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ASSE PUBLIC RELATIONS SUMMARY REPORT: NAOSH WEEK 2010, OSHP DAY 2010 AND THE 8TH ANNUAL KIDS’ ‘SAFETY-ON-THE-JOB’ POSTER CONTEST

The annual American Society of Safety Engineers’ kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ global poster contest, North American Occupational Safety and health (NAOSH) Week (May 2-8, 2010) and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day (May 5, 2010) were an all-around success, raising awareness about the importance of being safe at work and the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of ASSE members, proclamations were garnered and activities were hosted nationwide in celebration of the occupational safety and health professional and in acknowledgement of the importance of workplace safety and health. This report provides a comprehensive overview of results from the 2010 NAOSH Week and OSHP Day events.

Donated Services

  • Lamar Outdoor Advertising donated billboard space featuring the winning ASSE posters and runners-up at locations throughout the U.S. near the winners’ home towns to help raise awareness about occupational safety and health.
    Lamar Outdoor Winner's BillboardLamar Outdoor Kids' Poster Contest Winner
  • ABB, Inc. sponsored the appearance of Iron Man at the NAOSH Week kick-off event at the Smithonian Institute’s S. Dillon Ripley Center. During a question and answer period with ASSE 2010-2011 president Darryl C. Hill, Iron Man touched on various topics relating to super hero safety and protecting not only the public, but himself on the job. Spiderman also made a surprise appearance at the U.S. Capitol reception honoring ASSE poster contest winners and entrants.
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  • Region III sponsored a NAOSH Week kick-off brunch at the National Zoo, complete with crafts, cupcake decorating and a scavenger hunt for attending ASSE kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest winners, entrants, their families and ASSE members.
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  • The Wolf family of Region VI donated snack bags for all attendees during NAOSH kick-off events on Monday, May 3, 2010.
  • The South Carolina Chapter sponsored a poster contest winner’s family’s trip to D.C.
  • The Tarheel Chapter sponsored a poster contest winner’s family tip to D.C.

 

8TH ANNUAL ASSE KIDS’ ‘SAFETY-ON-THE-JOB’ POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

With over 900 entries representing 34 states and 6 countries, this year’s global poster contest was one of the largest in the history of the contest. First place winners include: Anna Ball, Age 6, from Palm Coast, FL; Abigail Jablon, age 8, from Lexington, SC; Taylin Crosen, age 9, from Winchester, VA; Fatima Parkar, age 12, from Ahmadi, Kuwait; and Nehal Jajal, age 13, from Kuwait City, Kuwait. Congratulations to all of the first place winners and to the 15 runners-up across all five age categories.

 

Tools for Supporters

To promote NAOSH Week, ASSE provides many tools for members to help them plan activities in their workplaces and communities and to raise awareness about occupational safety and health.  This year, at www.asse.org/naosh, tools can be found to prepare for NAOSH Week, including:

  • What is NAOSH Week? What can you do?
  • Activity Ideas for members
  • Tell Us What You’re Doing
  • Order NAOSH Posters for your workplace and community
  • Safety Suitcase for presentations at local elementary schools, scout troops, etc.

 

NAOSH 2010 PROCLAMATIONS – A record number this year—38

Members joined with Governors, Mayors, City Leaders and more at meetings across the country as the ASSE proclamations declaring May 2-8, 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week and May 5, 2010, Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day were formally read and signed in support of the occupational safety, health and environmental profession and ASSE.

