Oklahoma City Chapter Supports NAOSH Week with Area Billboards

The Oklahoma City Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers sponsored two billboards in Oklahoma City to promote NAOSH Week 2009. This billboard is located on the west side of I-35 just south of SE 29th.

For more information about the Oklahoma City Chapter, see their website at http://okc.asse.org.

 

 

ASSE and Lamar Outdoor Advertising Partner to Place Winning Posters in Support of Worker Safety on Local Billboards

Thanks to a generous donation from Lamar Outdoor Advertising, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) worked with Lamar to feature winners of the ASSE Kids' 'Safety-on-the-Job' Poster Contest in support of worker safety on billboards in the winners' hometowns. The billboards will be up until May 9, 2009, as a part of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week held May 3 – 9, 2009.

Lamar Outdoor Advertising donated billboard space to feature the winning ASSE posters and runners up in locations throughout the U.S.

Safety at work means always coming home and during NAOSH Week and the May 6, 2009 Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and more than 60 OSHA Alliance Program participants representing thousands of businesses worldwide will illustrate the value of workplace safety in helping workers return home from work to their families injury free.

Ivy Barker • Warm Springs, Virginia Caylin Wigger • Chandler, Indiana
Taylin Crosen • Winchester, Virginia Robin Newman • Madison, Alabama

2009 'Safety-on-the-Job' Poster Contest Winners

ASSE Congratulates Caylin Wigger, Abigail Helser, Taylor Visker, Hayley Lemens and Amanda Carr For Winning First Place in the 7th Annual ASSE Kids' 'Safety-on-the-Job' Poster Contest and Salutes the 15 Other Winners and Hundreds More For Submitting Creative Posters From Around the World

DES PLAINES, IL (February 23, 2009) – Out of hundreds of entries from children aged 5 – 14 from around the world, children from Indiana, New York, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin took the first place honors in their age group for the 7th annual American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) kids’ “safety-on-the-job” poster contest. The contest, open to ASSE members’ children or organizations and schools they sponsor, asks children to best illustrate what job safety means to them, their families and friends. In addition to receiving savings bonds, the children’s winning posters in each of the five age groups will be featured on the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week poster sent to thousands of businesses worldwide. The contestants are also honored in a Washington, D.C., awards ceremony Monday, May 4, at the U.S. Capitol and at the U.S. Department of Labor NAOSH Week kick-off. NAOSH Week runs this May 3-9.

NAOSH 2009

North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week takes place May 3-9, 2009. Occupational Safety & Health Professional's Day is May 6, 2009.

Why Support NAOSH Week?

‘Safety Means Always Coming Home’ is the theme for the May 3-9, 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day on Wednesday, May 6. Please join the thousands of ASSE members in celebrating NAOSH Week as we work to reach everyone on how important it is to be safe on the job. Over the years many of ASSE’s kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest entrants have said in their posters, ‘Safety Always Means Coming Home’ for their moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends.

Throughout NAOSH Week, thousands of ASSE members, their families, businesses, government organizations reach out to people worldwide on the importance of job safety and provide information on workplace safety risks and solutions. ASSE provides tools you can use from this web page to support these efforts such as:

  • Overview of NAOSH Week
  • Activities
  • NAOSH Poster Contest (7th annual ASSE kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest)
  • Brochures
  • Draft Proclamations/letters
  • Statistics
  • Chapter Contact Information
  • NAOSH Champion Award Winners/Entry Form

Help us make a difference. As millions of people go to and return home from work safely every day, due, in part, to the commitment and work of occupational safety, health and environmental professionals committed to protecting people, property and the environment.

However, in 2007 5,488 people did not make it home. Through NAOSH Week and the efforts of ASSE members, businesses and hundreds of other organizations such as hospitals, software manufacturers, small businesses, government organizations and more, we will reach out to those businesses without a safety system in place, without a safety culture where safety is a top priority – to enable everyone to return home from work safely.

Click on the links on this web page to take you to the tools you can use, request posters, download and order brochures and to see what was done in years past. Should you have any questions send us a note to customerservice@asse.org or call 847-699-2929. In the meantime please note the following Congressional Resolution – SRES 547 passed last spring recognizing NAOSH Week, Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day and the occupational safety, health and environmental profession:

Congressional Resolution for NAOSH Week 2008

Designating the week of May 4 through May 10, 2008, as "North American Occupational Safety and Health Week" and May 7, 2008, as "Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day". (Agreed to by Senate)

SRES 547 ATS

110th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 547

Designating the week of May 4 through May 10, 2008, as "North American Occupational Safety and Health Week" and May 7, 2008, as "Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day".

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 1, 2008

Mr. DURBIN (for himself, Mr. ISAKSON, Mr. KENNEDY, and Mr. OBAMA) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Designating the week of May 4 through May 10, 2008, as "North American Occupational Safety and Health Week" and May 7, 2008, as "Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day".

Whereas every year more than 5,700 people die from job-related injuries and 4,400,000 more incur occupational injuries and illnesses in the United States;

Whereas transportation crashes continue to be the number 1 cause of on-the-job deaths, and overall, in 2005, there were 6,159,000 transportation accidents resulting in 43,433 deaths, 2,700,000 injuries, and an estimated $230,600,000,000 in tangible costs;

Whereas businesses spend $170,000,000,000 a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses;

Whereas it is imperative that employers, employees, and the general public are aware of the importance of preventing illness and injury in the workplace--wherever that workplace may be, such as on the road, in the air, the classroom, the store, the plant, or the office;

Whereas each year the families, friends, and co-workers of victims of on-the-job accidents suffer intangible losses and grief, especially when proper safety measures could have prevented worker injury or death;

Whereas everyday millions of people go to and return home from work safely due, in part, to the efforts of occupational safety , health , and environmental practitioners who work day in and day out identifying hazards and implementing safety and health advances across industries and workplaces, aimed at eliminating workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses;

Whereas our society has long recognized that a safe and healthy workplace positively impacts employee morale, health , and productivity;

Whereas the purpose of the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) is to raise awareness among employees, employers, and the general public of the benefits of investing in occupational safety and health ;

Whereas the more than 32,000 members of the American Society of Safety Engineers, along with the more than 150,000 combined members of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, the American Heart Association, and the National Association of Homebuilders, will be mobilizing to encourage safe practices, and increase the quality of life for employees and employers;

Whereas the theme of NAOSH Week 2008 is "safety is good business", highlighting that businesses operate more efficiently and are more respected when they use effective safety and health management systems; and

Whereas, on May 7, 2008, occupational safety and health professionals will be recognized during the 3rd annual Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day for the work they do to keep people safe at work: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate--

  1. designates the week of May 4 through 10, 2008, as "North American Occupational Safety and Health Week" ;

  2. designates May 7, 2008, as "Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day";

  3. commends occupational safety , health , and environmental practitioners for their ongoing commitment to protecting people, property, and the environment;

  4. commends those businesses that encourage a strong safety culture and incorporate occupational safety and health into their business strategies;

  5. encourages all industries, organizations, community leaders, employers, and employees to join with the American Society of Safety Engineers to support activities aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of preventing illness, injury, and death in the workplace, during the week of May 4 through May 10, 2008, and throughout the year; and

  6. urges all people of the United States to continue to act responsibly and to be safe at work so that the millions of people who go to work return home safely every day to their families and friends.