For Immediate Release Contact: Joanna Climer, 847-768-3404, jeclimer@asse.org
UPS Donates $35K to American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation for Safety and Health Scholarships
Des Plaines, IL (March 18, 2009) — In continued support of safety, health and environmental education, UPS recently donated $35,000 to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation to fund safety and health scholarships and the opportunity for scholarship recipients to attend ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) to be held in San Antonio, TX on June 28 – July 1, 2009.

The donation will fund six scholarships including four $5,250 UPS/David Iden Memorial Safety Scholarships as well as two $5,250 UPS Diversity Scholarships for students with a minority ethnic or racial group background. This year’s scholarship winners will be announced in early April.

UPS Director of Health and Safety, Kevin Strahan said, “We are pleased to be able to continue to support the ASSE Foundation by investing in the education of students pursuing degrees in safety and health and for contributing to the development of the future of the health and safety profession.”

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at UPS.com.

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession. For more information on the Foundation and its programs visit www.asse.org/foundation.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org.
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