 

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Altamonte Springs, FL

Apopko, FL

Arlington Heights, IL

Belle Isle, FL

Brighton, MI

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Cassleberry, FL

Charlotte, NC

Chicago, IL

State of Connecticut

Des Plaines, IL

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Eustis, FL

Fairfax County, VA

State of Florida

Keizer, OR

Kettering, OH

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Lake Mary Proclamation

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Lake County, FL

Lake Mary, FL

Longwood, FL

Maitland, FL

State of Maryland

State of Massachusetts

Montgomery County, MD

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Montgomery Cty, MD

Montgomery Cty, OH

State of New Jersey

Oakland, FL

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State of Oregon

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Orange County, FL

State of Oregon

Osceola County, FL

Oviedo, FL

Portland, Oregon

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Umatilla, FL

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Salem, OR

Seminole Cty, FL

St. Cloud, FL

Umatilla, FL

Wicomico Cty, MD

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2010 NAOSH Champions

ASSE HONORS MEMBERS FROM DC, FL, MD, NC, SC & VA FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE

DES PLAINES, IL (July 16, 2010) — With 5,214 people dying from work-related injuries in 2008 and millions more sustaining on-the-job injuries and illnesses, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) members work not only at their job protecting people and property, but in their spare time as well. Seven ASSE members recognized by their peers for doing just this were awarded the ASSE North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Champion award at its annual meeting in June in Baltimore for going above and beyond.

The NAOSH 2010 champions are Heather J. Earl, CSP, of Orlando, FL; Mary E. Winkler, CSP, of LaPlata, MD; Christopher Helser, CSP, of Onancock, VA; Michael A. Wolf, of Chesapeake, MD; D. Kevin Earp, of Charlotte, NC; Laura A. Comstock, CSP, of Lexington, SC; and F. Robb Altenburg, of Washington, D.C. Despite the economy, these ASSE members made it possible for families to travel to Washington, D.C., to be recognized at the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Department of Labor, for providing access to behind the scenes operations at the Smithsonian, reaching hundreds of communities in FL, MD and VA, with best practices and much more.

F. Robb Altenburg, of Washington, DC, a safety specialist for the Smithsonian Institution, worked with Mary Winkler, CSP, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Associate Director for Fire Protection and Safety J. Andrew Wilson to organize a ‘behind the scenes at the museums’ event for poster contest entrants, their families and ASSE members in Washington, D.C., May 3. He is a member of the National Capital Chapter. ASSE received close to 1,000 poster contest entries from around the globe.

Along with her South Carolina Chapter where she is president, Laura Comstock, CSP, of Lexington, SC, sponsored a poster contest winner and the winner’s family to attend the NAOSH Week (which ran May 2-8, 2010) recognition and kick-off events with several officials in Washington, DC, at the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Zoo. The family had suffered an economic setback and the chapter stepped in to make sure their local winner of the international ASSE contest and the family of five could be a part of this once in a lifetime event.

Heather Earl, CSP, of Buena Vista, FL, is manager, safety and health operations for Walt Disney World Resorts. She spearheaded the Central Florida Chapter drive to educate students about work safety and to sponsor more than 200 entries in the 8th annual ASSE kids’ Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest for those aged 5-14. In addition, Earl and chapter members gathered a record-breaking 17 proclamations from FL cities, counties and from Florida Governor Charlie Crist. A long-time member, Earl has supported these efforts while working in Arkansas and now Florida. Go to www.asse.org/naosh10 to view the proclamations.

D. Kevin Earp, of Charlotte, NC, director of safety for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools not only promoted the ASSE ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ kids’ poster contest in his area schools, but he spearheaded the chapter efforts to sponsor a local poster contest winner and the winner’s family of four to attend the NAOSH Week events in Washington, DC. Earp is a professional member of the ASSE Tarheel Chapter and also works with local sports teams.

ASSE member Christopher Helser, CSP, of Onancock, VA, formerly of Wisconsin, along with his wife Dawn and daughter Abigail supported NAOSH Week kick-off events and the poster contest awards for several years both in VA and in WI schools and businesses. He works for the growing NASA-Wallops Island group, and is a professional member of the Greater Tidewater Chapter. The Helser’s daughter is a ‘safety-on-the-job’ poster contest winner.

Mary Winkler, CSP, of LaPlata, MD, is a safety professional for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo and is a professional member of the National Capital Chapter. She spearheaded a NAOSH Week event at the Smithsonian Institution to allow ASSE members, guests and poster contestants to learn first-hand about safety when it comes to the Air and Space Museum, archaeological digs, giant squids, the rainforests and more. Winkler has reached out into her community’s schools and the region sharing safety and health expertise for many years, especially during NAOSH Week. Here, ASSE Past President C. Christopher Patton, CSP, presents Winkler with her award.

