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ASSE’s Women in Safety Engineering Group to Honor 100 Women Making a Difference in Work Safety

Posted in on Mon, Jun 6, 2011

 American Society of Safety Engineers Media Advisory, For Immediate Release                                                     

June 6, 2011                                                                                 

WHAT: The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) common interest group will honor 100 women in safety from around the globe on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the WISE reception during ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference (PDC)  and Exposition, Safety 2011, in Chicago. These women will be honored for making a difference in the field of occupational safety, health and the environmental (SH&E), and for their dedication to the occupational safety profession.

WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Room: Columbus I/J, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

WHY: In honor of ASSE’s 100th anniversary celebration, WISE is honoring 100 women who have, or are currently, making a difference through their hard work and dedication to protecting people, property and the environment.  The ‘100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety’ project honors women who, throughout history, have dedicated their careers to promoting innovation in safety, health and environmental issues. Women such as Frances Perkins, the first woman Secretary of Labor, will be honored, as well as many women and ASSE members who are working in the field today to make a difference.  The valuable contributions of women to the SH&E profession will be recognized through this project. Later this year, WISE will consolidate the profiles of the 100 women honored into a single publication, titled 100 Women, Making a Difference in the Safety, Health and Environmental Profession.    

WISE was established to foster the advancement of women in the SH&E profession.  The group provides professional development opportunities, evaluates the ongoing state of women in SH&E, mentors women in the SH&E profession, provides opportunities for women to obtain professional certifications, and promotes the development and peer review of written material related to issues specific to women in the SH&E workplace.  For more information about WISE and upcoming events, please visit

CONTACT:  Visit the WISE web site at  Contact Diane Hurns at 847-768-3413, for more information. To join WISE go to

Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, 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 lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education.  For more information, please go to and to view the 100th anniversary film — ASSE – A Century of Safety — go to


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