ASSE Unveils New Safety, Health and Environmental Interactive On-Line Resource
DES PLAINES, IL (November 11, 2011) – The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently unveiled its new ‘Safety, Health and Environmental Body of Knowledge’ (BOK) tool at its Leadership Conference for ASSE members. The new tool is a compilation of occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) information in one searchable, interactive on-line database which aims to provide the safety profession, businesses, communities and more the information they need when it comes to SH&E.
ASSE President Terrie S. Norris, CSP, ARM, noted that the BOK contains papers, presentations, videos and podcasts gleaned from ASSE professional development conference proceedings, practice specialty newsletter articles, ASSE webinars, ASSE Professional Safety magazine articles and thousands of materials gathered from other key sources.
“One of ASSE’s goals is to be the recognized source of occupational safety, health and environmental knowledge and resources and to raise the bar on the practice of safety through knowledge sharing,” Norris said. “This is only the beginning. The BOK will offer new features as technology evolves. Its value and resources will continue to grow as our members create new materials and as new content is added.”
Norris noted that ASSE members and practitioners are invited to contribute to the project and its information database.
Currently, there is no cost to members for the BOK and non-members have limited free access. The goal of the BOK is to provide competency models, professional guidance, best practices and policies and procedures aimed at supporting the mission and vision for the users’ companies and to help SH&E professionals continue their professional growth.
For more information on the BOK please go to http://www.safetybok.org or contact ASSE customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 33,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org.