ASSE Chesapeake Chapter President Michael Wolf, of Columbia, MD, is EHS manager for EVI-ITT Intelligence & Info Warfare. He contributed to NAOSH Week again this year by helping with key logistics and proclamations, arranging for several volunteers and served as a local ambassador to NAOSH Week for about 300 visitors from around the U.S. and Canada – ASSE members, poster contestants, their families and more. He also provided insight into the role of a safety professional in the many greater D.C. area businesses.

ASSE officials note that on-the-job fatality rates in the U.S. have been going down in recent years, yet fatalities are still occurring at workplaces, they note, ‘that don't value safety, don't look at risks and solutions, don't turn to safety, health and environmental professionals for the needed input and guidance to help make their workplace a safe one’. ASSE officials note that during an economic downturn is not the time to cut safety and health programs. These cuts can only lead to a reduction in safety and an increase in health costs, turnover, production delays, customer dissatisfaction and more. NAOSH Week is just one of the tools ASSE members and partners use each year the first week of May to increase awareness of the importance of being safe at work and of the occupational safety, health and environmental profession.

ASSE, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), and the more than 50 OSHA Alliance Partners (corporations and associations), reach hundreds of thousands of businesses and millions of people worldwide, with best practices and solutions on how to increase workplace safety during NAOSH Week.

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. It has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members located worldwide. For more information please go to www.asse.org/naosh10 or to www.bls.gov for statistics.

To view NAOSH Champion photos, visit: www.asse.org/naosh

Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day, May 5, 2010

Thank you to all Safety, Health, and Environment Professionals

Occupational safety, health and environmental professionals work tirelessly to make sure millions of people worldwide continue to return home safely from work each day free of injury or illness.

To recognize and celebrate their ongoing commitment to protecting people, property and the environment, the ASSE board approved the creation of OSHP Day in March of 2006 to be held every year on the Wednesday of NAOSH Week.  The purpose of this day is to recognize the ongoing efforts of occupational safety, health and environmental professionals to protect people, property and the environment.

OSHP Day also aims to further raise awareness about the profession, one where a person is qualified by education, training and experience to identify hazards and develop appropriate controls for hazards related to occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities.  The safety and health professional follows a code of professional conduct and brings to bear technical knowledge, skills and expertise along with management abilities developed through years of continued education and practical experience. 

OSHP Day Event at Jubitz Travel Center, Portland, OR, May 5, 2010

On this year’s Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day, May 5, 2010, state, corporate and safety officials addressed how investing in safety strengthens a company’s bottom line and prevents roadway crashes, which are the number one cause of fatalities on the job.  At Jubitz Travel Center in Portland, OR, a press conference was held with state, local and trucking officials about the importance of roadway safety and the ultimate cost of roadway crashes for companies, taxpayers and victims.  Officials from May Trucking Company, Oregon members from ASSE’s Region I, Jubitz Truck Stop and Portlander Inn officials, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) – Motor Carrier Transportation Division, the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the “Share the Road Professional Drives” joined forces to address the issue of roadway safety and its impact.  Officials discussed the return on investment in safety and roadway crash prevention measures, their experiences, statistics, what they have seen at crash sites and provided tips for all motorists. 

Click here to view a news release about the event:  ASSE Columbia-Willamette Chapter, OR MDOT, May Trucking, Jubitz Officials Address Transportation Best Practices, Distracted Driving Dangers

Video is also available on YouTube.

NAOSH Week Kick-Off Events in Washington, D.C.

The national kick-off for the ASSE/CSSE/OSHA NAOSH Week began on Sunday, May 2, 2010, with a brunch sponsored by ASSE’s Region III at the National Zoo from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Over 85 ASSE poster contest winners, entrants, their families and ASSE members attended, enjoying brunch, a craft, cupcake decorating and photo scavenger hunt that took participants on an exciting trip around the zoo.  ASSE president (209-2010) Chris Patton provided a welcome address for attendees.

