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North American Occupational Safety and Health Week 2006

Listing of ASSE NAOSH Events By State

National Kick-Off, Washington, D.C.

The national kick-off for the ASSE/CSSE/OSHA North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2006 at the Department of Labor's (DOL) auditorium in Washington, DC. The event will promote safe and healthy workplaces for young workers with k eynote presentations to be given by Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, and Jack H. Dobson, Jr., CSP, President of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).  In addition, the winners of ASSE's 4 th annual "Be Safe at Work" Kids' Poster Safety Contest will be announced and OSHA will distribute young worker safety and health materials to the event’s attendees.

ASSE will then be host to a reception in the Lyndon B. Johnson Room (S-211) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol just after the DOL event.  ASSE President Dobson will present the poster contest entrants with their awards. The poster contest winners and their families, members of ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, OSHA, the Federal Network for Young Worker Safety and Health (FedNet), Alliance Program participants and others will attend the reception. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development Rose McMurray will join ASSE President Dobson to discuss briefly efforts to improve motor vehicle safety.

The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership will hold a meeting Monday, May 1 on the Be Ready. Be Buckled. Program. A program aimed to increase safety belt use among truck drivers. 67% of truck drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2004, not wearing a safety belt, were involved in single vehicle crashes.

The CSSE national launch will take place in Vancouver, B.C. with a breakfast and a variety of programs illustrating the importance of workplace safety. Go to www.csse.org for more information.

AMEC Americas (AMEC) – has distributed more than 500 posters to their employees and in their communities in the U.S. and Canada and posted NAOSH information on their web sites as well as distributed ASSE safety brochures.

Alabama

Local media features Decatur’s Daniel Hales, runner-up in the 7-8 age group for the 4 th annual ASSE Kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest.

  • At a safety meeting held in the Alabama Gulf area the Shipbuilders of America distributed the ASSE NAOSH 06 posters to more than 400 attendees and discussed the positives of investing in occupational safety and health.

Arkansas

Tyson foods put a NAOSH 06 message and information on paycheck stubs.

  • The ASSE Arkansas Chapter will be host to the Arkansas Governor’s Safety and Health Management Conference featuring over 30 sessions on workplace safety and health. Sessions include such topics as disaster preparedness, safety program development, teen workplace safety, fire prevention, security, trenching and excavation safety, roadway hazards, burn prevention and treatment, electrical hazards, industrial hygiene, and much more. Health issues will also be addressed, such as avian influenza, heart disease and strokes, ergonomics/musculoskeletal disorders, first aid, methamphetamine drug prevention. The conference is sponsored by the ASSE Arkansas Chapter along with the Arkansas Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission and the Arkansas Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Conference corporate sponsors include Airgas, Nucor-Yamato Steel, Performance Based Safety, and Tyson Foods, Inc. Keynote speakers include U.S. Undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Area Director Paul Hansen and motivational speaker and author Dr. Kevin Elko.

California

ASSE members hosted Australian Safety & Health professionals at meetings and events, including getting a behind-the-scenes walk through of Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, with the Disneyland Resort Safety Team.

  • On May 3 the ASSE LA Chapter will present a featured speaker, former ASSE LA Chapter President Hector Escarcega, CSP, to speak on the topic of Workforce Diversity as it relates to the field of Health and Safety.
  • Throughout Region I – the West Coast – members will give a “Teen Driving Safety” presentation at schools throughout the west coast utilizing the ASSE PR teen driving safety DVD and distributing ASSE’s free “Roadway Safety” brochure which provides tips on driving safely with commercial vehicles, what employers can do to increase safety for their employees who travel on the road for work, how to safely secure children in vehicles while traveling, and more.
  • The ASSE Orange County Chapter President arranged, along with three other chapter members, an awards ceremony for poster contest winner Taylor NyBlom, 13, at the Ladera Ranch Middle School. They will present Taylor with her $1,000 savings bond. The chapter will also match the $1,000 savings bond given by ASSE national for Taylor. School officials have posted the NAOSH 06 posters throughout the school.

D.C.

ASSE member and FAA Safety Manager is setting up a lobby display for NAOSH week and part of the display is for the daycare kids and parents. They will utilize the winning ASSE posters -- Safety Awareness Keeps you on Target; Be a Stranger to Danger; and, Safety is as Simple as ABC. The posters were displayed and free ASSE NAOSH bookmarks, safety key-chain whistles and brochures were distributed.

  • Mayor Anthony Williams proclaimed April 30 – May 6 NAOSH Week in Washington, D.C.

