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To Further Safety and Health Education, Washington Division of URS Donates Funds to American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation
|Des Plaines, IL (March 26, 2009) — In continued support of safety, health and environmental education and research, the Washington Division of URS recently donated $5,350 to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation to fund a $5,000 safety and health scholarship, an internship that includes salary and living expenses, and an opportunity for the recipient to attend ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) to be held in San Antonio, TX on June 28 – July 1, 2009.
“We are very happy to continue with our scholarship program through the ASSE Foundation,” said Washington Division of URS Vice President, Environmental Safety, Health & Security Bradley D. Giles, P.E., CSP. “This process provides a great opportunity to support the academic pursuits of a talented young safety professional.”
This year’s scholarship recipient will be announced in early April.
URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The company offers a broad range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning for closure services. URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company operates through three divisions: the URS Division, the EG&G Division and the Washington Division.
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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