Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day
May 8th, 2013
Each and every day, men and women from around the world return home from work to their families injury and illness free thanks to occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals, who have dedicated their careers to protecting people, property and the environment.
SH&E professionals work behind the scenes identifying and eliminating potential hazards in workplaces around the world, and their efforts are often achieved with little or no fanfare.
In an effort to recognize and to celebrate the lifesaving efforts of the thousands of SH&E professionals in the U.S. today, the American Society of Safety Engineers established Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day in 2006 to give these unsung heroes some much deserved recognition for the difference they make in the lives of every working man and woman.
Held every year during North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH, May 5th-11th, 2013) Week during the first full week of May, OSHP Day will take place this year on May 8th. On this day we encourage employers, co-workers, and the general public to say “thank you” to those who spend work around the clock making sure that every day spent on the job is a safe one.
OSHP Day was also established to raise awareness and pride in the SH&E profession, and to salute the years of education, training and practical experience and skills that it takes to be qualified to identify workplace hazards, and to develop methods of prevention of on-the-job injuries, illness and property damage. Throughout the world, the SH&E profession has earned a reputation as being one of the most challenging and rewarding careers today!