February 6, 2001

Ms. Christine Todd Whitman, Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
401 M Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20460

CONGRATULATIONS AND OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

Dear Administrator Whitman:

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) sincerely congratulates you on becoming Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We hope your term will be beneficial for the American people, the nation, you personally, including the advancement of environmental management on a worldwide basis. ASSE stands ready to assist you, or your staff members, if there is a need for expertise in such matters, which we believe there is.

ASSE is the oldest and largest society of safety professionals in the world. Founded in 1911, ASSE represents almost 32,000 dedicated safety professionals. Falling under the ASSE membership are Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineers, Ergonomists, Academicians, Fire Protection Engineers, System Safety Experts, Health Professionals, and an impressive collection of other disciplines, skills, and backgrounds. We pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence, expertise, and commitment to the protection of people, property, and the environment on a worldwide basis. ASSE also has 12 practice specialty divisions consisting of: Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Health Care, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Public Sector, Risk Management and Insurance, Mining, and Transportation. The ASSE members in these divisions are leaders in their field with the knowledge and expertise needed to move safety and health forward on a global level. They assist in developing national and international safety standards and national regulations based on their experience and knowledge.

ASSE believes there is great opportunity for significant benefit if partnership can be achieved. The results will be innovative methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of environmental management. You may also have interest in reading the statement President George Bush provided the Society on the issue of occupational safety and health and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). There is a need for synergy between OSHA and EPA, and this statement gives clarification on his positions. The statement was printed in the 1/2001 issue of ASSE Professional Safety Journal, and it can be found on Page 15. We plan on sending this publication to you on a monthly basis since it will serve as an excellent resource for cutting edge occupational safety and health information.

We conclude by congratulating you once more, and look forward to working with you, or your representatives, on future safety, health, and environmental issues. Please feel free to contact ASSE should you have any questions, or suggestions on how we can work together.

Warmest Regards and Congratulations,

Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP
ASSE President, 2000-2001

Copy To:

ASSE Board of Directors
ASSE Council on Professional Affairs
ASSE Governmental Affairs Committee

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February 6, 2001

Ms. Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor
United States Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room #S2018
Washington, DC 20210

CONGRATULATIONS AND OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

Dear Secretary Chao:

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is pleased to congratulate you on your confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Your statement to the Senate during the confirmation process was superb and coincides with ASSE's aspirations for the workers of our nation. Accordingly, we hope your term will be beneficial for the American people, the nation, you personally, and the advancement of occupational safety and health. ASSE stands ready to assist you, or your representatives, if there is a need for expertise in issues of occupational safety and health.

ASSE is the oldest and largest society of safety professionals in the world. Founded in 1911, ASSE represents almost 32,000 dedicated safety professionals. Falling under the ASSE membership are Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineers, Ergonomists, Academicians, Fire Protection Engineers, System Safety Experts, Health Professionals, and an impressive collection of other disciplines, skills, and backgrounds. We pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence, expertise, and commitment to the protection of people, property, and the environment on a worldwide basis. ASSE also has 12 practice specialty divisions consisting of: Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Health Care, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Public Sector, Risk Management and Insurance, Mining, and Transportation. The ASSE members in these divisions are leaders in their field with the knowledge and expertise needed to move safety and health forward on a global level. They assist in developing national and international safety standards and national regulations based on their experience and knowledge.

ASSE believes there is great opportunity for significant benefit if partnership can be achieved. The results will be innovative methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of environmental management. You may also have interest in reading the statement President George Bush provided the Society on the issue of occupational safety and health and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The statement was printed in the 1/2001 issue of ASSE Professional Safety Journal, and it can be found on Page 15. We plan on sending this publication to you on a monthly basis since it will serve as an excellent resource for cutting edge occupational safety and health information.

As you can expect, ASSE has significant interest in future nominees for the positions of Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, and Assistant Secretary of Labor for MSHA. Our Deputy Executive Director, Thomas F. Bresnahan, is part of the Society for Human Resources Society (SHRM) committee, which will be interviewing potential candidates. The ASSE leadership is also currently reviewing ASSE members as potential candidates for these positions. Our hope is that the successful candidate(s) will have the necessary occupational safety and health technical background (a safety professional), and the appropriate level of administration experience (public or private) needed to effectively and efficiently manage these agencies and lead them into the future. These agencies are important to ASSE members, safety professionals, and the safety profession overall due to the national focus they maintain on the importance of occupational safety and health.

To give you more insight into our positions on agencies such as OSHA, and the impact of governmental regulation on occupational safety and health as a national issue, we have enclosed our applicable position statement. Finally, we enclosed our statement on general legislative principles impacting Federal agencies, which impact occupational safety, health, and environmental management. Both of these statements, we believe, track with your views as expressed to the Senate during the confirmation process.

