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NY City Chapter Discusses Work Safety With Chinese Delegation

Posted in on Thu, Oct 21, 2010

Des Plaines, IL (October 21, 2010) —
WHAT: The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) New York City Chapter members will be host to several members of a Chinese Work Safety group organized by China’s Hangzhou Municipal Safety Production Supervision Administration. The Chinese delegation contacted the chapter as New York City is where ASSE was founded in 1911. The Chinese group is touring the U.S. to gain a better understanding about work safety in the U.S.

They are interested in the 99-year history of ASSE and the role the NY City chapter and its members play in keeping workplaces safe; and, how the ASSE NY City Chapter occupational safety, health and environmental members work with government and regulatory agencies.

WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2010, all day, times listed with event

WHERE: ASSE NYC Chapter Technical Meeting with OSHA and updates
8:00-11:00 a.m.
UFT HQ 52 Broadway
New York, NY 10004 [lower Manhattan Island/ Bowling Green area]

Group tour of the Wall Street “Bull”, the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hill and Ground Zero
11:00 a.m. to noon

Tour of the new World Trade Center Construction Site
ASSE member will provide the tour
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Proper PPE: hardhats, safety glasses, and reflective vests will be provided by the ASSE NYC Chapter

Following the tours the Chapter will discuss with the delegation workplace safety efforts in the U.S. and the key work of occupational safety, health and environmental professionals in enhancing work safety worldwide.

CONTACT: NY City Chapter President Mike Voudouris, 718-896-1145 or Diane Hurns, 847-768-3413

The 99 year-old ASSE, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in NY City on October 14, 1911, following the horrific March 25, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in NY City that killed 146 women and men unable to escape the fire due to locked doors and lack of fire safety equipment. Soon after, workplace safety rules and regulations were developed and implemented countrywide. Today, ASSE has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members located worldwide committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Please go to for more information.

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