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Pittsburgh Youth Wins ASSE Poster Contest, Local Billboard Features Her Art

Posted in , on Mon, Apr 30, 2012

DES PLAINES, IL (April 30, 2012) –  Tali Brobst, 8, of Trafford, PA,  won first place in the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) 10th annual ASSE kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest for children aged 5-14 in the 7-8 age group for her poster titled ‘Protect your sight, wear you safety glasses right’.  The Brobst family is talented one as her brother Noah won first place last year in the aged 5-6 category. The competition was stiff as ASSE received more than 2500 poster entries. In addition to drawing, Tali plays piano and softball.

As a result of her win, Tali will receive a $5,000 savings bond from ASSE and will be honored at the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., this May 7 as part of the annual ASSE North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH, May 6-12) Week kick-off events with local, state, federal and Canadian officials along with ASSE officials and other poster contest winners and their families. Events will also be held at the National Zoo and the U.S. National Gallery of Art. Tali’s poster is also featured on the free NAOSH 2012 poster distributed worldwide which can be viewed at www.asse.org/naosh.

In addition, Tali’s poster will be displayed on a roadway billboard in Trafford, a donation from the Lamar Advertising Company on Route 130 near 2nd Avenue. Tali’s billboard is one of 11 that Lamar is donating around the country featuring winners of the ASSE kids’ safety-on-the-job poster contest. There are five grand prize winners in each of the five age groups and 15 runners up who also win savings bonds and have their posters displayed. SafeStart® is the premier sponsor of NAOSH Week and the annual ASSE kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest.

Currently, in the U.S. alone, more than 4500 workers died from on-the-job injuries in 2010 and millions more suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses each year. The poster contest, NAOSH Week and the May 9 Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day are additional tools ASSE and its members use to educate businesses, workers, youth and the public about how to stay safe at work and its importance for businesses and for quality of life.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization. Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members are committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education.  The posters can be viewed by going to www.asse.org/naosh . To get a free NAOSH poster contact ASSE at customerservice@asse.org or 847-699-2929. Go to www.asse.org/newsroom for more information.

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