We conclude by congratulating you once more, and look forward to working with you, or your representatives, on future safety, health, and relevant environmental issues. Please feel free to contact ASSE should you have any questions, or suggestions on how we can work together.

Warmest Regards and Congratulations,

Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP
ASSE President, 2000-2001

Copy To:

ASSE Board of Directors
ASSE Council on Professional Affairs
ASSE Governmental Affairs Committee

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February 6, 2001

The Honorable Charlie Norwood, DDS
Chairman, House Workforce Protections Subcommittee
United States House of Representatives
1707 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1010

CONGRATULATIONS AND OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

Dear Chairman Norwood:

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is pleased to congratulate you on your selection as Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee. We hope your term will be beneficial for the American people, the nation, you personally, and the advancement of occupational safety and health. ASSE stands ready to assist you, or your representatives, if there is a need for expertise in such matters.

ASSE is the oldest and largest society of safety professionals in the world. Founded in 1911, ASSE represents almost 32,000 dedicated safety professionals. Falling under the ASSE membership are Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineers, Ergonomists, Academicians, Fire Protection Engineers, System Safety Experts, Health Professionals, and an impressive collection of other disciplines, skills, and backgrounds. We pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence, expertise, and commitment to the protection of people, property, and the environment on a worldwide basis. ASSE also has 12 practice specialty divisions consisting of: Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Health Care, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Public Sector, Risk Management and Insurance, Mining, and Transportation. The ASSE members in these divisions are leaders in their field with the knowledge and expertise needed to move safety and health forward on a global level. They assist in developing national and international safety standards and national regulations based on their experience and knowledge.

ASSE believes there is great opportunity for significant benefit if partnership can be achieved. The results will be innovative methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of occupational safety and health and environmental management. Enclosed is a copy of our monthly publication, Professional Safety Journal. We plan on sending this publication to you on a monthly basis, and it will serve as an excellent resource for cutting edge occupational safety and health information.

We conclude by congratulating you once more, and look forward to working with you, or your representatives, on future safety, health, and environmental issues. Please feel free to contact ASSE should you have any questions, or suggestions on how we can work together.

Warmest Regards and Congratulations,

Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP
ASSE President, 2000-2001

Copy To:

ASSE Board of Directors ASSE Council on Professional Affairs ASSE Governmental Affairs Committee

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February 6, 2001

The Honorable Sam Johnson
Chairman, House Employer-Employee Relations Subcommittee
United States House of Representatives
1030 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4303

CONGRATULATIONS AND OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

Dear Chairman Johnson:

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is pleased to congratulate you on your selection as Chairman the House Employer-Employee Relations Subcommittee. We hope your term will be beneficial for the American people, the nation, you personally, and the advancement of occupational safety and health. ASSE stands ready to assist you, or your representatives, if there is a need for expertise in such matters.

ASSE is the oldest and largest society of safety professionals in the world. Founded in 1911, ASSE represents almost 32,000 dedicated safety professionals. Falling under the ASSE membership are Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineers, Ergonomists, Academicians, Fire Protection Engineers, System Safety Experts, Health Professionals, and an impressive collection of other disciplines, skills, and backgrounds. We pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence, expertise, and commitment to the protection of people, property, and the environment on a worldwide basis. ASSE also has 12 practice specialty divisions consisting of: Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Health Care, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Public Sector, Risk Management and Insurance, Mining, and Transportation. The ASSE members in these divisions are leaders in their field with the knowledge and expertise needed to move safety and health forward on a global level. They assist in developing national and international safety standards and national regulations based on their experience and knowledge.

ASSE believes there is great opportunity for significant benefit if partnership can be achieved. The results will be innovative methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of occupational safety and health and environmental management. Enclosed is a copy of our monthly publication, Professional Safety Journal. We plan on sending this publication to you on a monthly basis, and it will serve as an excellent resource for cutting edge occupational safety and health information.

We conclude by congratulating you once more, and look forward to working with you, or your representatives, on future safety, health, and environmental issues. Please feel free to contact ASSE should you have any questions, or suggestions on how we can work together.

Warmest Regards and Congratulations,

Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP
ASSE President, 2000-2001

Copy To:

ASSE Board of Directors
ASSE Council on Professional Affairs
ASSE Governmental Affairs Committee

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February 6, 2001

The Honorable Pat Roberts, Senator
United States Senate
SH-302 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-1605

CONGRATULATIONS AND OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

Dear Senator Roberts:

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is pleased to congratulate you on your appointment as a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. We hope your term will be beneficial for the American people, the nation, you personally, and the advancement of occupational safety and health. ASSE stands ready to assist you, or your representatives, if there is a need for expertise in such matters.

