For Immediate Release Contact: Joanna Climer, 847-768-3404, jeclimer@asse.org
Bechtel Group Continues Support of American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation With New Donation
Des Plaines, IL (January 24, 2008) — In their continued support of occupational safety, health and environmental education, San Francisco-based Bechtel Group Foundation recently contributed $10,000 to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation toward the Bechtel Group Foundation Scholarship for Safety & Health. In 2008, this funding will support three $3,000 scholarships open to undergraduate students pursuing environmental, health and safety degrees emphasizing construction safety.

“The ASSE Foundation appreciates the efforts of Bechtel in supporting future safety and health professionals in construction. By providing additional educational opportunities in this area we can continue to see increased safety and reduced risk on the job,” said ASSE Foundation Chair Cynthia L. Roth, COHN. “Bechtel’s efforts have helped the ASSE Foundation with its mission of advancing the safety and health profession through education, professional development and research.”

Scholarship applicants must be full-time students studying occupational safety and health with an emphasis on construction safety. Applicants must be student members of ASSE, have a GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0 system, have a good academic standing, and be recommended by a safety faculty member. Priority will be given to students attending Murray State University in Murray, KY; Montana Tech in Butte, MT; and the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. Eligible students can submit their scholarship applications to the ASSE Foundation from September through December.

Bechtel, based in San Francisco, 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 on all seven continents. Today 40,000 employees are teamed with customers, partners, and suppliers on hundreds of projects in nearly 50 countries. For half a century, Bechtel Group Foundation has been responding to the needs of communities in which Bechtel has offices or major projects. In 2006, the Foundation made grants totaling $1.82 million to 190 non-profit organizations in 10 countries.

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 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 www.asse.org.
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