Florida

The City of Boca Raton will be host to several safety training sessions on catastrophe preparedness for employees during NAOSH Week.

Hawaii

The Hawaii Chapter will be host to the Pacific-Rim occupational safety, health and environmental conference highlighting workplace safety and health solutions implemented by many businesses and featuring local and national officials.

Idaho

The ASSE Snake River Chapter held a celebration in honor of Abigail Chiles, 8, of Eagle, who won first place in the 4 th annual ASSE Kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest for the 7-8 age group.

Illinois

The Des Plaines Mayor proclaimed April 30 – May 6, 2006 NAOSH Week. The Des Plaines library is displaying the NAOSH 06 poster and distributing key ASSE safety & health information and brochures.

  • The Arlington Heights Mayor proclaimed April 30 – May, 2006 NAOSH Week in Arlington Heights, IL.
  • Chicago – The Starlight St. James Missionary Baptist Church, located at 11300 S. State Street, distributed NAOSH 06 posters and ASSE safety brochures to members of their church congregation.  The church produces 75 programs each Sunday aimed at keeping members informed on current health and other issues. 
  • Lombard -- The ME Carey National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, posted NAOSH 06 posters in their Health Sciences Library and distributed ASSE safety brochures to students and community and university leaders.
  • Chicago -- Argonne National Laboratory posted NAOSH 06 posters and ASSE information with key safety messages at 100 bulletin boards throughout their campus complex in support of NAOSH Week.

Maryland

ASSE member and Verizon employee posted a link to ASSE roadway safety materials for all Verizon employees. The link will communicate ASSE roadway/work zone safety in April and NAOSH materials, including the ASSE roadway safety and NAOSH power points, in May to more than 150,000 employees and also utility fleets. They have also distributed the NAOSH posters.

Massachusetts

Daughter of ASSE member from Canton, MA will be doing a community service project centered on NAOSH Week and getting the word out on the importance of occupational safety, health and the environment. She will be providing 20 schools in the Boston area (high school and elementary) with information on NAOSH Week by distributing pamphlets and posters, including information on teen worker safety.

Missouri

The Ascension Health loss prevention and safety department out of St. Louis, MO, will be utilizing NAOSH pamphlets and posters at their May national conference in Baltimore. This company provides acute care hospitals in 26 states (over 100,000 employees). 

Nebraska

The Tabitha Health Care Services’, based in Lincoln, monthly newsletter for employees on health and safety issues included information on ASSE’s NAOSH Week, teen worker safety and roadway safety.

New Jersey

The New Jersey Chapter will be serving as safety experts/inspectors for the ABC Extreme Makeover show while the show builds a home in NJ the last week of April 30.

New Mexico

250 NAOSH 06 posters along with ASSE safety brochures were distributed at Forest Oil, Hobbs, and posted throughout the community by ASSE members and non-members alike.  

New York

Pfizer Global Manufacturing is distributing NAOSH 06 posters and ASSE brochures and occupational safety, health and environmental information through their web site fornearly 900 colleagues. Pfizer says workplace safety and health are always at the top of “our” priority list, according to the Pfizer Global Manufacturing Medical Director.

North Carolina

The Tarheel Chapter will be donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte including safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves and hard hats to be used by the volunteers and Habitat staff in building homes for those in need.

  • The Carolinas HealthCare System’s, based in Charlotte, Corporate Safety Department distributed 300 NAOSH 06 posters throughout the state and featured the posters and the NAOSH information on their web site.

Ohio

The Mayor of Pataskala, Ohio proclaimed April 30 – May 6, 2006 NAOSH Week and had the NAOSH 06 posters distributed throughout the city and businesses.  With the help of an ASSE member, the Mayor also asked the Pataskala Chamber of Commerce to assist in supporting NAOSH Week and to issue NAOSH proclamations as well.

  • The Newark/Licking County Chamber will be host to a NAOSH lunch featuring the State of Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Manager William E. Mabe on the state of safety and health in Ohio. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the lunch program go to the Licking County Car Seat Program
  • ASSE Central Ohio Chapter members are sponsoring safety-related events at their local schools during NAOSH Week.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma City Chapter is co-sponsoring a Family Safety Day to be held at the Oklahoma State OKC Campus on Saturday, May 20 and are also actively pursuing the involvement of the growing Hispanic community in the OKC area, therefore, the original date on Cinco de Mayo was moved to May 20. Several groups including fire departments, police, the Safe Kids Coalition, the OSU-OKC Precision Driving School, the local electric utility, Bridgestone-Firestone, Oklahoma Emergency Management Association, etc. will participate in a wide variety of interactive booths and presentations. The ASSE OKC Chapter will be involved with teen safety in the workplace, some of the company displays, and a Kids Safety Poster Contest. The poster contest has been initiated at area schools and libraries and will award prizes in four age categories through Middle School.  The winning posters and honorable mentions will be on display in the Atrium of the new downtown library during the month of June.

