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Charlotte American Society of Safety Engineers Chapter to Donate Personal Protective Equipment to Habitat for Humanity

Posted in on Wed, May 3, 2006

May 3, 2006

Celebrating North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) April 30-May 6, 2006

WHAT: Fatal work injuries in the construction sector rose eight percent in 2004, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; fatal falls increased by 17 percent, reflecting increases in the number of fatal falls from ladders and roofs; and, fatal work injuries resulting from being struck by an object rose 12 percent in 2004, making it the third leading cause of on-the-job deaths.

As more volunteers help Habitat for Humanity build homes for those in need, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Tarheel Chapter is donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to Habitat for Humanity. The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Tarheel Chapter is donating safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves and hard hats to be used by volunteers and Habitat staff in building homes for those in need.

WHEN : Friday, May 12, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte
516 E. 35th Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-376-2054 FAX: 704-342-1797

WHO: American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Tarheel Chapter:
President Shanna Caviness
Chapter Vice President Michael Kincaid
Past President/Delegate Laura Bunyan
Treasurer Rick Knack
Membership Chair Pam Isacks
Past President Fred Frieberger
Will present the PPE to Habitat for Humanity Officials.

Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE has 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental practitioner members located globally. Each year ASSE sponsors NAOSH Week (April 30 – May 6, 2006) to raise public awareness of the importance of workplace safety and health and how it affects everyone positively, workers and businesses. Events occur countrywide with the national NAOSH kick-off taking place at the U.S. Department of Labor Monday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. Go to www.asse.org/naosh06 for more information on ASSE, the Tarheel Chapter and construction safety.



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