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In Support of Safety and Health Education, Flatiron Donates Funds to ASSE Foundation
Des Plaines, IL (April 1, 2009) — In continued support of safety, health and environmental education, Flatiron, one of the nation's largest transportation and infrastructure contractors, recently donated $5,000 to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation to fund a construction safety scholarship for students pursuing degrees in safety and health with an emphasis on construction.

The funding will support the $4,650 Flatiron Construction Safety Scholarship provided each year through the ASSE Foundation. This year’s scholarship winners will be announced in early April.

Flatiron is one of the leading providers of transportation construction and civil engineering in North America. Its core competencies include major bridge, highway, and rail projects. Flatiron also operates as a contractor in public-private partnership projects. Founded in 1947, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's leading international construction service providers. Further information is available at
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

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
American Society of Safety Engineers • 1800 East Oakton Street • Des Plaines, Illinois • 60018-2187
Phone 847.699.2929 • Fax 847.296.3769 •