Oregon

ASSE members distributed more than 1000 NAOSH 06 posters to schools and businesses along with holding safety and health classes in the elementary schools and will be providing a teen driving safety presentation in the local high schools in Salem and Portland .  

  • The Governor of Oregon issued a proclamation recognizing April 30 – May 6, 2006 as NAOSH Week.

Pennsylvania

The PHR Construction Company, based in Hollsapple, PA, distributed NAOSH posters throughout their facilities and held safety training classes on a variety of topics utilizing the poster messages.

  • St. Anne’s retirement center featured a newsletter article on workplace safety featureing winning NAOSH 06 posters. It was also put on their community web site .

South Carolina

South Carolina Chapter representatives will join the Governor Tuesday, May 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Governor’s office for the signing of the Governor’s proclamation declaring April 30 – May 6, 2006 as North American Occupational Safety and Health Week in South Carolina. The ASSE South Carolina Chapter photo op with the Governor at the State House in Columbia will include eight ASSE members.

Texas

Houston – BP, utilizing ASSE NAOSH poster contest entries from the year before, developed four topic- specific posters for NAOSH 06 and are on display at BP plants and offices. The posters will also be on display at the DOL and at the Capitol Hill reception in D.C. during NAOSH Week.

  • CITGO in Houston held a ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ in –house poster for their employees at the Houston headquarters and also in Oklahoma. They distributed and posted 300 NAOSH 06 posters along with ASSE information and brochures.
  • Dallas -- Increasing construction safety in the Southwest was the key topic May 3 as members of the ASSE Southwest Chapter, QUOIN (a chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America -AGC) and the Dallas/Fort Worth U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) area offices, were host to an event titled Construction Electrical Safety and How to Conduct a Successful Safety Stand Down. As part of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, the event will be held at the QUOIN office at 11111 Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, Wednesday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of electrocutions in the U.S. rose in 2004; the number of fatal work injuries in the construction sector rose eight percent; fatal work injuries involving falls were up 17 percent in 2004; and, the number of workers who were fatally injured after being struck by objects rose 12 percent in 2004. OSHA’s Nancy Thai will provide an update on electrical issues in the construction industry. Members of the QUOIN Construction Safety Leadership Group will lead a discussion on “How to Conduct a Successful Safety Stand Down on a Construction Site” in preparation of the QUOIN Safety Stand Down that is scheduled for May 17, 2006 at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Mayor of Dallas issued a proclamation declaring April 30 -- May 6 as NAOSH Week.
  • The Texas Governor issued a proclamation declaring May 2006 Occupational Safety and Health Month in Texas stating “Maximizing the potential of each employee in workplaces that prioritize occupational safety and health is essential to our continued progress in the future…I encourage all Texans to support and recognize the importance of occupational safety and health practices in our workplaces, and to acknowledge the contributions of the many diligent professionals responsible for ensuring our safety and well-being.”
  • The Mayor of the City of Austin issued a proclamation stating “We encourage all Austinites to be aware that health and safety of every employee is vital to our community and its economy,” proclaiming May 2006 as Occupational Safety & Health Month.

Virginia

The ASSE chapters in the Mid-Atlantic states will be host to the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Conference in the three state area of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware featuring experts and officials on all construction safety topics. More information can be found at www.asse.org/newsroom.

  • The 11th annual VA occupational safety and health conference sponsored by ASSE and the VA DOL will be held May 31- June 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Arlington, VA.

Washington

The Fluor Government Group of the Fluor Aluminum Alliances of

Richland, WA, distributed 250 NAOSH 06 posters throughout the state along with ASSE brochures and information on the benefits to businesses of investing in occupational safety and health.

West Virginia

The ASSE Northern West Virginia Chapter in conjunction with their Student ASSE Chapter is presenting a program on the Municipal Growth Relative to Fire Service Growth for the City of Morgantown, W.V. This will be covered with Chief Dave Fetty of the Morgantown Fire Department. The reason for this topic is that the county has 12 volunteer fire departments and there has been a great deal of concern over fire fees and people living in the county.

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