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Dedicated Safety Professional Edward Deck of Annapolis, MD Remembered by American Society of Safety Engineers

Posted in on Mon, Mar 16, 2009

Des Plaines, IL (March 16, 2009) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is saddened by the loss of ASSE Past President Edward Nelson Deck, CSP, of Annapolis, MD, who dedicated his life to occupational safety and health.

Until his retirement in 1986, Deck served as a manager of corporate security at General Electric for 30 years. Deck graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering and served as a sergeant in the Army Air Force during World War II.

As an active member of ASSE for more than 50 years, he served as ASSE President from 1969-1970 and was also a recent member of the ASSE Chesapeake Chapter. He was also responsible for planning ASSE’s first annual professional development conference and served three terms as chairman of the membership and public relations committees at ASSE.

“We are very sad to lose Edward Deck,” said ASSE President Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM. “He was a dedicated member of the society and profession and his broad involvement in the safety profession helped move us forward.”

In addition, Deck served on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) as one of the safety profession’s representatives. He also served on the board of directors for the American Society for Safety Research and was a member of the National Safety Council (NSC) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

A memorial service will be held today, Monday, March 16, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Annapolis, MD, where Deck had been an active member.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 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

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