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Diane Hurns
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For Immediate Release

 

Wisconsin Council of Safety To Honor American Society of Safety Engineers President

     DES PLAINES, IL ( April 24, 2006 ) —At its 64th annual Wisconsin Safety & Health  Congress/Exposition, members of the Wisconsin Council of Safety will bestow upon American Society of Safety Engineers President Jack H. Dobson, Jr., CSP, of Cedarburg, WI, their ‘Special Lifetime Achievement’ award for his ongoing dedication to protecting people, property and the environment. The Congress is being held at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI, this April 25-26.

A noted speaker and leader, Dobson will also be addressing the Congress Tuesday, April 25, in his speech titled “Focal Points for Safety: Current Trends.” Throughout his tenure as ASSE President for 2005-06, Dobson has been dedicated to providing focus to the efforts of safety, health and environmental practitioners and has played a major role in regional occupational safety and health meetings, international conferences in Canada, Great Britain and Australia, meetings with federal and state regulatory heads and student leadership conferences. In his address to the Wisconsin Council of Safety Congress, Dobson will discuss the need to focus on motor vehicle safety, become more fervent about including safety and health course work into the business school curriculum, and the major expansion of the ASSE-sponsored North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH).

Dobson will be host to a national NAOSH kick-off event the first week of May at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. and at a reception on Capitol Hill. The events will include ASSE, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) officials and representatives from 30 other trade organizations and the VPPPA.

Dobson is the Manager of Occupational Safety and Health for Simplicity Manufacturing, Inc. and held several civilian safety management positions in the Departments of Air Force, Navy and Treasury. He also served as a training instructor at the OSHA Training Institute. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL; an M.A. from Webster University, St. Louis, MO, and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

He has been an active member of ASSE for more than 30 years as a professional member and has served as President-Elect, Senior Vice President and as an active member of the ASSE Standards Development Committee. In addition, he has served as ASSE Council on Professional Affairs Vice President, as the ASSE Consultants Practice Specialty Administrator, as the ASSE Region V Vice President, as the ASSE Northeastern Illinois Chapter Past President, as a member of the Nominating and Elections Committee, the Membership Development and Retention Committee and the Finance Committee. Dobson is currently a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of ASSE.

The Wisconsin Council of Safety is a charitable not-for-profit, non-governmental, affiliate of the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Since its inception in 1923, the Wisconsin Council of Safety has been the state's strongest advocate of preventing and mitigating human and economic losses arising from preventable causes through training, consultation, outreach programs, and safety resources. For information on the April events go to www.wisafetycouncil.org.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its 30,000 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 check ASSE’s website at www.asse.org.

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