On Monday, May 3, 2010, attendees experienced three different kick-off events with unique surprises and exciting information about occupational safety and health, as well as promoting awareness globally. Poster contest winners, entrants, their families and ASSE members first ventured to the Smithsonian Institute’s S. Dillon Ripley Center for the first event at 9:00 a.m.  Smithsonian Institute staff members Mary Winkler, Robb Altenburg, J. Andrew Wilson, Steven Walden, Diana Furey, Terry Meisinger and Dennis Holtmeyer provided fun information about what they do and how they keep workers and visitors safe at the museum.  Additionally, ASSE president (2010-2011) Darryl C. Hill gave a welcome address and engaged in a question and answer period with Iron Man from Marvel Comics, sponsored by ABB, Inc.  Children in attendance had the opportunity to get photos taken with Iron Man, Smithsonian officials and ASSE officials.  Poster contest winners, runners-up and entrants saw their posters displayed at the Ripley Center throughout the halls of the building.

At 10:00 a.m., attendees boarded a Tourmobile tram and were taken through the historical D.C. National Mall area to the U.S. Department of Labor Building for a 10:30 event with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and over 60 OSHA Alliance Partners representing thousands of businesses worldwide.  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Jordan Barab, CSSE representative Andrew Cooper and ASSE president (2009-2010) Chris Patton addressed attendees and recognized winners, runners-up and entrants in ASSE’s 8th annual kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ global poster contest.  Poster contest winners and runners-up participated in a question and answer period with ASSE’s Jim Morris, providing information about why they chose to draw the images they did and what workplace safety means.

At 12:00 p.m., attendees re-boarded the tour mobile and attended a closing event at the U.S. Capitol Building.  Chris Patton and Darryl Hill recognized winners and entrants in the 8th annual kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest and provided special gifts for each child in attendance.  CSSE’s Andrew Cooper also addressed the group.  ASSE partners were also in attendance, including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Anne S. Ferro, who addressed the crowd and awarded a prize to the winner of the FMCSA poster contest in conjunction with ASSE’s event.  Attendees were also treated to a surprise appearance from Spiderman, who congratulated all poster contest winners, runners-up and entrants for a job well done at raising awareness about workplace safety and health.  Attendees had photo opportunities with all present officials and Spiderman. A tour of the U.S. Capitol followed the event at 3:00 and was attended by event attendees and ASSE officials Chris Patton and Darryl Hill. 

CALEB BUSH REPORTS BACK FROM HIS TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C.

Caleb Bush and his family, sister Tamaya Bush, mother Tamara Bush and father Demetrius Bush attended the NAOSH kick-off events in Washington, D.C. and provided a wonderful recap of their experiences during NAOSH Week.  Caleb’s poster received second place in the 5-6 age group. 

To view photos from Caleb’s trip to Washington, D.C., please visit: http://www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh10/docs/2010CalebBushPresentation.ppt

 

ASSE MEMBERS/ NAOSH PARTNERS EDUCATE THEIR COMMUNITIES ON WORK SAFETY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER NAOSH WEEK NATIONALLY EVENTS BY STATE:

ALASKA

David B. Henry, Safety Officer, QC/Project Manager, TLC General in Fairbanks, Alaska distributed NAOSH posters featuring winning poster contest entries to schools in his community, promoting awareness about occupational safety and health.

ARKANSAS

David Stadler, a Safety / Security Specialist II at J R Simplot in West Memphis, Arkansas, distributed NAOSH posters featuring winning poster contest entries throughout his workplace and community, raising awareness about the safety, health and environmental profession and the importance of being safe at work. 

