For Immediate Release Contact: Joanna Climer, 847-768-3404, jeclimer@asse.org
Bechtel Group Foundation Donates $10K to American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation in Support of Safety and Health Education
Des Plaines, IL (March 27, 2009) — In continued support of safety, health and environmental education and research, San Francisco-based Bechtel recently donated $10,000 to the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Foundation to fund the Bechtel Group Foundation Scholarships for Safety and Health.

Each year, the Bechtel Group Foundation sponsors three $4,000 safety and health scholarships through the ASSE Foundation, with priority given to students studying safety and health with an emphasis in construction safety and attending Murray State in Murray, KY, Montana Tech in Butte, MT, or University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. This year’s scholarship winners will be announced in early April.

Bechtel is one of the world's premier engineering, construction, and project management companies. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries. Today, Bechtel’s 44,000 employees are teamed with customers, partners, and suppliers on hundreds of projects in nearly 50 countries. For more information about Bechtel visit www.bechtel.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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