ASSE is the oldest and largest society of safety professionals in the world. Founded in 1911, ASSE represents almost 32,000 dedicated safety professionals. Falling under the ASSE membership are Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineers, Ergonomists, Academicians, Fire Protection Engineers, System Safety Experts, Health Professionals, and an impressive collection of other disciplines, skills, and backgrounds. We pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence, expertise, and commitment to the protection of people, property, and the environment on a worldwide basis. ASSE also has 12 practice specialty divisions consisting of: Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Health Care, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Public Sector, Risk Management and Insurance, Mining, and Transportation. The ASSE members in these divisions are leaders in their field with the knowledge and expertise needed to move safety and health forward on a global level. They assist in developing national and international safety standards and national regulations based on their experience and knowledge.

ASSE believes there is great opportunity for significant benefit if partnership can be achieved. The results will be innovative methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of occupational safety and health and environmental management. Enclosed is a copy of our monthly publication, Professional Safety Journal. We plan on sending this publication to you on a monthly basis, and it will serve as an excellent resource for cutting edge occupational safety and health information.

We conclude by congratulating you once more, and look forward to working with you, or your representatives, on future safety, health, and environmental issues. Please feel free to contact ASSE should you have any questions, or suggestions on how we can work together.

Warmest Regards and Congratulations,

Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP
ASSE President, 2000-2001

Copy To:

ASSE Board of Directors
ASSE Council on Professional Affairs
ASSE Governmental Affairs Committee

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February 6, 2001

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator
United States Senate
SD-B40-6 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3203

CONGRATULATIONS AND OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

Dear Senator Clinton:

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), a neighbor of yours from when you lived in Park Ridge, is pleased to congratulate you on your appointment as a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. We hope your term will be beneficial for the American people, the nation, you personally, and the advancement of occupational safety and health. ASSE stands ready to assist you, or your representatives, if there is a need for expertise in such matters.

ASSE is the oldest and largest society of safety professionals in the world. Founded in 1911, ASSE represents almost 32,000 dedicated safety professionals. Falling under the ASSE membership are Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineers, Ergonomists, Academicians, Fire Protection Engineers, System Safety Experts, Health Professionals, and an impressive collection of other disciplines, skills, and backgrounds. We pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence, expertise, and commitment to the protection of people, property, and the environment on a worldwide basis. ASSE also has 12 practice specialty divisions consisting of: Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Health Care, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Public Sector, Risk Management and Insurance, Mining, and Transportation. The ASSE members in these divisions are leaders in their field with the knowledge and expertise needed to move safety and health forward on a global level. They assist in developing national and international safety standards and national regulations based on their experience and knowledge.

ASSE believes there is great opportunity for significant benefit if partnership can be achieved. The results will be innovative methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of occupational safety and health and environmental management. Enclosed is a copy of our monthly publication, Professional Safety Journal. We plan on sending this publication to you on a monthly basis, and it will serve as an excellent resource for cutting edge occupational safety and health information.

We conclude by congratulating you once more, and look forward to working with you, or your representatives, on future safety, health, and environmental issues. Please feel free to contact ASSE should you have any questions, or suggestions on how we can work together. Or better yet, the next time you visit Park Ridge, you are always welcome to visit ASSE, tour the facility, and meet our professional staff.

Warmest Regards and Congratulations,

Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP
ASSE President, 2000-2001

Copy To:

ASSE Board of Directors
ASSE Council on Professional Affairs
ASSE Governmental Affairs Committee

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February 6, 2001

The Honorable John Edwards, Senator
United States Senate
SD-225 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3305

CONGRATULATIONS AND OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

Dear Senator Edwards:

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is pleased to congratulate you on your appointment as a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. We hope your term will be beneficial for the American people, the nation, you personally, and the advancement of occupational safety and health. ASSE stands ready to assist you, or your representatives, if there is a need for expertise in such matters.

ASSE is the oldest and largest society of safety professionals in the world. Founded in 1911, ASSE represents almost 32,000 dedicated safety professionals. Falling under the ASSE membership are Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineers, Ergonomists, Academicians, Fire Protection Engineers, System Safety Experts, Health Professionals, and an impressive collection of other disciplines, skills, and backgrounds. We pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence, expertise, and commitment to the protection of people, property, and the environment on a worldwide basis. ASSE also has 12 practice specialty divisions consisting of: Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Health Care, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Public Sector, Risk Management and Insurance, Mining, and Transportation. The ASSE members in these divisions are leaders in their field with the knowledge and expertise needed to move safety and health forward on a global level. They assist in developing national and international safety standards and national regulations based on their experience and knowledge.