CALIFORNIA

J.P. Somes, Safety Director for Calcot, a grower-owned cotton and almond marketing cooperative, distributed NAOSH promotional materials, ASSE safety and health brochures and NAOSH posters featuring poster contest winning entries to plant locations in AZ, CA, NM, TX and TN.  Somes is responsible for safety programs at multiple plant locations and has consistently participated in NAOSH Week, promoting occupational safety and health at his workplace. 

COLORADO

ASSE Member Marcy Espegren-Zutman from the Four Corners Chapter displayed NAOSH posters featuring poster contest winning entries at her workplace to promote the importance of workplace safety.

CONNECTICUT

Governor M. Jodi Rell proclaimed May 2-8 NAOSH Week and May 5 OSHP Day, demonstrating statewide support of NAOSH Week and OSHP Day by signing in an official proclamation in honor of the safety, health and environmental profession.

FLORIDA

Florida ASSE Chapters garnered the largest number of proclamations for 2010, including proclamations from government officials in Alamonte Springs, Belle Isle, Casselberry, Eustis, Lake County, Lake Mary, Longwood, Maitland, Orange County, Osceola, Umatilla and Winter Park, FL.  The proclamations indicate official acknowledgement of NAOSH Week and OSHP Day and are instrumental in helping raise awareness about workplace safety and the safety, health and environmental profession.

In addition to the many city and county proclamations received in Florida, Governor Charlie Crist signed a proclamation indicating statewide support for NAOSH Week and OSHP Day.

Heather Earl, current president of the Central Florida Chapter, received a NAOSH Champion award at the ASSE House of Delegates meeting in Baltimore, MD, for her outstanding service in helping to garner proclamations for NAOSH Week and for her support of the 8th annual ASSE kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ global poster contest.

HAWAII

The Hawaii Chapter held its 11th Biennial Governor’s Pacific-Rim Safety and Health Conference May 5-7, 2010, during NAOSH Week.  Society President Chris Patton, as well as past presidents Eddie Greer, Skipper Kendrick and Michael Thompson addressed nearly 500 people, including ASSE members, city and state officials, businesses and employee representatives on the importance of workplace safety.  Presiding officials also distributed NAOSH promotional materials, including brochures, promotional tote bags and NAOSH brand lip balm to raise awareness for NAOSH Week and OSHP Day.

ILLINOIS

In support of NAOSH Week and OSHP Day, the following Illinois government officials signed proclamations in support of NAOSH Week and OSHP Day: Mayor Arlene Mulder of Arlington Heights; Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago; and Mayor Martin J. Moylan of Des Plaines. 

LOUISIANA

Past president Don Jones, P.E., CSP, distributed safety brochures and educational information throughout his town and businesses.

Louisiana-based Lamar Advertising donated five billboards displayed in the hometowns of the domestic poster contest winners throughout May in support of NAOSH Week.

MARYLAND

Daryl See, a member of ASSE’s Delmarva Chapter, displayed NAOSH posters at distributed important safety and health information at ASSE’s Exposition in MD, attended by thousands. ASSSE members also visited schools and provided SH&E information.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Legget showed support for NAOSH Week and OSHP Day by signing a proclamation acknowledging NAOSH Week and OSHP Day.

Mary Winkler, CSP, of LaPlata, MD, was honored as a 2010 NAOSH Champion for her support of NAOSH Week and OSHP Day during ASSE’s NAOSH kick-off events in Washington, D.C., May 2-3.  Winkler is a safety professional for the Smithsonian Institution’s national Zoo and is a member of ASSE’s National Capital Chapter.  Winkler has been a consistent supporter of NAOSH Week, promoting the importance of workplace safety and health in her community, region and workplace.

ASSE Chesapeake Chapter President Michael Wolf of Columbia, MD, was also recognized as a 2010 NAOSH Champion for his outstanding volunteer service and support of NAOSH Week and OSHP Day. 

Wolf contributed to this year’s NAOSH kick-off events in Washington, D.C., by helping with important logistics, garnering local proclamations, coordinating volunteers and serving as a key ambassador for ASSE members, poster contest winners and entrants, their families and approximately 300 visitors from across the U.S. and Canada.

