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About Occupational Safety & Health Professional Day - May 4, 2011

Occupational safety, health and environmental professionals work day in and day out to make sure millions of people worldwide continue to go to and return home from work every day.

To recognize and celebrate their ongoing commitment to protecting people, property and the environment the American Society of Safety Engineers' board approved the creation of Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day (OSHP) in March of 2006 to be held every year during North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) on that Wednesday. This year NAOSH Week runs from May 1 – 7 and OSHP Day is on May 4, 2011.

Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day Wikipedia Entry

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.

National Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day also aims to further raise awareness and pride in the profession, a profession where one is qualified by education, training and experience and where one identifies hazards and develops appropriate controls for these hazards all aimed at preventing occupational injury, illness and property damage. 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. Currently there are about 100,000 occupational safety, health and environmental practitioners in the U.S. today in what has become one of the most challenging and rewarding career fields.

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Salute Your Safety & Health Professional

This is a special year for ASSE, our 100th anniversary, and we'd like to thank the many people who have made a difference in keeping workplaces safe.

For this special May 4, 2011, Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day, please take this opportunity to recognize the great job your organization's occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professional or team is doing every day to keep workers and your organization safe.

ASSE will recognize these outstanding people and teams on our web site and in a variety of materials in an effort to promote the work occupational safety, health and environmental professionals are doing every day to prevent injuries and illnesses and the difference they are making in everyone's lives. We will be recognizing these SH&E folks and your organization on May 4, 2011.

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Osha Day Salute Your Safety Pro Flyers

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Learn how safety, health & environmental professionals help people & businesses every day.

  1. ASSE News: The Safety Profession is Ranked as one of the Top 50 Jobs in America

  2. The "Your Guide to a Career in the Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Profession" brochure explains what an SH&E is, what 'safety science' is, what the job picture is like, resources and much more.

  3. Play the free 'Don't be a Zombie At Work' game to see samples of risks safety professionals and workers face. See what your safety IQ is at:
    Contact for tips should you get stuck.