ASSE believes there is great opportunity for significant benefit if partnership can be achieved. The results will be innovative methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of occupational safety and health and environmental management. Enclosed is a copy of our monthly publication, Professional Safety Journal. We plan on sending this publication to you on a monthly basis, and it will serve as an excellent resource for cutting edge occupational safety and health information.

We conclude by congratulating you once more, and look forward to working with you, or your representatives, on future safety, health, and environmental issues. Please feel free to contact ASSE should you have any questions, or suggestions on how we can work together.

Warmest Regards and Congratulations,

Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP
ASSE President, 2000-2001

Copy To:

ASSE Board of Directors
ASSE Council on Professional Affairs
ASSE Governmental Affairs Committee

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February 6, 2001

The Honorable Christopher "Kit" Bond, Senator
United States Senate
SR-274 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2503

CONGRATULATIONS AND OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

Dear Senator Bond:

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is pleased to congratulate you on your appointment as a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. We hope your term will be beneficial for the American people, the nation, you personally, and the advancement of occupational safety and health. ASSE stands ready to assist you, or your representatives, if there is a need for expertise in such matters.

ASSE is the oldest and largest society of safety professionals in the world. Founded in 1911, ASSE represents almost 32,000 dedicated safety professionals. Falling under the ASSE membership are Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineers, Ergonomists, Academicians, Fire Protection Engineers, System Safety Experts, Health Professionals, and an impressive collection of other disciplines, skills, and backgrounds. We pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence, expertise, and commitment to the protection of people, property, and the environment on a worldwide basis. ASSE also has 12 practice specialty divisions consisting of: Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Health Care, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Public Sector, Risk Management and Insurance, Mining, and Transportation. The ASSE members in these divisions are leaders in their field with the knowledge and expertise needed to move safety and health forward on a global level. They assist in developing national and international safety standards and national regulations based on their experience and knowledge.

ASSE believes there is great opportunity for significant benefit if partnership can be achieved. The results will be innovative methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of occupational safety and health and environmental management. Enclosed is a copy of our monthly publication, Professional Safety Journal. We plan on sending this publication to you on a monthly basis, and it will serve as an excellent resource for cutting edge occupational safety and health information.

We conclude by congratulating you once more, and look forward to working with you, or your representatives, on future safety, health, and environmental issues. Please feel free to contact ASSE should you have any questions, or suggestions on how we can work together.

Warmest Regards and Congratulations,

Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP
ASSE President, 2000-2001

Copy To:

ASSE Board of Directors
ASSE Council on Professional Affairs
ASSE Governmental Affairs Committee

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February 6, 2001

The Honorable John Warner, Senator
United States Senate
SR-225 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-4601

CONGRATULATIONS AND OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

Dear Senator Warner:

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is pleased to congratulate you on your appointment as a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. We hope your term will be beneficial for the American people, the nation, you personally, and the advancement of occupational safety and health. ASSE stands ready to assist you, or your representatives, if there is a need for expertise in such matters.

ASSE is the oldest and largest society of safety professionals in the world. Founded in 1911, ASSE represents almost 32,000 dedicated safety professionals. Falling under the ASSE membership are Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineers, Ergonomists, Academicians, Fire Protection Engineers, System Safety Experts, Health Professionals, and an impressive collection of other disciplines, skills, and backgrounds.

We pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence, expertise, and commitment to the protection of people, property, and the environment on a worldwide basis. ASSE also has 12 practice specialty divisions consisting of: Construction, Consultants, Engineering, Environmental, Health Care, Industrial Hygiene, International, Management, Public Sector, Risk Management and Insurance, Mining, and Transportation. The ASSE members in these divisions are leaders in their field with the knowledge and expertise needed to move safety and health forward on a global level. They assist in developing national and international safety standards and national regulations based on their experience and knowledge.

ASSE believes there is great opportunity for significant benefit if partnership can be achieved. The results will be innovative methods to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of occupational safety and health and environmental management. Enclosed is a copy of our monthly publication, Professional Safety Journal. We plan on sending this publication to you on a monthly basis, and it will serve as an excellent resource for cutting edge occupational safety and health information.

We conclude by congratulating you once more, and look forward to working with you, or your representatives, on future safety, health, and environmental issues. Please feel free to contact ASSE should you have any questions, or suggestions on how we can work together.

Warmest Regards and Congratulations,

Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP
ASSE President, 2000-2001

Copy To:

ASSE Board of Directors
ASSE Council on Professional Affairs
ASSE Governmental Affairs Committee

TRF/TF/CORRS1411
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