MASSACHUSETTS

Granite State Chapter member Elliot Alexander displayed NAOSH posters featuring poster contest winners and distributed NAOSH items such as brochures at a business conference in April, raising awareness about the importance of occupational safety and health.

David T. Crowley, professional member of the Greater Boston Chapter and Senior EHS Director at HP Hood, LLC., led a company-wide effort to promote NAOSH Week and OSHP Day.  Crowley provided company headquarters in Lynnfield, MA, as well as 21 processing plants nationwide, with tools to participate in NAOSH Week and OSHP Day.  This resulted in nearly all of the plant locations, including headquarters, participating in NAOSH Week by hosting a range of activities, both large and small, to promote awareness about the importance of workplace safety.  Crowley also coordinated an annual donation of soap, shampoo and conditioner to a local food pantry in honor of NAOSH Week and OSHP Day.

For example, HP Hood’s fluid milk plant in Agawam, MA, and its ice cream plant in Suffield, CT, both hosted a “safety table.”  Literature about safety, health and the environment was displayed for employees to read and reference on issues from preventing house fires to avoiding heat stress at work.  Plants in NH, ME and VT conducted a safety quiz questionnaire to boot safety awareness among employees.  Another milk plant in Oneida, NY, hosted an employee safety meeting and redesigned company safety bulletin boards to reflect the NAOSH Week theme and promote workplace safety and health.  In LaFargeville, NY, HP Hood employees hosted a community event at a local elementary school where students were given a presentation about food safety and being safe at work through using personal protective equipment, such as hearing protection. 

MICHIGAN

Mayor Rikki Bandeau of Brighton, MI, signed in a proclamation declaring May 2-8 NAOSH Week and May 5 OSHP Day, demonstrating support for raising awareness about occupational safety and health.

ABB, Inc. sponsored an appearance by Marvel’s Iron Man at the NAOSH Week kick-off event at the Smithsonian Institute’s S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, D.C.   To the delight of all attendees, Spiderman made a surprise appearance at ASSE’s reception honoring poster contest winners and entrants at the U.S. Capitol. 

MISSISSIPPI

Brent Warren, EHS Supervisor at Sara Lee Food and Beverage of Meridian, MS, distributed NAOSH posters featuring poster contest winners at his workplace.  Warren’s daughter, Madyson, was an ASSE kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest winner in 2007.

NEW JERSEY

New Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno demonstrated support of raising awareness about occupational safety and health by singing a proclamation declaring May 2-8 NAOSH Week and May 5 OSHP Day. 

NEW YORK

Marianne Psipsikas of the Airline Group Alliance, distributed NAOSH promotional items such as informational brochures and NAOSH posters featuring winners of ASSE’s 8th annual kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest, to American and JetBlue Airlines employees at headquarters and airports  to raise awareness about the importance of occupational safety and health.

NORTH CAROLINA

Kevin Earp, Director of Safety for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, NC, was honored as a NAOSH Champion for his outstanding volunteer service and support of NAOSH Week.  Earp promoted the ASSE kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest at area schools and spearheaded the Tarheel Chapter’s efforts to sponsor local poster contest winner Caleb Bush and his family to attend NAOSH kick-off events in Washington, D.C.  Bush sent back a PowerPoint thank you covering his trip to D.C. for the poster contest awards ceremony to the chapter.

OHIO

Mayor Donald E. Patterson of Kettering, OH, signed a proclamation in support of NAOSH Week, declaring May 2-8 NAOSH Week and May 5 OSHP Day.

The Board of Commissioners in Montgomery County, OH, proclaimed May 2-8 NAOSH Week and May 5 OSHP Day by singing a proclamation in support of raising awareness about occupational safety and health.

OREGON

Governor Theodore R. Kulongski and Secretary of State Katie Brown signed a proclamation declaring May 2-8 NAOSH Week and May 5 OSHP in support of raising awareness about occupational safety and health.

