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The ASSE Foundation Announces Rand Corporation as Recipient of Research Grant

Posted in on Wed, Apr 6, 2011

The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Foundation is pleased to announce that Rand Corporation has been awarded a $96,500 research grant for its Risk Assessment study, entitled, “The Impact of Governmentally Mandated Employer Risk Assessments on Occupational Safety and Health Outcomes.”

Rand Corporation’s study aims to provide a better understanding of the various legislative approaches to employer-mandated occupational safety and health risk assessment regulations, a comprehensive analysis of their impact and an identification of key language requirements, tools and techniques found in successful regulations.  Dr. John Mendeloff will serve as Principal Investigator and Dr. Emmanuel Hassan will serve as Co-Principal Investigator for this project.  The study will place a renewed focus on the importance of safety professionals to the risk assessment process and will provide valuable information for the safety community.

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health and environmental profession. For more information on the Foundation and its programs, visit

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization 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, health care and education.  For more information, please go to and

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