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NAOSH Champion Awards

2011 NAOSH Week Champions

NAOSH Week Champions are members and organizations recognized by their peers for going “above and beyond” in making NAOSH Week a success and thereby raising awareness about occupational safety and health. Please nominate any peers you feel should be NAOSH Week Champions using the form on this page.

Press Release: ASSE Honors Members who reach thousands through safety and health outreach efforts during Naosh week

The Clorox Company is recognized for their commitment to communicating the importance of occupational safety and health and participation in ASSE’s kids’ ‘Safety on the Job’ poster contest. This year ASSE received hundreds of poster entries both internationally and from the U.S. from the children of Clorox Company employees, some of which placed in the top 20. The Clorox Company has gone above and beyond in promoting occupational safety and health to its workers and in educating young artists from around the world about the importance of being safe at work.

Heather Earl, CSP, of Lake Buena Vista, FL is ASSE’s Florida Chapter president and the manager of safety and health operations at Walt Disney World Resorts. She has promoted the ‘Safety on the Job’ Poster Contest to all Disney employees worldwide and to school children in Florida. In addition, Earl has requested and secured several state, city, and town proclamations for NAOSH Week.

Jennifer Zipeto, CSP, of Lake Buena Vista, FL is the senior safety and health manager for Walt Disney World Resports, and ASSE’s Florida Chapter PR Chair helped secure several Florida city and county NAOSH proclamations in recent years, has promoted the kids’ ‘Safety on the Job’ poster contest in local schools and communities, and has worked on several efforts to promote NOASH Week, including through online videos.

Luke Betts is the Western Canada and U.S. Northwest Regions Safety and Health Coordinator for Cintas Corporation and a member of Portland, OR’s Columbia-Williamette Chapter.  On his own Betts developed and distributed a program to promote kids’ ‘Safety on the Job’ Poster Contest in the Northwest, which included a power point presentation which was given at schools and workplaces, increasing participation and awareness in the area.

Louisville Chapter President and Safety Manager for LG&E –KY of Louisville, Michael Neason worked with a local Title 1 school’s art teacher, encouraging students to participate in ASSE’s ‘Safety on the Job’ poster contest, and learn more about occupational safety and health, as well as exercise creativity through art. One of the students who participated placed second in the contest’s 9-10 age group, won a savings bond and was featured in a local Louisville newspaper.

Through outreach in ASSE’s Kuwait Chapter region, Chapter President Mohammad K.S. Mohiudeen helped hundreds of children enter the ‘Safety on the Job’ poster contest, with several of these entries placed in the top four for their age groups. The Kuwait Chapter also hosts special events where poster contest winners are honored, further promoting awareness of occupational safety and health and providing support for ASSE’s global NAOSH Week programs.

Deputy Chief for Risk Management for the National Gallery of Art, (NGA) in Washington D.C., Phillip E. Goldsmith, CSP, ARM worked with NGA staff to provide a free program to more than 100 children and family members during the NAOSH kick-off events, and an in-depth presentation and ‘behind-the scenes’ tour of a new construction project at the Gallery for ASSE members and officials, demonstrating onsite work parameters, fall protection measures and how to work with certain materials.

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