Mayor Sam Adams of Portland and Mayor Lore Christopher of Keizer each signed proclamations declaring May 2-8 NAOSH Week and May 5 OSHP Day in support of raising awareness about occupational safety and health, as well as the safety, health and environmental profession.

Laurie LaBrasseur, ARM, Safety Management Consultant of SAIF Corporation in Salem, OR, displayed NAOSH posters featuring poster contest winners at her workplace to raise awareness about the importance of workplace safety and health as did OR OSHA.

State, corporate and trucking joined forces with ASSE’s Region I and Columbia-Willamette Chapter President Lee Briney at an OSHP Day news conference about the importance of roadway safety, the number one cause of workplace fatalities.  The conference was held at Jubitz Travel Stop in Portland, OR and topics reviewed included the cost of roadway crashes and preventative measures employers and motorists can use to reduce the number of transportation crash incidents. The American Trucking Association (ATA) and May Trucking officials were present, as well as members of the local police force and the OR DOT and other city and state officials.

PENNSYLVANIA

As part of NAOSH Week efforts, ASSE Philadelphia Chapter member Marty Hinkle coordinated NAOSH Week safety table displays at Rosenberger’s Dairies to promote awareness about workplace safety and health and the occupational safety and health profession.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Kimberly Grimm, Operations Support Services Manager at Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. in Roebuck, SC, displayed NAOSH posters featuring ASSE poster contest winners throughout the chemical plant to promote awareness for workplace safety and health.

Laura Comstock, CSP, president of the South Carolina Chapter, was also honored as an ASSE NAOSH Champion.  Comstock and her chapter stepped in and sponsored a poster contest winner and family to attend the NAOSH Week kick-off events in Washington, D.C. 

TEXAS

Clare Brouillette, Business Unit HSEQ Manager at DOF Subsea USA Inc. in Houston distributed NAOSH posters featuring poster contest winners, NAOSH pens and brochures to employees throughout her workplace.

Austin ASSE members hosted an annual safety celebration luncheon, including members from the greater Austin area in honor of NAOSH Week and OSHP Day.

ASSE’s Region III sponsored a NAOSH kick-off brunch for about 100 ASSE poster contest winners, entrants, their families and ASSE members at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on May 2.  Attendees received a welcome address from ASSE President Chris Patton and made a craft, decorated cupcakes and went on an exciting scavenger hunt throughout the zoo.

VIRGINIA

Lori Chaplin, SCHC Administrator, distributed NAOSH posters featuring poster contest winners throughout her workplace to raise awareness about workplace safety and health. 

ASSE member Christopher Helser, CSP, of Onancock, VA, was honored as a NAOSH Champion for his continued support of NAOSH Week activities and the ASSE kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest.  Helser and his family consistently promote and attend NAOSH Week kick-off activities in Washington, D.C. and Helser, a NASA employee, displayed NAOSH posters at Wallops Flight Facility.  Helser also held safety and health sessions at his workplace to raise awareness about the importance of occupational safety and health.  His daughter, Abigail, was a first-place winner in this year’s ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest.

WASHINGTON D.C.

Victoria Hershiser of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), distributed several posters worldwide and provided SH&E informational sessions for FAA members throughout North America.

Bill Montwieler of the Industrial Truck Association, distributed NAOSH posters featuring winning poster contest entries, brochures and other promotional items at a seminar for senior level executives to raise awareness about the importance of occupational safety and health.

The National Safety Council’s Washington, D.C., office distributed NAOSH posters nationally and attended the ASSE NAOSH kick-off events held May 2-3.

Smithsonian Institute staff members Robb Altenburg, Steve Walden, J. Andrew Wilson, Diana Furey, Mary Winkler, Terry Meisinger and Dennis Holtmeyer provided an inside view of safety at the museum and secrets about how safety professionals keep museum employees and guests safe.

Smithsonian staff member F. Robb Altenburg was honored as a NAOSH Champion for his work with Mary Winkler, CSP, to organize a ‘behind the scenes look at the museum’ event for poster contest entrants, their families and ASSE members during NAOSH kick-off events in Washington, D.C., May 3.  Altenburg is a member of the National Capital Chapter. 

