DAIMLERCHRYSLER DONATION CONTINUES THEIR DEDICATION TO WORKPLACE SAFETY EDUCATION, RESEARCH
DES PLAINES, IL (May 17, 2006) – DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund’s recent $10,000 donation to the American Society of Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation marks their continued commitment to support occupational safety and health education and research.
Chair of the ASSE Foundation Board Kennith Brock, said, “We salute the DaimlerChrysler Corporation fund for their ongoing dedication to help the development of safety professionals and research in efforts to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. DaimlerChrysler has contributed $145,000 over the past seven years to our foundation that has been apportioned to research, development grant programs, and to fund college scholarships. This support is key as the demand for these professionals continues to expand.”
This year, the ASSE student member Jason Morse, of Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK, will be awarded the $2,000 DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund Scholarship. Morse is an undergraduate student pursuing a career in safety management. The remaining grant funds will be applied to safety research and professional development grant programs for ASSE members .
The non-profit DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund was established in 1953 to help enrich the physical and cultural needs of communities and business environments. Its mission is to develop a skilled workforce, support responsive communities, encourage employee participation, and respond to public policy and marketplace issues. Their association with the ASSE Foundation is recognition of the organization’s commitment to safety and health.
Chartered in 1990, the ASSE Foundation is committed to ensuring the future of the occupational safety and health profession by providing financial resources to individuals and organizations. Funding for the Foundation comes from corporations and voluntary donations from ASSE members – individual and through chapters countrywide for applied safety research, scholarships, fellowships, internships and professional development. For more information visit www.asse.org/foundat.htm .
Formed in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE has more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members who manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education.