SH&E university programs, ASSE’s India Chapter will provide
members of the safety community with opportunities to network, share best
practices, develop professional knowledge and skills and advance the profession
while protecting people, property and the environment.

“Affiliation and networking within ASSE, the oldest safety
organization will be mutually beneficial for all of its members around the world,”
explained Jitendra (Jitu) Patel, CPEA, emeritus member of ASSE, and recipient
of the 2011 Society Fellow, the highest honor granted by ASSE, and one of the
active leaders and founders of its India Chapter.

Over the years the business market in India has been a destination
for commercial endeavors and investments, and it has experienced high
technological and economic growth. According to the Indian government, the
country’s economy is expected to grow at approximately 7.5 to 8.5 percent in
2012.

With this growth comes greater SH&E need in the country’s many
expanding industries including; oil and gas, automobile manufacturing and
maintenance, electricity, nuclear energy, construction, information technology,
agriculture and traffic safety.

Among India’s greatest occupational safety challenges is
convincing corporate management about the value of a safe workplace, and that
safety translates into profitability.

“Management needs to introduce a greater culture of safety into
business,” said Patel. “We must convince management of how valuable safety is
and of its key role in their success.”

The announcement of ASSE’s India Chapter further expands the
Society’s mission to lead the charge of advancing the profession and enhancing
safety around the world.

Those in the SH&E profession who initially join ASSE’s India
Chapter will also have the unique distinction of being a ‘Founding Member,’
assisting in the launch of this important organization.

For more information on ASSE’s new India Chapter, or to join
please contact K.N. Sen, TFC, of the proposed India Chapter at +91 9444399208, KNSEN@LNTECC.com, or Jitendra Patel, CPEA,
facilitator of the India Chapter at (623)581-8881, pateljc2002@yahoo.com or Ashok Garlapati, CSP, QEP, CMIOSH at (965)66734058.

Founded in 1911, the 100-year-old 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 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 www.asse.org/newsroom.

 

 

 

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