OSHA was host to its annual ASSE NAOSH event Monday, May 3, to honor the winners of the 8th annual ASSE kids’ ‘safety-on-the-job’ poster contest. Speakers included OSHA Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab, ASSE President for 2009-10 C. Christopher Patton, CSP, ASSE President-Elect Darryl Hill, PhD, CSP, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering’s Secretary Andrew Cooper, poster contest winners, entrants and their families and representatives from 50+ associations and organizations in support of NAOSH Week.

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro and members of the FMCSA Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, of which ASSE is a member, joined ASSE officials and guests at the U.S. Capitol for the 8th annual ASSE kids’ ‘safety-on-the-job’ poster contest recognition events with Spiderman.

This event was followed up with a tour of the U.S. Capitol for all of the ASSE NAOSH 2010 participants!

INTERNATIONAL

CANADA

ASSE Senior Vice-President Terrie Norris, CSP, ARM and Executive Director Fred Fortman attended and spoke at the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering’s (CSSE) NAOSH kick-off events on May 3, joining forces to raise awareness about the safety, health and environmental profession and the importance of being safe at work.

MEXICO

ASSE President-Elect Darryl Hill held a ‘NAOSH Safety Celebration’ at an ABB Inc. plant located in Mexico, which immediately followed his introduction of  Iron Man at the Smithsonian Institution and participation in NAOSH kick-off events May 2-3 in Washington, D.C.

KUWAIT

The ASSE Kuwait Chapter sponsored over 350 entries in ASSE’s 8th annual kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest.  Two Kuwait entries received first place prizes in the 11-12 and 13-14 age categories, with six others receiving 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place prizes. 

NAOSH 2010 Photo Gallery www.asse.org/naosh10

 

BRUNCH AT THE NATIONAL ZOO – MAY 2, 2010

 

 

NAOSH 2010 D.C. Kick-Off Event at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center —May, 3 2010
   

 

NAOSH 2010 D.C. Kick-Off Event at the U.S. Department of Labor —May 3, 2010

 

 
 
NAOSH 2010 D.C. Kick-Off Event at the U.S. Capitol —May 3, 2010

 

2010 NAOSH Week OSHA Alliance Partners

NAOSH Week Partners represent thousands of companies in all industries worldwide that reach millions of people with messages about the importance of workplace safety and health.  For a full description of each company listed below, please visit www.asse.org/naosh10/OSHA-AlliancePartners.php

Airline Group; American Biological Safety Association (ABSA);  American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) ; American Foundry Society (AFS); American Heart Association (AHA);  American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA);  American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA);  American Red Cross ; American Shipbuilding Association (ASA); American Society of Safety Engineers; American Supply Association (ASA); Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD); Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM); Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP); Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN); Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA); Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR); Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance;  Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC); Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA); Industrial Truck Association (ITA); ISSA: The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association; Lamar Outdoor Advertising; Laser Institute of America (LIA); National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA); National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA); National Safety Council (NSC); National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP); National Telecommunications Safety Panel (NTSP); Precision Metalforming Association (PMA); Process Safety Alliance; Professional Landcare Network; The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance; Safe Tank Alliance; Scaffold Industry Association, Inc. (SIA); Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWR Institute); Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA); Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC); Tree Care Industry Association, Inc.(TCIA);  URS Corporation

2010 NAOSH Week 2011

NAOSH Week 2011, May 1-7, and OSHP Day, May 4, will take place during ASSE’s 100th anniversary celebration of ‘A Century of Safety’.  We welcome any suggestions for NAOSH 2011 activities and events.  Please contact Diane Hurns, ASSE PR manager, at 847-768-3403, dhurns@asse.org or PR Specialist Lindsay Stuart at 847-768-3404 or lstuart@asse.org with any suggestions or if you need guidance.  Thank you to all the ASSE members, staff, poster contest entrants and their families for all they did to participate in NAOSH Week and OSHP 2010 and for making a difference.