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Summit Training Source Continues Support Of Safety And Health Education Through New Donation To The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation
Des Plaines, IL (January 17, 2008) — In support of research and education in the occupational safety, health and the environmental (SH&E) field, the Grand Rapids, MI-based Summit Training Source Inc. recently contributed $5,000 to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation, bringing the company’s total contributions to $40,000 since 2000.

ASSE Foundation Chair Cynthia L. Roth, COHN, said, “We are grateful to Summit for its continued commitment to and support of the advancement of the SH&E profession through ASSE Foundation programs providing college scholarships, research funding and professional development grants.”

ASSE Foundation Board of Trustees member Valerie Overheul is the founder and president of Summit. Over the years, Overheul has been committed to supporting such programs as scholarships, research and the Foundation's Career Guide, a publication on the SH&E profession requested by students around the globe.

Summit is a recognized leader for effective, technically accurate environmental, safety and health training programs. Thousands of companies worldwide, from large corporations to small businesses, use Summit's programs to train their employees. Summit is dedicated to developing and distributing safety, health and environmental training in multiple formats. They cover many diverse safety topics such as fire prevention, disaster preparedness, driver safety, back injury prevention and office safety. They also offer Online OSHA approved 10 and 30 Hour training for both General Industry and Construction. For more information on Summit visit

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 31,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information please go to
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